Is that Manchester United’s title challenge dead and buried already?
Their 1-0 defeat at Chelsea today, coupled with Manchester City’s victory over Arsenal earlier on, means they’re now a massive eight points behind their noisy neighbours.
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It wasn’t a happy return to Stamford Bridge for Jose Mourinho again after last season’s 4-0 drubbing at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues fully deserved all three points, given to them courtesy of Alvaro Morata’s stunning header early in the second half.
United pushed hard for an equaliser in the last 10 minutes but to no avail, with Chelsea’s midfield outnumbering their opposite numbers throughout.
All eyes were on Mourinho before kick off – and a few people spotted an awkward interaction with Eden Hazard.
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CHELSEA: Courtois 8, Zappacosta 5, Azpilicueta 15, Christensen 8, Cahill 8, Alonso 8, Kante 3, Bakayoko -1, Fabregas 3, Hazard 3, Morata 8
Subs: Rudiger 5, Drinkwater 0, Willian 0
MAN UNITED: De Gea 3, Valencia 0, Jones -1, Smalling 0, Bailly 3, Young 0, Herrera -1, Matic 3, Mkhitaryan 0, Lukaku 0, Rashford 0
Subs: Martial 0, Fellaini -1, Lingard 0
Booked: Jones, Herrera, Fellaini
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