Both teams had set up cautiously and given there current league positions you could understand why.
Chelsea started off the better team and at one point it seemed only a matter of time before Lampard’s men took the lead. Christian Pulisic, and Reece James had two of the better chances which they saw de Gea save well. United eventually grew into the game and Chelsea had Mendy to thank that the score was still 0-0 after he made a good save from Marcus Rashford.
Chances were few and far between and the main talking point of the half was a Chelsea penalty claim. From a Chilwell free kick Maguire was adjudged to of fouled Azpilicueta. The Chelsea players weren’t happy and Maguire could count himself a little lucky.
There was no changes from either side at half time, but it didn’t take long before Solskjaer made a move. As the game approached the hour mark both Pogba and Cavani were sent on to improve United’s attacking play.
It was almost an instant impact from Cavani as he nearly scored with his first touch! From a Bruno Fernandes free kick he got in front of his man and his delicate flick went just wide of Mendy’s right hand post. Ten Minutes after Solskjaer’s changes Lampard made some of his own. Abraham and Mount replaced the disappointing Werner and Havertz.
Chelsea had defended well all game but with Pogba, Cavani and Greenwood all on they were now looking more stretched. The pressure was mounting.
With 7 minutes remaining United came close to taking the lead. After some good work by Greenwood Cavani saw his goal bound effort well blocked. The pressure was mounting.
As the clock ticked into added on time Mendy made a fantastic save to ensure Chelsea left with a point. Rashford worked some space on the edge of the box before unleashing a powerful effort which he saw superbly tipped round the post.
The final whistle went and although a draw was a fair result a point was no good to either side. The game its self wasn’t great but the clean sheets will certainly please both managers.
Man of the match: Victor Lindelöf