LONDON London Chelsea as well as Manchester United played out a very tight 1-1 Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Jorginho scored an assist to give the hosts the lead and then Casemiro came through to get a header across the line to end the streak of clean sheets that lasted more than 10 hours for Kepa Arrizabalaga and earn Manchester United Red Devils a deserved share of the spoils.
It’s the same in the case of the clubs on the top two spots and the Blues in fourth position with a point more than United which is in the fifth position.
1. Casemiro scores a the point in the final minutes of United in dramatic final at Chelsea
Casemiro made his debut with Manchester United with a dramatic goal that was scored by a header just four minutes into the final minute of stoppage time in the match against Chelsea in the final minutes of stoppage time at Stamford Bridge.
Jorginho’s penalty in the 87th minute, following an inexplicably foul committed by Scott McTominay on Armando Broja seemed to have earned Chelsea an advantage that they hardly deserved. However, Brazil international Casemiro the player, who was a PS70 million summer transfer at Real Madrid, salvaged a point for United by slamming McTominay with a pass before sending the ball over goalkeeper Kepa who had pushed it into the goalpost.
Kepa tried stop the ball from hitting the net However, the goal was awarded following the Hawk-Eye technology confirmed that the ball had crossed the line.
United were the dominant team in chance and the ball at Stamford Bridge, with Marcus Rashford and Antony missed chances to score, however Jorginho appeared to have sent the team to their fourth league loss of the season by sending goalkeeper David De Gea the wrong way from the penalty spot. McTominay was a sloppy wrestler who dragged Broja onto the floor before the referee Stuart Attwell, leaving the official no choice but to give the penalty.
It was the culmination of a miserable day for United and their Raphael Varane’s defender to what seemed to be a serious injuries in the 2nd quarter of the game. United also went to Stamford Bridge without Cristiano Ronaldo who was dropped by manager Erik Ten Hag after refusing to play as an alternative in Wednesday’s 2-0 win at home against Tottenham.
The game was looking to be over, however, Casemiro claimed a deserved point with his last-minute goal.
2. Ten Hag has gotten tougher Man United
There’s a saying that football teams reflect of the personality of their coach and despite only having been at the helm for Manchester United since the summer Ten Hag’s toughness and aggressiveness are already showing across his teammates.
The last season, and many times after the time Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, United have been a bit soft on the pitch and opponents have often won the physical battle for 90 minutes. But Ten Hag is an exuberant character and the players he’s been bringing into the squad since his appointment have provided United the edge in physical play that they’ve had for a long time. Casemiro, Antony and Lisandro Martinez all had a strong edge against Chelsea and sometimes went too far in their challenges against their adversaries.
Antony was a player for Ten Hag at Ajax Amsterdam He was sent off for a kick on Jorginho in the first quarter and Martinez took part in a brawl between Mason Mount and Mason Mount following a late attack from The Chelsea player. Also, Casemiro displayed his skills by committing a string of tactical fouls which helped in stopping Chelsea attacks.
It’s not the part of football that supporters celebrate and celebrate, but United had a lack of steel for many years, but Ten Hag is now able to now put it back to the squad.
3. Chelsea midfielder with no legs and flair
The news this week that N’Golo’s injured hamstring is now a problem for his France player for four months is a blow to Chelsea due to their insufficient depth midfield.
In the match against United, Jorginho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were unable to make an impression in the middle of the field. The manager Graham Potter had to tweak his team’s formation during the first half by replacing Marc Cucurella with Mateo Kovacic after only 36 minutes to provide his team with the extra energy needed to stop the tide of red.
Six weeks of World Cup shutdown will help Chelsea because it will cut down the duration they’ll not have in their midfield, however the problems they face will not go away without signing new players.
Kante as well as Jorginho have both reached their 30s, and Kovacic with a age of 28 is likely to be past the top of his game. The lack of motivation in Chelsea’s midfield comes as a result of the work load that all three players have faced during their career. Conor Gallagher has been brought back to Stamford Bridge following an impressive period in loan with Crystal Palace last season, however, he’s not the solution to Chelsea’s midfield problems So they’ll have to find a solution outside of the club.
Ratings of the player
Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga 7; Trevoh Chalobah 8, Thiago Silva 6, Marc Cucurella 6; Cesar Azpilicueta 7, Jorginho 6, Ruben Loftus-Cheek 6, Ben Chilwell 6; Mason Mount 6, Raheem Sterling 5; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 5
Subs: Mateo Kovacic 6, Christian Pulisic 6, Armando Broja 6, Carney Chukwuemeka 6
Manchester United: David De Gea 6; Diogo Dalot 6, Raphael Varane 7, Lisandro Martinez 7, Luke Shaw 7; Casemiro 7; Antony 6, Bruno Fernandes 6, Christian Eriksen 7, Jadon Sancho 5; Marcus Rashford 5
Subs: Fred 6, Victor Lindelof 6, Scott McTominay 5, Anthony Elanga 6
The best and worst performers
BEST: Trevoh Chalobah, Chelsea. The Chelsea defenseman was responsible for keeping Rashford in check and he was so effective that United substituted the England forward in the middle of the second half. Rashford was ineffective, however Chalobah was the primary reason behind the reason.
WORST: Raheem Sterling, Chelsea. Chelsea’s biggest player of the summer has been cold and hot since his arrival in the summer from Manchester City, and he was sub-zero in his performance in his first game against United. Sterling shined with the best of quality all around him during his time at City but is finding it difficult to be the star player at Chelsea.
Highlights and noteworthy moments
There’s not much that could be classified as”highlight. “highlight.” It was a lowlight but.
After the game After the match: What did the managers and players and players had to say
Fernandes regarding the penalty given for Chelsea: “I said to the referee that in the Premier League this kind of contact is every game. I didn’t see it, I can’t say if it was right or not. [McTominay] said he was not holding him. I don’t know.”
Potter: “I can’t stand here and say we deserved to win. The two teams had a go and a point is about right.”
Key statistics (provided through ESPN Stats & Information)
In his fourth minute in delay time was just 623 minutes after Kepa scored an goal.
The other side of the field the penalty, which was converted to Jorginho is the goal that was first that was conceded at the hands of David De Gea in 442 minutes.
Chelsea: Chelsea will next play on Tuesday to play an Champions League group stage match in Austria against FC Salzburg, before returning to Premier League play on Saturday at Brighton & Hove Albion.
Manchester United: United will be welcoming Sheriff Tiraspol to Old Trafford on Thursday for an Europa League group stage contest The team will play another home match to come up on Sunday, when they will play West Ham United in the Premier League.