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. 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.
Cucurella off. Chelsea have gone to a back 4 with the trio of Kovacic, Jorginho and Loftus-Cheek in midfield. Intriguing. Potter was not liking what he was seeing. SAVE! Great stop down low by Kepa. Marcus Rashford surged towards goal but his powerful shot across goal is pushed away. It’s all United at the moment… SAVE! Brilliant stop by Kepa. Fernandes played in Rashford, who tried to dink it over Kepa, but the Chelsea stopper once again was up to the task. #CFC 0-0 #MUFC #CHEMUN — Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) October 22, 2022It has all calmed down a bit now.
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. Raphael Varane is off with what looked like a knee injury. He was down for a while and looked to be in tears but then refused the stretcher to carry him off and walked around the pitch pretty easily.
Both teams tried to press high on the other from goal kicks but United played out better than Chelsea. Then came the big switch. Kovacic on for Cucurella as Potter went to a back four and an extra man in midfield. 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. 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.
co/qbK9PFjiZG My thoughts from the Bridge on the incredible late drama ⤵️ #CFC #MUFC #CHEMUN pic. twitter. com/iJCtGTzk9f — Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) October 22, 2022GOALLL! Casemiro. I don’t believe it. What a header. It hits the post, bounces over the line and Kepa tried to keep it out. But it went in. Sensational drama. GOALLL! Chelsea 1-0 up as Jorginho slots home. McTominay with the assist…PENALTY TO CHELSEA! McTominay hauls down Broja. What a ridiculous decision.
Leeds vs Fulham: How to watch, live stream link, team news, start timeLONDON — Chelsea and Manchester United battled to an entertaining draw at Stamford Bridge amid late drama galore. [ MORE: Player ratings out of 10]A late Jorginho penalty looked to have won the three points for Chelsea but Casemiro’s header deep into stoppage time just crept over the to grab United a deserved point. Graham Potter’s unbeaten run as Chelsea boss has been extended to eight games in all competitions, while Erik ten Hag will be delighted with this side backing up a win against Tottenham with this battling point at Chelsea. With the point Chelsea have 21 on the season, one point ahead of Manchester United.
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.
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. 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.
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He is played clean through and Thiago Silva does just enough to put him off as Antony drills the effort wide. He can’t believe it. The United bench here at Stamford Bridge are equally stunned. CHANCE! Another great opportunity for Chelsea as Mount finds Sterling and his touch towards Aubameyang is too heavy. Chelsea much more dangerous now. CLOSE! The sub has already had an impact. Kovacic finds Sterling and the loose ball is swept towards goal by Aubameyang but it’s just off target. Kovacic comes on for Chelsea. 35 minutes in. This is needed. Chelsea have no control.
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Armando Broja and Chukwuemeka on for Sterling and Loftus-Cheek. Last throw of the dice for Chelsea. Off the top of the bar! Trevoh Chalobah came SO CLOSE to giving Chelsea the lead. 📺 @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.
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.
Only three total shots so far. 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.
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9? Their fluid attacking systems rely on speed and movement and having a static forward just sees everything break down. Aubameyang and Rashford were isolated for most of this match and that meant Mount, Sterling, Sancho and Antony couldn’t build off them and combine in the final third. Tactical focusGraphic via FotMob. comThis was a tactical journey. United dominated midfield early on and got the ball to Sancho, Bruno Fernandes and Antony often and Chelsea couldn’t get going.
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