The game between the two behemoths of Premier League finished goalless at Old Trafford tonight. Both teams desperately needed a win, but in the end settled for a point. We look at the five things we learned from the game.
Chelsea still haven’t recovered from the early season blues
That impressive victory against Sunderland has been followed by two consecutive draws for the Blues. There is still a lack of cohesion and sharpness visible in the Blues game. Guus Hiddink has a difficult job at hand if he wants to turn around the Blues season.
The Blues need a striker
Diego Costa hasn’t lightened up the scoreboard this season, and there is no able back-up present in the squad. Hiddink was faced to start Eden Hazard today in the absence of Costa. Remy and Falcao haven’t proved themselves worthy of a starting spot in the Blues team.
Van Gaal hasn’t lost the dressing room
From tonight’s game, it was evident that the reports claiming that Louis Van Gaal has lost the dressing room were wide of the mark. The Dutchman was able to inspire his squad for the game. The Red Devils’ game showed intensity and tempo, which were lacking in the recent games. And at the end of the game Van Gaal claimed that he is not going anywhere.
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Chelsea’s top four dreams are almost dead
Many thought that Guus Hiddink arrival at Stamford Bridge would inspire total roundabout in Blues’ performances, and they will start marching towards a top four spot immediately.
But their last two draws showed that the turnaround won’t be that easy, and it will take a while before Hiddink could get his team to their full potential. That moment will arrive too late for the Blues to save this season. Any optimistic Blues fans out there should give up on a top-four spot dream.
David De Gea is invaluable to Man Utd
The Spanish goalkeeper has saved Man Utd time and time again. And he was in inspiring form today and saved Man Utd blushes once again.