After the goalless draw at Old Trafford, it was another 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League between Manchester United and Chelsea. Neither team managed to score in both legs in the league after almost 100 years.
It was a pretty similar game to the first leg at Old Trafford. This time Manchester United could have got a penalty but the referee denied the shout and last time Chelsea had the penalty shout.
Manchester United now 12 points behind Manchester City. The Red Devils are sitting 2nd with 50 points in 26 games.
Thomas Tuchel’s side remain 5th with 44 points in 26 games and just two points behind 4th place West Ham United.
Chelsea 0-0 Manchester United team news:
Chelsea made three changes from their midweek UEFA Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid. Hakim Ziyech started ahead of Timo Werner and N’Golo Kante came in the side for Joeginho.
Ben Chilwell got his chance in this big game and Marcos Alonso was out on the sideline. Oliver Giroud led the line for the Blues.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær made only two changes from last week’s league game against Newcastle United. Anthony Martial was on the bench and Mason Greenwood started.
Scott McTominay came to the starting Xl after recovering from an injury and Nemanja Matic was the man who made way. Harry Maguire started after his rest in the midweek consolation game in UEFA Europa League against Real Sociedad.
Chelsea 0-0 Manchester United post-match analysis:
It was an extremely tactical battle in the first half. Neither side managed to create any opening; both teams were poor in the final third and ran out of ideas.
Chelsea tried to play out from the back and Manchester United pressed higher up the field but United’s pressing wasn’t efficient enough and they didn’t press as a whole team. The result of that Chelsea beat the United press every time.
The biggest chance of the half fell for Chelsea from a supercross of Callum Hudson-Odoi but Giroud could not reach the ball and it went wide. Straightway Chelsea got a glorious opportunity to break the deadlock, initially, Ziyech’s shot was brilliantly saved by David De Gea and then Shaw blocked the shot of substitute Reece James.
Manchester United had a chance to score but Edouard Mendy saved the effort of McTominey.
Edouard Mendy(GK) – (7/10)(Liverpool): Didn’t require a lot to work but when he was needed he saved a few shots very well.
David De Gea(GK) – (7/10)Manchester United): He was not that busy but saved brilliantly the Ziyech attempt to earn a point for his team.
Hakim Ziyech(RW) – (5.5/10)(Chelsea): Wasn’t as influential at all as he should have been. He was better in the second half.