Chelsea was the in-form team going into their game against Mourinho’s Manchester United, but as we all know, form tends to go out the window when rivals play collide. Premier League noon fixtures after the international break are always unpredictable and this game was just the latest example.
While one can argue that either team could’ve won, a draw was a fair result for both teams. Chelsea got the first goal of the game thanks to Antonio Rudiger’s header. Man. United bounced back in the second half after a rejuvenated Anthony Martial not only got his team level but completed his brace with a sublime low curling shot that left Kepa Arrizabalaga rooted to the ground.
Mourinho was on his way to getting his first win at Stamford Bridge as a Premier League manager, his team was seconds away from ending Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season but on-form substitute Ross Barkley’s very late equaliser ended those hopes. That equalising moment was kind of reminiscent of that famous Chelsea vs Arsenal game 11 years ago, were Michael Essien’s long-range screamer kept Mourinho’s Chelsea unbeaten at home.
Win, lose or draw, there’s always drama when Mourinho comes to the Bridge as the opposition. Mauro Sarri’s 2nd assistant coach, Marco Ianni decided to celebrate by not only going past the Man. United bench but by throwing a fist towards Mourinho which resulted in the latter jumping out the dugout.
Mourinho’s reaction upset Chelsea supporters, and they responded by singing “F*ck off Mourinho!”, a chant that will divide opinion. Mourinho reacted by putting up 3 fingers in reference to Chelsea’s 3 Premier Leagues before Henrique Hilario intervened. Chelsea manager Mauro Sarri was critical of the incident and apologized after the game.
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