Chelsea v Manchester United, 18 April 2015

Score1-0 to Chelsea
RefereeMike Dean
CompetitionPremier League
VenueStamford Bridge
Attendance41,422
Kick-off: 5.30pm

Goals:

Eden Hazard 38 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Kurt Zouma
Defender/Centre back Gary Cahill
Defender/Centre back John Terry
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder Branislav Ivanović
Midfielder Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder Eden Hazard
Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Midfielder Oscar
Forward Didier Drogba

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Paddy McNair
Defender Luke Shaw
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Juan Mata
Forward Radamel Falcao
Forward Wayne Rooney

Substitutions:

Ramires for Oscar 67
John Obi Mikel for Cesc Fàbregas 90
Willian for Eden Hazard 90

Substitutions:

Angel Di Maria for Ashley Young 70
Adnan Januzaj for Juan Mata 70
Tyler Blackett for Luke Shaw 80

Cards:

Didier Drogba 54 Y
Branislav Ivanović 57 Y
Oscar 63 Y

Cards:

Ander Herrera 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Petr Čech
Defender Filipe Luís
Midfielder Juan Cuadrado
Midfielder John Obi Mikel
Midfielder Ramires
Midfielder Willian
Forward Dominic Solanke

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Victor Valdés
Defender/Right back Rafael Da Silva
Defender Tyler Blackett
Midfielder Andreas Pereira
Midfielder Angel Di Maria
Midfielder Adnan Januzaj

Comments:

League position: 1st This victory left Chelsea requiring nine points from their last six games to clinch their fourth Premier League title. Chelsea had now lost only one of their last 13 Premier League home games against Manchester United (won eight and drawn four). The Blues were unbeaten in their last five Premier League games against United, conceding only two goals. They completed a year without a home defeat in the Premier League. Their most recent league reverse at Stamford Bridge was against Sunderland on 19 April 2014. They had now failed to score in only one Premier League game in this season. That was at Sunderland on 29 November. Eden Hazard retained his record of never having lost a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge in which he had scored (19 won and two drawn).

Comments:

League position: 3rd Manchester United had suffered more Premier League defeats against Chelsea than against any other club (16). This defeat brought to an end United's run of six consecutive Premier League wins since a 2-1 defeat at Swansea City on 21 February 2015. They hadn't won seven in a row since March 2013 under Sir Alex Ferguson.