Chelsea 4 Manchester U 0
Chelsea 4 Manchester United 0, Stamford Bridge, English Premier League, October 23, 2016. Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho suffered nightmare return to Stamford Bridge as his Manchester United side were soundly defeated 4-0 by Antonio Conte´s men. The West London team were a goal up within the first minute thanks to previous Barcelona winger Pedro, while Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard, and N’Golo Kante all added to the scoresheet.
Seventh placed Manchester United had managed a goalless draw against North West rivals Liverpool at Anfield in their last Premiership fixture, whereas fifth positioned Chelsea had demolished defending Premier League Champions Leicester City to the tune of a 3-0 margin at Stamford Bridge courtesy of a goal each from Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, and Victor Moses. The Pensioners put their noses in front against Manchester United in the first minute of the encounter through an early goal from Pedro who found the back of the net following a mix-up in the Old Trafford defence. The Blues continued to mount attacks and Three Lions defender Gary Cahill added a second goal for the hosts on twenty-one minutes when he volleyed home a deflected flag kick from Hazard. The Belgian found the target himself two minutes past the hour mark as he powered a low shot from inside the eighteen-yard area past Manchester United custodian David de Gea and into the bottom right corner of the net before N’Golo Kante registered the final goal of the Sunday match eight minutes later after a brilliant individual display. Chelsea Team: Thibaut Courtois, Marcos Alonso, Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Nemanja Matic, Pedro, Victor Moses, Diego Costa. Substitutes: Ola Aina, John Terry, Nathaniel Chalobah, Oscar, Willian, Michy Batshuayi, Asmir Begovic. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Valencia, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcus Rashford. Substitutes: Juan Mata, Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young, Michael Carrick, Anthony Martial, Sergio Romero.