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Chelsea vs. Manchester United: Second half discussion

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Chelsea set up with a lineup which looked set to defend well and counter, and after 45 minutes of action, that's exactly what we've seen. That's unlikely to change much as the second half kicks off, as Eden Hazard has the Blues up 1-0 at the break.

Jose Mourinho's men looked shaky early on, particularly the right side of the formation. As the half wore on though, the league leaders seemed to grow in confidence, and their counter attacks began to look more likely to result in a goal. That goal finally came with about five minutes before the break, when Oscar set up Hazard, though David De Gea probably should have done better with the low shot.

Knowing Mourinho, I wouldn't be expecting to see any changes at the break, as the Portuguese tactician tend to make his substitutions very late when his side have the lead. Let's hope the Blues can bang in a second relatively soon, making the match a bit more comfortable than we've grown accustomed to recently.

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