Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United.
With spoils shared, Chelsea and Manchester United remain 4th and 5th in the league table. Chelsea has 21 points from 11 games while United sits just one point behind. the Red Devils next face West Ham United at home while Chelsea travels to Brighton.
That is the end of the match. A thrilling finish where United just refused to relent and snatched a point from the Stamford Bridge. The fifth consecutive draw between the teams. Potter’s team was second for a great part of the match. But United failed to convert its chances. Jorginho got the home team ahead when McTominay fouled Broja. But the elation did not last long as Casemiro headed a goal in to restore parity.
United has squeezed in a point. What a finish here at Stamford Bridge. He jumps the highest to connect with a delivery from the left. He plays the ball in the opposite direction. Kepa gets a touch but is not able to prevent the ball from going into the net. the goal line technology confirms the decision.
United has a freekick on the left flank but Bruno squanders the chance to make use of it with a poorly taken free kick. Elanga gets a chance to cut back moments later but there is no one to connect to it.
The leftback fouls Azpilicueta when fighting for a common ball. No complaints from Shaw. In the meantime, the 4th official raises the board for six minutes of stoppage time.
Jorginho steps up to take the spot kick. He sends the ball to the right and he scores! Chelsea leads! In the 87th minute. Stamford Bridge is deafening! The deadlock took some time to be broken but at last we have a goal.
Chelsea wins a corner from the attack and McTominay is having a wrestling match with Broja in the box. Referee sees it and points to the spot. VAR checks it and agrees as well.
The Chelsea player tries to take on the United defender but Martinez stretches to the ground and prevents Broja from moving forward.
In - McTominey, Elanga
Out - Eriksen, Rashford
In - Broja, Chukwuemeka
Out - Sterling, Loftus Cheek
Christian Pulisic comes on for Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
Chelsea takes a corner and Chalobah is waiting at the far post. He jumps over the United shirt and heads the ball into the right direction. The ball thuds into the bar and goes out of play.
Chelsea enters the United penalty area. A Chelsea player goes to ground but the referee vehemently opposes to award a penalty
Mount’s cross is cleared and the ball lands with Bruno. He aims to play it to Rashford into the Chelsea half but puts too much power on it.
Chelsea maintains patience and keeps releting. Loftus-Cheek’s cross wins a corner for his side. Again, the delievery lacks accuracy and nothing comes off the set piece.
Change completed. Lindelof subbed in for Varane. United gifts the ball to Chelsea and it launches an attack. Sterling has the ball near the touchline and he wins a corner.
Aubameyang skips past Varane and moves closer to the touchline. He then passes to Chilwell close to him and the left back crosses in. Sterling tries to square it but misconnects the pass. Varane has remained down all this while, having inured his knee.
United is building an attack with Fred and Dalot. The Portuguese defender gives it away in the penalty area. United tries to win the bal back but Loftus Cheek is fouled and the attack ends.
The United midfielder is convinced this was his a corner for United. He is unhappy when the referee points for a goal kick.
Bruno crosses one into the box but the ball is headed out by Chalobah. Antony collects the second ball from the right touchline. He cuts in and tries to slip a pass onto Rashford’s path but the weight is too much and the ball rolls into Kepa’s hands.
Fred comes in place of Jaden Sancho.
The Brazilian midfielder is involved in a discussion with the United boss. Looks like the first change for the visitors is moments away.
Chelsea starts the second half with the ball and the onus is on the home team to lift its game and find a winner.
The players are ready for the second half, no changes from either side at HT. Who will take control of the match?
No other fixture has produced more draws than this one, and the game is living up to its billing. Both teams have had chances and have not utilised them. Kepa has been forced into action and that will give some hope to ten Hag. Potter has some thinking to do if he wants to create chances. Will be interesting to see how the second half pans out.
Antony is through on goal after Bruno feeds him from the centre. The shot is not even on target as ten Hag is off his seat in anticipation of the goal. Antony has his hands over his head.
Chilwell spots the Gabon forward breaking into a run and plays the cross. The ball fails to come down in time and Auba has to jump to collect. He does manage to get a touch on the ball but fails to collect it. De Gea comes forward and collects.
Eriksen lets one fly from a fair distance. He gets the elevation he would have wanted but the direction is misplaced. Goal kick to Chelsea.
Kovacic plays to Sterling near the penalty area but the pass is blocked. The ball goes loose and Sterling runs for the second ball. A deflection takes the ball to Aubameyang who shoots first time. He fails to connect properly as the ball rolls past the touchline for a goal kick.
Kovacic is brought on in place for Cucurella. Seems like a tactical change from Potter to give more control in the midfield.
Sterling is waiting in a pocket of space in the middle and he gets the pass. He turns and moves forward with the ball. He opens the play on the right to the Chelsea skipper, but his cross has too much power and gives no trouble to United.
Kepa at work yet again! This time he blocks a low curling effort from the left flank.
