Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard was adamant his crew ought to have been awarded a penalty for a first-half foul on Cesar Azpilicueta in Saturday’s goalless draw at Manchester United.
Blues captain Azpilicueta was hauled to the bottom by United skipper Harry Maguire, whose left arm was wrapped tightly across the Spaniard’s neck.
The incident was reviewed by VAR, however Maguire and United escaped punishment.
“I believed it was a transparent penalty,” Lampard mentioned. “Holding is allowed, however headlocks aren’t.
“Clearly I did not see it on the time from the place I am standing. They’re arduous requires referees on the pitch, however the VAR was very fast to dismiss it in my view.
“I feel they need to have taken time and suggested the referee to look at the monitor. If the referee goes to the monitor, he offers a penalty.”
United, who stay caught within the backside half of the desk, have been no less than in a position to keep away from shedding a 3rd straight residence league sport in the beginning of the season for the primary time since 1930.
As well as, they will additionally level to 3 good saves from Edouard Mendy, two to disclaim Marcus Rashford, together with one within the last minute, and one the place Bruno Fernandes was thwarted.
Chelsea’s largest scare was Mendy passing the ball throughout his aim and out for a nook within the first half when attempting to move to Thiago Silva.
Neither Edinson Cavani, on his debut, nor Paul Pogba might change issues within the residence facet’s favour after they have been launched as substitutes. Mason Greenwood was given the ultimate eight minutes to make an impression – however didn’t.
Chelsea achieve in defence, lose in assault
After conceding 3 times in two of their earlier three league video games, right this moment’s clear sheet, after denying Sevilla in related trend on Wednesday, does present Chelsea with the form of platform they’ve been missing thus far this season.
The return of Thiago Silva to anchor a three-man defence offered solidity. But it additionally appeared to price Chelsea their edge in assault.
Too typically Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic have been left attempting to take United’s defence on alone and barely did the guests mount concerted strain across the United field, regardless that they dominated possession for lengthy intervals.
England defender Reece James seemed their most creative attacking menace together with his forceful bursts down the appropriate flank. Nonetheless, his last ball was poor and United keeper David de Gea didn’t should make a significant save.
Sixth place could look presentable for Lampard’s males for the time being however they might slide down the league over the weekend and evidently, a big summer season outlay is but to pay dividends.
Rashford repelled by Mendy
It has been one other superb week for Marcus Rashford.
After getting the Authorities to overturn its personal coverage on offering free college meals to kids compelled to remain residence throughout the spring lockdown, the England striker responded to a lacklustre response to his request for half-term meals by summoning assist from in all places other than Downing Avenue.
Even Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp publicly backed Rashford, which contemplating the antipathy between their respective golf equipment is a few going.
What Rashford does on the pitch can be necessary and this was a irritating expertise.
He was caught up within the basic non-event of the primary 25 minutes. On one United counter, he was screaming for a move excessive from Juan Mata that he might chase past the Chelsea defence. As an alternative, the ball went sideways to Luke Shaw and was misplaced.
Mata did ship Rashford by after Fernandes received possession contained in the guests’ half however Mendy denied him with a feet-first cease. By half-time, Rashford nonetheless seemed in discomfort after he had gone down in ache after a tangle of legs with N’Golo Kante.
He recovered and after being moved to the left following the introduction of Cavani, remained a menace, with Azpilicueta blocking his low shot earlier than Mendy stored out his last effort.
It was largely a night of frustration, summed up as he smashed the ball away in irritation as the ultimate whistle sounded.
Uncommon away clear sheet for Chelsea – the very best of the stats
- Manchester United have didn’t win any of their first three residence video games to a league marketing campaign for the primary time for the reason that 1972-73 season.
- Chelsea have stored their first Premier League clear sheet exterior of London since a goalless draw at Leicester on the ultimate day of the 2018-19 season beneath Maurizio Sarri.
- Manchester United are and not using a residence league win in 5 video games (D3 L2), their longest run with out victory at Outdated Trafford since February 1990 (6 video games).
