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As it happened: Chelsea v Manchester United, Premier League
Jose Mourinho returned to his old stomping ground for this afternoon’s big game in the English top flight.
Oct 23rd 2016, 5:52 PM Full-time: Chelsea 4 Manchester United 0 Shocking day at the office for Mourinho and Co on his return to Stamford Bridge. His heaviest Premier League defeat.
Oct 23rd 2016, 5:30 PM GOAL! Chelsea 4-0 Manchester United (N’Golo Kante)  Super solo goal by the little Frenchman, who walks past a couple of half-hearted challenges before shooting beyond De Gea.
Oct 23rd 2016, 5:20 PM GOAL! Chelsea 3-0 Manchester United (Eden Hazard)  Hazard begins the move out wide, passes to Kante then continues his run inside. Matic slots the ball through and the former Premier League Player of the Year finds the bottom corner after...

Full-time: Chelsea 4 Manchester United 0

Shocking day at the office for Mourinho and Co on his return to Stamford Bridge. His heaviest Premier League defeat.

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Three minutes of added time to play…

Zlatan gets his shot on target this time, but Courtois is down well to keep it out.

TWO CHANGES – With the job done, Conte takes off Hazard and Costa for Willian and Michy Batshuayi.

His first goal in a Chelsea shirt…

BOOKING – Pogba, who has been really poor again today, picks up a yellow card for clipping the heels of Matic.

Rare chance for United, as Ibrahimovic attempts an acrobatic volley when going with his head looked the better option.

GOAL! Chelsea 4-0 Manchester United (N’Golo Kante) 

Super solo goal by the little Frenchman, who walks past a couple of half-hearted challenges before shooting beyond De Gea.

GOAL! Chelsea 3-0 Manchester United (Eden Hazard) 

Hazard begins the move out wide, passes to Kante then continues his run inside. Matic slots the ball through and the former Premier League Player of the Year finds the bottom corner after dancing past Smalling.

No way back from this surely.

Lingard shoots at goal but it’s straight at Courtois, who makes a routine save.

BLOCKED – Chelsea break in numbers after a poor pass by new man Rojo and Moses counter-attacks through the middle. He feeds Hazard, who has a pop, but Smalling gets his body in the way.

Rashford gets down the left and whips over a cross. It’s slightly over-cooked, however, and Pogba can’t get there.

SUBSTITUTION – Bailly has picked up a knock and is forced off. Argentine international Marcos Rojo comes on in his place.

RULED OUT – Chelsea have the ball in the back of the net, but Costa is correctly ruled offside after sticking Kante’s deflected effort into the top corner.

SECOND HALF – Juan Mata, who spent two years at Chelsea, is the one change for United with Fellaini coming off.

The visitors have gone 4-4-2 as Rashford joins Ibrahimovic up front.

That Luiz tackle on Fellaini was dangerously-high. Worthy of a red?

Fellaini Luiz

Half-time: Chelsea 2-0 Manchester United 

Terrible half from United. So many of their big players are under-performing. Mourinho must be thinking about making a couple of changes at the break.

 

Britain Soccer Premier League Kirsty Wigglesworth Cahill celebrates Chelsea's second. Kirsty Wigglesworth

Valencia crosses to Rashford after good work from Bailly, but his connection is poor and it’s well wide.

Great play from Hazard to create an opening for Costa, but United get back in numbers to sniff out the danger.

YELLOW CARD – Luiz catches Fellaini with a high tackle and goes into the referee’s book.

That was risky from Chelsea. Alonso throws towards Azpilicueta, who looks to head back to Courtois but it’s a little short.

Pogba sprints towards the loose ball but Chelsea’s keeper just about gets there first.

DOUBLE STOP – Courtois blocks a long-range effort from Herrera, then has to make a second save when Lingard follows up.

SAVE - Blind is robbed by Pedro and De Gea has to make the save with his foot.

Costa then gets the ball caught in his feet moments later when he should really score.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-0 Manchester United (Gary Cahill) 

That’s two for the Londoners. A corner falls to Cahill and, after losing Smalling, the Chelsea captain lashes the ball past Blind and De Gea.

Pedro clips into the path of Costa but Bailly is strong in the tackle to clear for a corner. It’s played to the edge of the box and the unmarked Hazard drills a low shot just wide. Decent effort from the Belgian.

CHANCE – United have come into the game with some controlled attacking since conceding. Valencia gets to the endline and chips to the back post, where Ibrahimovic gets up well but heads over the bar.

It’s his first goal of the season.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United (Pedro) 

WOW. What a start from the home side! Pedro gets in behind Blind to latch onto a hopeful through-ball and the Spaniard rounds his compatriot David De Gea before slotting home.

Terrible defending from the Man United backline there.

KICK-OFF – Diego Costa gets the ball rolling. Both clubs wearing their traditional home colours — Chelsea in blue and white, Man United in red, white and black.

Mourinho and John Terry embrace before kick-off. The veteran Chelsea defender has to settle for a place on the bench as they set up in a 3-4-3 again with Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Gary Cahill making up a three-man defence.

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Okay, call it…


Poll Results:

Chelsea win (276)
Manchester United win (128)
 Draw (105)



Mourinho confirms to Sky Sports that Man United captain Wayne Rooney is missing due to an injury he picked up in training this week.

A famous betting company has erected this sign outside Stamford Bridge today to have a dig at Mourinho’s fondness with ‘parking the bus’.

Will United set up to nullify their opponents again just as they did in Monday’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool?

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Antonio Conte gave Paul Pogba a chance in the Juventus first team after his arrival from Man United in 2012.

Italy Soccer Serie A AP / Press Association Images Pogba and Conte share a hug during their Juve days. AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

The world’s most expensive player comes up against his old mentor here and, after a difficult start to his second stint in England, the Frenchman midfielder will be hoping to carry on from Thursday’s Europa League performance — in which he bagged two goals.

We’ve got starting line-ups for you.  Chelsea stick with the same XI that saw off champions Leicester City last weekend.

Meanwhile, Antonio Valencica, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all return to United’s team after being rested in the 4-1 win over Fenerbahce in midweek.

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard.

 

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling (c), Bailly, Blind; Herrera, Fellaini, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford; Ibrahimovic.

JOSE MOURINHO RETURNS to the home of the club he won three Premier League titles, three league cups and an FA Cup during two spells.

The Portuguese coach brings his Manchester United side to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in the second of two matches in England’s top flight this afternoon.

Chelsea, these days managed by Italian boss Antonio Conte, can draw level with fourth-placed Tottenham with a victory today, while United — a further two points back — can leapfrog their latest opponents with an away victory.

Kick off is just under an hour away.

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