Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea: Hosts still searching for first home win this season

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Marcus Rashford, Cesar Azpilicueta, Manchester United, Chelsea
Marcus Rashford was once thwarted by means of Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy in the most productive alternative of the first half of

Manchester United and Chelsea flooring out a colorless goalless draw within the Old Trafford rain that can persuade no-one each side might be difficult for the Premier League this season.

Chelsea it is going to be happier with some extent and may have had extra if United skipper Harry Maguire have been punished for wrapping his arm across the throat of Cesar Azpilicueta as he defended a first-half nook.

Although they continue to be caught within the backside half of of the desk, United have been a minimum of in a position to steer clear of dropping a 3rd instantly home league recreation originally of the season for the first time since 1930.

In addition, they may be able to additionally level to 3 just right saves from Edouard Mendy, two to disclaim Marcus Rashford, together with one within the ultimate minute, and one the place Bruno Fernandes was once thwarted.

However, Chelsea’s largest scare was once Mendy passing the ball throughout his purpose and out for a nook within the first half of when looking to move to Thiago Silva.

Neither Edinson Cavani, on his debut, nor Paul Pogba may exchange issues within the home aspect’s favour when they have been presented as substitutes. Mason Greenwood was once given the overall 8 mins to make an affect – however didn’t.

Chelsea acquire in defence however lose in assault

Successive blank sheets does supply Chelsea with the type of platform they’ve been missing thus far this season.

The go back of Thiago Silva to anchor a three-man defence supplied solidity. Yet it additionally appeared to price Chelsea their edge in assault.

Too regularly Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic have been left looking to take United’s defence on on my own and seldom did the guests mount concerted power across the United field, even supposing they ruled ownership for lengthy sessions.

England defender Reece James regarded their maximum creative attacking risk along with his forceful bursts down the appropriate flank. However, his ultimate ball was once deficient and United keeper David de Gea didn’t need to make a significant save.

Sixth position might glance presentable for Frank Lampard’s males at the present time however they might slide down the league over the weekend and it appears that evidently, a big summer time outlay is but to pay dividends.

Rashford repelled by means of Mendy

It has been some other wonderful week for Marcus Rashford.

After getting the Government to overturn its personal coverage on offering unfastened faculty foods to kids compelled to stick home right through the spring lockdown, the England striker spoke back to a lacklustre reaction to his request for half-term foods by means of summoning make stronger from in every single place excluding Downing Street.

Even Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp publicly sponsored Rashford, which bearing in mind the antipathy between their respective golf equipment is a few going.

What Rashford does at the pitch may be necessary, although, and this was once a irritating enjoy.

He was once stuck up within the normal non-event of the first 25 mins. On one United counter, he was once screaming for a move excessive from Juan Mata that he may chase past the Chelsea defence. Instead, the ball went sideways to Luke Shaw and was once misplaced.

Mata did ship Rashford via after Fernandes received ownership throughout the guests’ half of however Mendy denied him with a feet-first prevent. By half-time, Rashford still regarded in discomfort after he had long past down in ache after a tangle of legs with N’Golo Kante.

He recovered and after being moved to the left following the creation of Cavani, remained a risk, with Azpilicueta blocking off his low shot sooner than Mendy saved out his ultimate effort.

It was once in large part a night of frustration, although, summed up as he smashed the ball away in inflammation as the overall whistle sounded.

What’s subsequent?

Manchester United are subsequent in motion on Wednesday, 28 October, after they entertain RB Leipzig within the Champions League (20:00 GMT) after which entertain Arsenal within the Premier League on 1 November (16:30 GMT). Chelsea shuttle to Russia to play FK Krasnodar within the Champions League, additionally on Wednesday (17:55 GMT). They consult with Burnley within the Premier League on 31 October (15:00 GMT).

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Manchester United

  1. Squad quantity6Player titlePogba
  2. Squad quantity7Player titleCavani
  3. Squad quantity11Player titleGreenwood

Chelsea

  1. Squad quantity16Player titleMendy

  2. Squad quantity28Player titleAzpilicueta

  3. Squad quantity6Player titleThiago Silva

  4. Squad quantity15Player titleZouma

  5. Squad quantity24Player titleJames

  6. Squad quantity5Player titleJorginho

  7. Squad quantity7Player titleKanté

  8. Squad quantity21Player titleChilwell

  9. Squad quantity29Player titleHavertz

  10. Squad quantity10Player titlePulisic

  11. Squad quantity11Player titleWerner

  1. Squad quantity9Player titleAbraham

  2. Squad quantity19Player titleMount

  3. Squad quantity22Player titleZiyech

Line-ups

Man Utd

  • 1de Gea
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 5Maguire
  • 23ShawBooked at 39minutes
  • 39McTominaySubstituted forGreenwoodat 83′mins
  • 17FredBooked at 46minutes
  • 8MataSubstituted forPogbaat 58′mins
  • 18Bruno Fernandes
  • 21JamesSubstituted forCavaniat 58′mins
  • 10RashfordBooked at 76minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Pogba
  • 7Cavani
  • 11Greenwood
  • 26Henderson
  • 31Matic
  • 34van de Beek
  • 38Tuanzebe

Chelsea

  • 16Mendy
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 15Zouma
  • 24James
  • 5Jorginho
  • 7Kanté
  • 21Chilwell
  • 29HavertzBooked at 45minutesSubstituted forMountat 72′mins
  • 10PulisicSubstituted forZiyechat 81′mins
  • 11WernerSubstituted forAbrahamat 71′mins

Substitutes

  • 2Rüdiger
  • 9Abraham
  • 13Caballero
  • 17Kovacic
  • 18Giroud
  • 19Mount
  • 22Ziyech

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