Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho suffered yet another defeat on his return to Stamford Bridge at the hands of Italian manager Antonio Conte.
Before the contest between the Red Devils and the Blues, Man City extended their lead on top of the table after beating Arsenal. United needed to earn all three points to cut the gap but after the defeat, they are now eight points behind the league leaders.
Chelsea were dominant at home and deservedly won all three points as Manchester United failed to create clear cut chances.
The Old Trafford club hardly created anything in the first half. Romelu Lukaku’s shot from outside the box was the only key effort to test Courtois in the first 45 minutes.
The worst player on the pitch was none other than Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Armenian international, who provided the highest number of assists in the Bundesliga two seasons ago was completely clueless against Chelsea. He could not find space, failed to retain possession and could not create anything in the attacking third.
Fellaini tested Courtois in the second half but the Belgian goalie brilliantly denied his compatriot and in the end Morata’s brilliant header was enough to earn victory for the home side.
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