As Manchester United boss, José Mourinho has made two trips to Stamford Bridge and lost both. Today, he looked to reverse that trend against a Chelsea team in poor form. The Blues were defeated 3-0 in Rome during the week and saw this game as a shot at redemption.
The two heavyweights of English football engaged in a tactical duel with major implications for the Premier League title. Chelsea scored the only goal of the game in the 55th minute as Álvaro Morata’s jaw-dropping header looped past a stranded David De Gea. The Blues now move into 4th place, only 1 point behind Manchester United.
Here’s the combined XI from Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Manchester United.
11GK: Thibaut Courtois
The towering Belgian wasn’t troubled as much as he thought he would against Manchester United. And it was only in the dying minutes, that he made an important save to thwart Marouane Fellaini, adding to his previous 2 saves.