- Edouard Mendy grew to become the primary Chelsea goalkeeper to maintain a clear sheet in each of his first two Premier League video games for the membership since Petr Cech in August 2004.
- Mendy grew to become the primary Chelsea goalkeeper to maintain a Premier League clear sheet at Outdated Trafford since Thibaut Courtois in December 2015, whereas he was the primary to take action in his first such sport on the floor for the Blues since Kevin Hitchcock in December 1994.
- Regardless of taking part in simply half of Chelsea’s six Premier League video games this season, Ben Chilwell has created extra probabilities than another participant for the Blues within the league this season (9).
- At 33 years and 253 days, Edinson Cavani grew to become Manchester United’s oldest Premier League debutant since Zlatan Ibrahimovic in August 2016 (34y 316d).
‘It is about kicking on after a poor begin’ – what they mentioned
Manchester United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on BBC Match of the Day: “It was a good sport. After a gradual begin, we grew into the sport and performed some respectable stuff.
“We missed the gang behind the aim there to suck the ball into the aim, which occurs so many instances at this place.
“There have been good gamers on the different finish of the pitch. Their keeper made some improbable saves.
“The standard within the defending was excellent. I’ve mentioned on a regular basis we have now a squad full of fine gamers and good characters however now it is about kicking on after a poor begin.”
On debutant Edinson Cavani: “He offers us one thing completely different to what we have now. We now have a centre-forward who’s completely different to those we already had.”
Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard on BBC Match of the Day: “It is a tight begin to the season and I feel that is only a continuation of that. It was within the last third the place we lacked right this moment however the clear sheet was an enormous plus for us.
“Typically we need to be versatile. We checked out Manchester United and we had video games final season the place we have been the higher crew however misplaced to them on the counter-attack.”
On whether or not Cesar Azpilicueta ought to have been awarded a penalty: “Yeah, holding is allowed, however headlocks do not go on. I do not know why VAR did not take lengthy and there is additionally a monitor to take a look at. I feel if the referee goes to the monitor he offers a penalty.”
Manchester United are subsequent in motion on Wednesday, 28 October, once they entertain RB Leipzig within the Champions League (20:00 GMT) after which host Arsenal within the Premier League on 1 November (16:30).
Chelsea journey to Russia to play FK Krasnodar within the Champions League on Wednesday (17:55). They go to Burnley within the Premier League on 31 October (15:00).
- 1de Gea
- 23ShawBooked at 39mins
- 39McTominaySubstituted forGreenwoodat 83′minutes
- 17FredBooked at 46mins
- 8MataSubstituted forPogbaat 58′minutes
- 18Bruno Fernandes
- 21JamesSubstituted forCavaniat 58′minutes
- 10RashfordBooked at 76mins
- 34van de Beek
- 6Thiago Silva
- 29HavertzBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMountat 72′minutes
- 10PulisicSubstituted forZiyechat 81′minutes
- 11WernerSubstituted forAbrahamat 71′minutes
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Match ends, Manchester United 0, Chelsea 0.
Second Half ends, Manchester United 0, Chelsea 0.
Nook, Manchester United. Conceded by Edouard Mendy.
Try saved. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) proper footed shot from exterior the field is saved within the high proper nook. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes.
Try blocked. Edinson Cavani (Manchester United) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Mason Greenwood with a cross.
Try missed. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) proper footed shot from the centre of the field misses to the left.
Try missed. Jorginho (Chelsea) proper footed shot from exterior the field is excessive and broad to the appropriate following a nook.
Nook, Chelsea. Conceded by Fred.
Mason Mount (Chelsea) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Mason Greenwood (Manchester United).
Nook, Chelsea. Conceded by Luke Shaw.
Substitution, Manchester United. Mason Greenwood replaces Scott McTominay.
Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Victor Lindelöf (Manchester United).
Substitution, Chelsea. Hakim Ziyech replaces Christian Pulisic.
Try blocked. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Victor Lindelöf.
Nook, Manchester United. Conceded by Thiago Silva.
Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Scott McTominay (Manchester United).
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.