Is Chelsea really better than Manchester United?
End of working day! After 90 minutes, Chelsea and Manchester United split goalless 0-0. After the change of sides, a respectable football game developed over time, with opportunities on both sides. The greatest chance of the game was missed by Ziyech after 49 minutes, who failed due to the strong parrying De Gea. In the final phase, Manchester was increasingly content with the draw and tried to keep the defense tight, which also worked well. So the Red Devils keep the lead on the Tuchel-Elf at six points. The guests will probably be able to live better with the performance-based draw in the end. With that we say goodbye at this point and wish you a nice evening!
Mendy has to intervene again against Fred's flutter ball from 23 meters, the keeper plays it safe and fists the leather away.
But the guests get the standard well defended. De Gea grabs the leather.
Mount pulls another free kick against James in the right half-field. The ball will come long into the penalty area.
There are three more minutes to look up.
Official injury time (minutes): 3
Manchester leaves the big counter chance! McTominay broke through on the right and has a lot of meadow in front of him. Two guest players run in perfectly in the center, but the Scottish pass is too imprecise. Kanté rushed back in time and cleared the situation.
In the last quarter of an hour, not too much of the guests came to the front. The Solskjær-Elf seem to be satisfied with the draw.
Chelsea get dressed again. Pulišić makes pace out of midfield and then looks for the conclusion from 17 meters in the half-right position. The marble flies a good bit over the bar.
A strong cross from the right by James, who crosses to the second post with good timing. But Lindelöf's long leg is strong in front of Werner.
We are slowly approaching the final phase. Can a team still score the three points here? Chelsea need the win more urgently than United.
Yellow card for Harry Maguire (Manchester United)
Maguire is way too late against Pulišić and rightly picks up yellow.
Both coaches bring fresh offensive forces again. Werner and Martial should liven up their attack series with speed.
Substitution for Manchester United: Anthony Martial
Substitution at Manchester United: Mason Greenwood
Substitution at Chelsea FC: Timo Werner
Substitution at Chelsea FC: Hakim Ziyech
A low cross from James from the right causes Mendy to slip out of his hand, but before Bruno Fernandes can insert the marble, the goalkeeper buries the leather under him.
After Ziyech's cross pass in front of the guest penalty area, Kovačić tries a flick into the right corner. The attempt lacks the pace and De Gea has no problems.
After the restart, a really good football game developed here. The goals are still missing, but both teams act with open sights and create scoring opportunities.
Really good finish from Fred, who starts to chop from a central position 20 meters. Mendy flies in vain, but the ball flies just past the right corner of the cross.
Second change with the blues. Tuchel brings with Pulišić more agility and speed for the striker.
Substitution for Chelsea FC: Christian Pulišić
Substitution at Chelsea FC: Olivier Giroud
Strong solo by Mason Mount, who takes the ball at the center line and then dribbles through the entire back line of the Red Devils to the right into the penalty area. In the end, the Englishman stuck to McTominay after a nice hook with the shot attempt.
Yellow card for Ben Chilwell (Chelsea FC)
Chilwell sells Greenwood on the outside line and receives yellow.
Now comes Manchester! Shaw's cross from the left slips through to the second post to Wan-Bissaka, who goes back to McTominay. The Scot then pulls from eleven meters, but Mendy throws himself into the shot and can parry.
Excellent counter chance for Manchester, but Bruno Fernandes leaves it behind. The Portuguese wants to send Rashford on the left, but plays the marble inaccurately to the side.
Chelsea are extremely dominant in the initial phase after the break. After the restart, the Tuchel-Elf recorded 82 percent possession and had a good chance of taking the lead through Ziyech.
The next corner puts Shaw on the first post. Giroud jumps the highest and clears with his head.
James is not attacked decisively in front of the Blues penalty area, which is why the Welshman simply gives it a try. Christensen keeps his foot in and clears the corner.
Fred (Manchester United) is shown a yellow card
Fred gets the first yellow card of the game. The Brazilian comes too late against Mount and hits the Londoner on the Achilles tendon.
Big chance of 1-0 for Chelsea! Mount sends Chilwell left towards the baseline. The full-back has his head up and plays back to the penalty spot, where Ziyech leaves with his left. De Gea parries with an outstanding reflex, the follow-up shot from James is then blocked by Maguire.
Go on! Tuchel changes once during the break and brings James in position for Hudson-Odoi, who had to go out battered.
Substitution for Chelsea FC: Reece James
Substitution at Chelsea FC: Callum Hudson-Odoi
Kick-off second half
Break at Stamford Bridge! Between Chelsea and Manchester United it goes goalless in the lockers. The Tuchel-Elf started the game well, but could not keep the intensity as high as it went on. The Red Devils took command from the middle of the first half, but without really getting any dangerous chances. The guests were unlucky that referee Attwell did not give United a penalty after 15 minutes. Otherwise, not much happened in front of the gates of either team. We are excited to see how things will continue after the break. See you soon!
