Wednesday, 8 November 2017

3 Things We Learnt From Chelsea's Crucial 1-0 Win Over Manchester United on Sunday Afternoon


Alvaro Morata scored the decisive goal in a tightly contested game at Stamford Bridge to keep all three points in London.

United attempted to be more progressive, but failed to find the back of the net against an organised Chelsea defence.

Following the match, here are three things we learnt from the 1-0 win on Sunday night.
3. Manchester United Continue to Miss Paul Pogba

Having missed 13 games for United, Paul Pogba's injury has been nothing less than catastrophic for a side looking to challenge for the league. Sustaining a thigh problem against Basel in the Champions League, United look void of creativity in his absence.

Dropping eight league points since, United have seen themselves fall far behind their rivals and scoring far less in the process.

United have scored 26 goals without Pogba in the starting lineup averaging two a game, while this may still seem good - the expected goals stat show United create even more chances with the Frenchman present.
2. Cesc Fabregas Still Dominates

Voted as Man of the Match on the evening, the Spanish midfielder truly did run the show at Stamford Bridge. Completing more passes [78] and having more touches [94] than any other player on the field - Fabregas proved he still has what it takes to dominate a match.

Add to that the six chances that the Spaniard created, the most over the Premier League weekend. Fabregas was the creative catalyst that Chelsea needed to squeeze a win out of this tight affair.
1. Alvaro Morata Back to His Best

Having endured a six-game goal drought in Chelsea blue - Morata was finally back to his best against Manchester United. The goal will obviously grab the attention of most, working his way into the box and guiding a header perfectly into the top corner.

Morata showed Lukaku how it was done in the big games with his off the ball work - with runs into the channels and the bullying of the Manchester United centre backs. The striker was a nuisance all night long and the goal was his just desserts

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