Chelsea welcomed Manchester United to Stamford bridge with the morale of Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten run since taking over as the London side’s manager. The game which was already predicted to be tough, with Manchester United having eyes to shorten the gap between them and Manchester City, while Chelsea had eyes to return into the top four position, following West Ham United’s loss to Manchester City earlier the weekend.
In the first half of the game at Stamford bridge, both sides displayed great action. Following a Marcus Rashford free-kick that was kept out by Edouard Mendy, there was a call for a possible handball by Callum Hudson-odoi in the Chelsea’s 18-yard box. The referee waited for the ball to get out of play before reviewing the situation in the VAR screen. After repeated reviews, the referee made a decision which was displayed on the screen saying “No Handball”. There were some display of displeasure with the referee’s decision from the Manchester United side, but the game continued and it was at the half way break, goalless.
Returning from the half-time break, Chelsea’s manager, Thomas Tuchel made his first substitution when he replaced Callum Hudson-Odoi with Reece James; some fans were curious to know the reason behind Hudson-Odoi’s substitution but some few minutes later he was seen with a bandage on his lap and a chunk of ice.
Chelsea dominated the second half of the game, but they were unable to break the deadlock. Manchester United also displayed great performance in the second half of the game, they were series of counter-attacks from both the Manchester United and the Chelsea sides, but both teams were unable to break the deadlock as the game ended in a goalless draw. The remarkable meeting between Chelsea and Manchester United today at Stamford bridge ended in a goalless draw. At the full-time hour, both sides settled for a point each.