There is another 120 seconds on top.
Official injury time (minutes): 2
A few minutes until the break. There is still a lot going on here in the prison rooms.
After a good pressing of the guests, Fred lands the high ball win and then plays Bruno Fernandes on the left sixteen corner. The Portuguese's shot is deflected to the corner, which remains harmless.
Rashford can no longer run a long ball to the left in a full sprint. The Englishman can no longer brake before the line and then almost falls over the advertising board. Rashford then has to recover briefly, but can quickly move on.
Rüdiger shifts the game with a great diagonal ball on the right side to Hudson-Odoi, who then crosses the leather at full speed with pull on the first post. There Giroud missed the cross with his flight insert by a hair's breadth!
Weak cross from the left-back, which Kanté can clear at the first post.
Maybe something is going after a corner for Manchester? Shaw arranges the marble on the left.
And then De Gea Giroud gives the guests the marble with a bad pass just before the sixteenth. The Frenchman then closes too hastily with the left and misses the shot completely. Missed the chance!
Manchester controls the game with a lot of possession in the current phase. Chelsea won't get to his game like that, Tuchel is visibly dissatisfied with how the first half went.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils are getting into the game better. The home side can no longer fully uphold the high intensity of the initial phase.
Bruno Fernandes is looking for Rashford with a high pass in the penalty area of the Blues. Azpilicueta, however, cleverly uses the body and blocks the ball into the goal-kick.
Nice one-two between Azpilicueta and Hudson-Odoi at the end of which the Englishman comes to a dropkick half-right in the guests' penalty area. His sharp shot flies very close to the left post.
The first twenty minutes have been played. Chelsea controls the ball, but has not yet recorded really compelling goal-area scenes. In addition, the blues were lucky after 15 minutes that the referee team did not decide on hand penalty for the guests.
Attwell watched the scene for a long time on the monitor, but ultimately decided against a penalty for the guests. A tricky decision.
Well has reported to the VAR! A Hudson-Odois handball is tested following the Rashford free kick. The Englishman's hand was well up and on the ball.
Full pound from Rashford, who knocks the play equipment over the wall. Mendy is in the threatened right corner and clears with a fist defense.
Violent clash between Mount and McTominay in front of the Blues sixteen. Referee Attwell gives Manchester a free kick. Rashford sets the ball from 27 yards from the goal.
Good counter chance for United! Bruno Fernandes sends Rashford into a running duel with Kanté. The Englishman then wants to put the marble in the sixteen at Greenwood, but Chilwell is there with the defense against the head.
Hudson-Odoi loosely pulls past Shaw on the right lane and then crosses halfway to the five. But Lindelöf is there again and corrects the situation.
Crazy solo by Rüdiger, who starts the sprint from his own half and then looks for Giroud at the penalty spot from the left corner of the penalty area. Lindelöf shines with good positional play and has the foot in between.
The Londoners play the corner kick briefly. Ultimately, Hudson-Odoi then messed up the marble, there was a kick for ManU.
Good attack the blues! Kovačić sends Mount on the journey over the left. The Englishman is looking for Giroud at the second post with a cross, Shaw is in at the last moment and clears for a corner.
The game is on! Manchester have toasted in red and white jerseys, Chelsea is dressed all in blue.
Manchester coach Solskjær swaps five times after the goalless draw in the Europa League against Sociedad. De Gea moves back in for Henderson. Maguire and Shaw are new to the back four for Bailly and Alex Telles. McTominay also moves next to Fred on the double six and displaces Matić on the bench, while Rashford moves into the center of the storm for Martial.
Compared to the 1-0 win in Madrid, Tuchel made three changes in his starting line-up. Chilwell is plowing the left wing instead of Marcos Alonso today. In addition, Kanté moves into the central field for Jorginho and Ziyech for Werner in the offensive midfield.
However, the guests from Manchester have not been defeated in the league this season. In addition, the Red Devils booked the ticket for the second round of the Europa League against Real Sociedad during the week. ManU coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær was able to spare some of the regulars in view of today's game. The goal in the league is clearly to book the ticket for the premier class. United are currently six points ahead of fifth Chelsea with 49 points. From the point of view of the guests, the distance should at least not have narrowed after the game.
The top game between Chelsea and Manchester United is very explosive. The fifth in the table receives the current runner-up, so the duel could be extremely trend-setting in the fight for the Champions League places. Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel, who is expecting a hot match, knows that too: "If we win, it would be enormous. The other way around as well." The Londoners come with the tailwind of the 1-0 success in the first leg of the first leg of the premier class against Atlético Madrid. In addition, the Blues are still unbeaten under the coach Tuchel, which should remain that way from the perspective of the Londoners.
Welcome to the 26th day of the Premier League! At 5:30 p.m. the duel between Chelsea FC and Manchester United takes place at Stamford Bridge.
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