A rare attack from the visitors sees it end abruptly with Fred looking for a penalty. It was certainly hopeful of the Brazilian to expect Antony Taylor to give that decision and he is told that in no uncertain terms by Rudiger and Silva who drag him back to his feet.
Chelsea continue to ask questions of the Red Devils defence and they continue to be answered as the scoreline remains goalless. You could easily swap this United shape for one of a newly-promoted side. Actually, that would be harsh on Brentford, Norwich and Watford.
Carrick’s decision to drop Ronaldo has proved to be the right one as it makes more sense to keep him warm on the bench instead of cold and isolated on the halfway line. United continue to frustrate Chelsea by absorbing all the pressure on the edge of their own box. A lack of creation further up the pitch leads to Antonio Rudiger taking on his weekly long shot and he catches it brilliantly but sees it cannon off the crossbar.
The visitors seem happy to let Chelsea have as much of the ball as they want as long as it isn’t inside the penalty area and it’s working for them so far. They’ve been able to limit the attacking potential of Thomas Tuchel’s side. However, it has come at the cost of them not offering anything going forward themselves.
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