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Chelsea vs. Manchester United, Premier League: Half-time report

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Edge of your seat entertainment at the Bridge so far, but no no goals, or at least goals that were allowed to stand. Chelsea did have the ball in the back of De Gea’s net, but Manchester-born referee Anthony Taylor decided that Morata fouled Jones by breathing on him and thus let the awkward United defender off the hook.

That’s been the most egregiously of all the atrocious decisions from the referee, who’s been a special kind of bad so far today.

Despite United’s 12th man, Chelsea have created a couple good chances, with Bakayoko missing a sitter, Fàbregas nodding just wide on a far post header, Hazard looking dangerous, and Kanté making a huge difference. Christensen also came close with a header from a corner.

At the other end, Rashford missed a good chance that Courtois may or may not have had covered and Lukaku had a turn and shot that was saved. The visitors haven’t looked too passive, certainly early on, but Chelsea have gradually grown in possession and territory as the half wore on.

It’s anyone’s game at the moment. One mistake, one piece of individual brilliance could decide this.


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