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Five Talking Points from Chelsea vs. Man Utd – on Costa, LVG, Terry and More

Chelsea and Man Utd played out a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge last night. Jesse Lingard opened the scoring for the Red Devils and Diego Costa equalized for the Blues in the injury time.

The game left United six points behind fourth-placed Man City and Chelsea at the 13th spot on the table.

Here are the main talking points from the game:

1) Both goalkeepers are the best players on their respective teams

Thibaut Courtois and David De Gea both made some crucial saves in the game and were the best performers for their respective teams.

It can be argued that both of them are the best players on their teams at the moment, and both clubs will do well to hold onto them in the transfer window.

2) Diego Costa continues his revival under Guus Hiddink

The Spain international once again found the net for the Blues. This has been a remarkable turnaround in his form following the departure of Jose Mourinho.

He has now scored six goals in his last seven league appearances. He had managed three in his previous 14 appearances.

3) United’s top-four hopes dented
United could have moved within four points to fourth-paced Man City if they had managed to claim all three points from the game.

However, they find themselves six points adrift of the top-four at the moment.

“It is unbelievable that we don’t reward ourselves,” said a frustrated Louis van Gaal after the game.

“When you are playing well and not making the gap [on the top four] smaller, it’s frustrating.”

4) John Terry’s name was sung loud at Stamford Bridge

The Chelsea skipper was playing his first game after announcing that he won’t be continuing at Stamford Bridge beyond summer.

Home fans chanted Terry’s name throughout the duration of the game. Chelsea fans certainly delivered their message to the board.

5) Kurt Zouma’s injury

Kurt Zouma suffered a horrible knee injury in the second half of the game. Hiddink confirmed after the game that the defender’s injury looked bad on the first look.

“[On Monday] we will know more,” Hiddink said after the game. “But if you have this injury then it’s bad. Let’s see. It’s a hyper extension, and that’s always bad. I had the same problem once, and it hurts a lot. We will see tomorrow.”

This will open up the starting eleven spot for Gary Cahill.

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