Chelsea simply didn’t turn up at Old Trafford on Sunday as Manchester United produced a solid 2-0 win. Nothing should be taken away from the Red Devils who were fantastically organised and controlled the match throughout, but it was nonetheless a disappointing performance from the Premier League’s pace-setters considering how well they’ve played throughout Antonio Conte’s first season.
Chelsea didn’t produce a single shot on target as their attack struggled to develop any rhythm, with Diego Costa particularly struggling. He had just one effort at goal throughout the ninety minutes, didn’t win a single aerial duel and also completed just 29 passes.
Worryingly, it’s not the first time Costa has struggled to deliver in 2017. In fact, it’s been a very disappointing year for him thus far, now going goalless for five Premier League fixtures – his longest top-flight drought since arriving in England from Atletico Madrid.
We asked our Chelsea readers last week whether Antonio Conte should sell the misfiring Spaniard this summer and according to our exclusive poll, a whopping 75% of Chelsea fans would back a departure in the next transfer window.
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