Mourinho Loses The Plot As Chelsea Grab Late Equaliser

Danny Woods
October 21, 2018

Chelsea came within seconds of losing to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge because they stopped playing their football after 60 minutes, according to head coach Maurizio Sarri.

While the focus has been on United's poor form and the duel at the top between Manchester City and Liverpool, Chelsea have quietly amassed 20 points from their first eight games to sit second.

Hazard says Chelsea are in the right shape to face Manchester United on Saturday.

United's fans, however, will appreciate the efforts and intensity of their players, showing loud support for their manager as they witnessed his team finally show signs of life to build on the momentum of their comeback win against Newcastle United.

Spurs have equalled their best ever start to a Premier League season despite already appearing at times to be running on fumes with a series of injuries to players who went deep into the World Cup. We had a good relationship, we were champions together. he was for the first time best player in the Premier League with me, so I think the feelings are good.

Blues boss Sarri said: "We need to expect everything because we have to play against a very strong team, and usually a very strong team play very well in important matches". "I have dealt with the situation immediately", the Italian said.

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The draw leaves Chelsea top and United 8th in the Premier League.

Mourinho demonstrated he can still provoke a reaction from these United players as they responded to his half-time talk with a transformed second-half display, full of pace, threat and intent, which took them to within seconds of an outstanding win. And while Mourinho claimed that the fixture is now just like any other as far as he is concerned, he also conceded that he would not celebrate should United break that run to ease the mounting pressure on their manager.

The Chile worldwide arrived back in London from Mexico after playing 90 minutes in a friendly earlier this week. First, Mata's deflected effort was well beaten away by Kepa Arrizabalaga, but after the ball was turned back goalwards by Ashley Young and deflected into Martial's path, the Frenchman made no mistake from 10 yards.

Asked if he had received the same level of respect he had shown to Chelsea, Mourinho said: "No, I don't think [I did], but that's not my responsibility". Sometimes the opponent is better than us.

"However if United had have won, they would have been completely put to bed for a good few weeks because it would have been a wonderful victory".

"I want to play every game for three points", Sarri told a news conference.

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