Chelsea’s custodian bails it out again. Rashford is driving in from the right side of the pitch. He moves to his right and shoots as soon as he reaches the penalty area. Kepa is forced to dive to his left and parries the ball away.
The Brazilian is trying to win the ball off Jorginho’s feet but is late to the tackle. Referee straight away shows a yellow card.
Rashford is denied by Kepa! He gets a through ball from Bruno and is past the Chelsea center-backs. Rashford takes the shot but Kepa comes off his line to make the save.
Rashford starts the attack from his half with a blazing run. He skips past a Chelsea shirt on the way. He passes to Sancho who moves it forward and into the Chelsea penalty area. Chalobah gets his leg in between and gives a corner. Nothing comes to nothing.
Antony recieves a pass from Bruno on the left side of the final third. He first beats Chalobah and then proceeds to do the same to Mount. Mount snaps at his shins and Antony goes down. Freekick to United.
Shaw moves forward from the left, aiming to enter the penalty area. He tries a one-two move with Eriksen but the second pass lacks direction. The ball is far away from Shaw and Kepa comes forward and collects the ball.
The England full back is spotted in the stands. He is out of action until after the World Cup due to an injury.
The visitors keep the ball for a few minutes. They try to explore options from the right flank, then the left. They end up overplaying and Sancho is caught offside and the attack ends.
The French defender with a crucial interception. The ball comes in from the right through Azpilicueta. Aubameyang is waiting for the pass at the back post but Varane cuts in and sends the ball out for a corner. United is able to see out the set piece.
Shaw crosses the ball in and it reaches Bruno on the edge of the penalty area. He passes to Antony who is to his right. Antony takes a shot and its is on target. Kepa saves to award his opponent a corner.
Varane drives forward a couple of yards and plays the ball to Antony. The winger moves forward and cuts in to Eriksen. The Dane plays the ball to Dalot who has come up in support. United keeps the ball looking for a window to attack but Chelsea remains resolute in defence.
Eriksen feeds Shaw on the left and the full back has acres of space to run into. No Chelsea defender closes him and he takes a shot. The ball goes just wide of the far post.
Antony and Chilwell come together again. This time Casemiro sends a ball to Antony who tries to play it past Chilwell. The English defender is alert and brushes the forward aside to win his side a throw in.
Chilwell dashes forward from the left flank. Antony fights for the ball but ends up bringing the wing back down. Free kick to Chelsea.
Both teams have been wary of- being ultra aggressive in the opening exchnages. This is in tune with how the teams have faced off in the previous matches. The last four matches have ended as draws.
The game has started as United gets the ball rolling fromt he centre circle.
The players have completed their handshakes and are setting out into formations. Stakes are high, who will emerge victorious? A cracker in store.
The new Chelsea manager has hit the ground running with the Blues. He remains unbeaten so far and has lifted Chelsea to the 4th spot in the Premier League. Chelsea also beat AC Milan in the Chmapions League under him. Can he get the better of United as well?
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag left Ronaldo out of the team’s squad for the trip to Chelsea after he stormed off the pitch during the Tottenham match.
Won 2-0 vs Tottenham Hotspur
Drew 0-0 vs Newcastle United
Won 2-1 vs Everton
Lost 6-3 vs Manchester City
Won 3-1 vs Arsenal
Drew 0-0 vs Brentford
Won 2-0 vs Aston Villa
Won 3-0 vs Wolves
Won 2-1 vs Crystal Palace
Won 2-1 vs West Ham
Played - 60
Chelsea - 18
Manchester United - 17
Drawn - 25
Chelsea: Kepa - Silva, Cucurella, Chalobah - Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Azpilicueta, Chilwell - Sterling, Mount; Aubameyang
Manchester United: De Gea - Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw - Casemiro, Eriksen - Antony, Fernandes, Sancho - Rashford
When does Chelsea play Manchester United in Premier League?
The Chelsea vs Manchester United will kick-off at 10:00 PM IST/5:30 PM BST on Saturday, October 22, 2022.
Where to watch Chelsea vs Manchester United?
The Premier League match will be telecast live on Star Sports Select in India. It can also be live streamed on Disney+ Hotstar app.
The biggest news from Manchester United this week has been the omission of Cristiano Ronaldo from the squad, after the 37-year-old refused to be subbed in late against Tottenham and stormed off pitch during the mid week fixture.
Manchester United has been on a recovery trail post its 6-3 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City. Since then, it has won two and drawn one.
Manchester United has been unbeaten in its last 10 meetings against Chelsea and Erik ten Hag would not want that streak to end under his watch.
In Chelsea, the Graham Potter era is well and truly under way. The Blues have been unbeaten under their new manager and have risen to 4th place in the points table.
Unbeaten in six games, including the Champions League win at San Siro over AC Milan, a win against the Red Devils will take Chelsea level on points with Spurs at 23.
It will also create some gap between Chelsea and Manchester United - which trails by just one point and is in 5th place.