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Blues beaten by Manchester United


Chelsea went ahead in the first-half of Sunday's match against Manchester United, but the home side came back and then scored a second to win 2-1.

Willian grabbed the opener after starting a quick break by the Blues, but a goal from United's Romelu Lukaku against his old side brought the score level before half-time.

Chelsea struggled to create clear-cut chances in the second-half and went behind when substitute Jesse Lingard headed in the winner.

Antonio Conte named a strong side for the fixture, bringing in Alvaro Morata up front on his return to the starting line-up.

The Spanish international was supported by Willian and Eden Hazard, while Danny Drinkwater came in to partner N'Golo Kante in the midfield. Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses were familiar faces on the wings, as were the back three protecting Thibaut Courtois's goal: Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Toni Rudiger.

It took both teams over half an hour to get a foothold in the game. Kante was frustrating United's attacks, while the Chelsea forwards couldn't find a way through the home defence.

However, Chelsea took their chance when United sent too many men forward during an attack. Willian won a header in the Blues' box, and burst forward, sprinting through a big gap in the United line.

Around the halfway line, the Brazilian passed through to Hazard on the right and continued his run.

Hazard waited until the perfect moment and threaded the ball back to Willian, who ran into the box and hammered the ball past the goalkeeper.

Sadly, the lead didn't last for long.

United managed to find a way through the Chelsea defence after Christensen had gone down following a bash of heads. Some short passes ended in Lukaku putting the ball beyond the reach of Courtois.

The goal gave United confidence after half-time and the home side took more control of the play.

Chelsea's defence stayed strong until Mourinho brought on Jesse Lingard. Ten minutes after coming on, the England international found space in the Chelsea box to head in a Lukaku cross.

The loss leaves Chelsea fifth, but with a week to prepare for the next big trip up to Manchester, this time to face City!

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