Three surprise stats from Chelsea vs Man United
Pre-match build-up focused on Jose Mourinho’s negative tactics against Liverpool on Monday night and whether he’d use them again upon returning to his former club.
But in truth, the Portuguese never got the chance to implement his eleven-behind-the-ball policy, as Chelsea winger Pedro put United behind just 30 seconds after the opening whistle.
And the humiliation didn’t relent for the visitors, who eventually found themselves on the receiving end of a harrowing 4-0 defeat to the west Londoners.
Like much of the footballing world, we at FootballFanCast have gone statistics mad over the last few years, and due to the nature of Sunday’s surprise scoreline, Chelsea’s win has certainly thrown up a few numerical gems for us to feast on this afternoon.
Ranging from the defensive contribution of a winger-forward to the potentially result-deciding absence of one Man United star, we’ve picked out the three most surprising stats from Sunday’s game.