Five things we learned from Chelsea’s 4-0 thrashing of Man United
There was a riot in South West London today.
And no, not the car burning, brick lobbing, police on horse back kind of riot – although it might as well have been – it was the type of riot that silenced a city.
Manchester will be a quiet place this evening following what was a calamitous Sunday for United and Jose Mourinho, as the Portuguese manager’s long awaited return to Stamford Bridge ended in a 4-0 drubbing from a rampant Chelsea.
Pedro opened the scoring for the hosts within 33 seconds, as the Spaniard capitalised on some awful United defending – a trait that would stick with them for the next 90 minutes – and Gary Cahill made it 2-0 before the break as he thrashed home from a corner.
Eden Hazard added a classy third with a trademark finish into the bottom corner before none other than N’Golo Kante – who ran £90million Paul Pogba ragged all afternoon – completed the scoring to ensure all three points for the home side and grab himself his first Chelsea goal.
The victory took Antonio Conte’s men to within a point of the Premier League leaders Manchester City and piled further misery on an angry Jose Mourinho, who has had a difficult start to life in Manchester.
These are the five things we learned from today’s game…