Editing, published on Monday February 17, 2020 at 11:40 p.m.
While traveling to Chelsea on Monday evening, Manchester United was able to count on their French striker Anthony Martial to secure a precious success.
It all started badly for the Blues in this meeting with the loss of their lung N’Golo Kanté from the 12th minute. Hit in the left thigh, the French gave way to Mason Mount, enough to affect the pressing and the volume of the Blues on the rest of the game. Disrupted by the release of its piston, Chelsea lacked realism in front of the visitors’ cages and will end up paying dearly. Indeed, just before rest, Wan-Bissaka centered with the right foot for Martial, whose uncrossed whim deceived Caballero. 1-0, the score at rest on the only framed opportunity of the match. A great lesson in realism.
In the second act, shortly after the hour of play, the expensive winter rookie Mancunian Bruno Fernandes, very good this Monday evening, kicked the second post for Maguire, who passed in front of Rüdiger to beat Caballero for 2-0. In the process, Olivier Giroud made his entry, he who had not played with the Blues since the end of November. And the French international, who almost left Chelsea in January, nodded on Mount service moments later, but saw VAR cancel for a severe offside. Chelsea let go and got a free kick on which Mount played the fireworks for an attempt that ended its run on the visitors’ post.
2-0, the score will not move however. After this setback at home, Chelsea is still 4th, but has only one point ahead of the 5th, which is none other than Tottenham by José Mourinho. Manchester United is 7th with two lengths ahead of the Wolves and returns above all to 3 units from Chelsea and therefore qualification for the C1. The Blues can have regrets. Giroud and Kanté even more than the others.