It wasn’t their fault Antony and Marcus Rashford missed chances. The way Eriksen and Casemiro were so calm under pressure was incredible to watch up close and their movement off the ball makes everything look so easy when they’re on it. And then of course Casemiro had the quality to finish when it mattered most. Rashford, Aubameyang struggle: The forwards on both teams struggled to have an impact and perhaps both Chelsea and Manchester United will be better without a true No. 9? Their fluid attacking systems rely on speed and movement and having a static forward just sees everything break down.
👋 Welcome to Stamford Bridge for Chelsea vs Manchester United! Stream link + live analysis, videos here ➡️ https://t. co/QL22frN6kK My thoughts ahead of #CFC v #MUFC ⤵️ pic. com/uTEzzneSS7 — Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) October 22, 2022Teams are out warming up here at the Bridge and Bruno Fernandes is having a lovely time whacking balls into the net. Casemiro just scored a lovely header too.
It worked a treat and helped Chelsea grab a point. [ VIDEO: Premier League highlights]Stars of the showMateo Kovacic: His clever movement and forward passes got Chelsea going after he was brought on. Casemiro: Silky on the ball, shut Chelsea’s attacking lanes down in the first half and then popped up with the equalizer when United needed him most. Trevoh Chalobah: Fantastic display as he bullied Marcus Rashford, was calm on the ball and his positioning was excellent. Luke Shaw: Great to see him in full flow like this.
We are right behind the bench here and Erik ten Hag is demanding more from his team. Lots of gesticulating going on. “Just like London, your city is blue! ” sing the Chelsea fans to Manchester United. Terrific banter. KICK OFF: We are underway here at the Bridge! A clash of new managers and a clash of styles between two Premier League giants. This should be epic.
We are disappointed to concede late but over the course of the game I think a point is about right for us. I don’t think we can sit here and say we deserved to win because we didn’t perform. We didn’t do enough to win the game but effort wise what the boys put in was amazing. ”“[Kovacic] has been nursing a knee all season pretty much and then you look at the schedule, it’s Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday — it is impossible for him to start all the games.
Slow burner. Casemiro and Eriksen playing some lovely passes to get United out of midfield. They ooze class and experience. At the other end a magnificent sliding clearance from Varane with Aubameyang lurking. This is opening up now. Lovely stuff. SAVE! Kepa with a good stop down low as Antony curls an effort from the edge of the box. United look dangerous going forward. This is like a chess game. Erik ten Hag and Graham Potter both trying to draw the other out. Chelsea are lining up in a 3-3-1-3 formation when Manchester United have goal kicks. Trying to push high and stop United building out of the back. Didn't work that time as United just played it out and Shaw fired just wide with Azpilicueta caught out. #CFC 0-0 #MUFC#CHEMUN — Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) October 22, 2022Antony clattered by Cucurella and the Brazilian wasn’t exactly delighted with it.
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It worked. Erik ten Hag then replied early in the second half by bringing on Fred to solidify midfield and move Eriksen further forward. United won the first half. Chelsea won the second. There was no check mate this time. [ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA] Casemiro and Eriksen class gives United sturdy foundation: The experienced duo of Eriksen and Casemiro got United off to a fine start as they ticked things over nicely in midfield and gave United a foundation to get something from the game.
Flashed a shot just wide in the first half and great cross to set up United’s equalizer. What’s next? Chelsea head to RB Salzburg on Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League and then head to Brighton on Saturday, Oct. 29. Manchester United host Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League on Thursday and then host West Ham on Sunday, Oct. 30. Graham Potter reaction: On tactical switch, why Kovacic didn’t startfrom Joe Prince-Wright at Stamford Bridge. “The first 30 minutes, I thought Manchester United were better and forced us back, we had to adjust a little bit there and get an extra player in the midfield and put a little bit more pressure on them. From that point I thought we did well in the game.
With the point Chelsea have 21 on the season, one point ahead of Manchester United. WATCH FULL MATCH REPLAYWhat we learned from Chelsea vs Manchester UnitedChess match ends even: This was an intriguing tactical battle as both managers teased the other to try and be more attack-minded. United and Chelsea both tried to leave as many forward players forward as possible and it turned the game into a bit of a stalemate. Potter’s decision to bring on Kovacic after 35 minutes gave Chelsea the control they wanted as they switched to a back four and went to a 4-2-3-1.
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📺 @nbc #CHEMUN | #MyPLMorning pic. com/HxY1RtkQZe — NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) October 22, 2022CROSSBAR! Trevoh Chalobah heads onto the top of the bar as he towers above Fred. #USMNT's Christian Pulisic about to come on for Chelsea. 18 minutes to go. #CFC 0-0 #MUFC#CHEMUN — Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) October 22, 2022Chelsea have had the better of the play in the second half. The ball just hasn’t dropped to Raheem Sterling in the right areas on a few occasions. United are trying to get back into this game but Chelsea are dominant.
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