Missing out on a chance to maintain their three-point buffer at the top of the table, Chelsea had to settle for a point on Sunday afternoon as they played out a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Although many might have expected them to lay down what could have been a real marker in west London, the Blues have now played out back-to-back stalemates on home soil after another 1-1 draw against Burnley before heading into November’s international break.
With United managing to find some kind of Premier League boost as Michael Carrick once again found himself in the dugout, we have taken a look at the main talking points as the two English giants faced off on Sunday afternoon.
A disappointing afternoon for Chelsea
Storming their way to a 4-0 romp against Juventus in midweek while on Champions League duties, there is no doubt that Thomas Tuchel’s side made their return to Stamford Bridge on Sunday confident of laying down another marker in the capital.
However, while Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi might have forced David de Gea into
a pair of early saves after they come flying out the traps, the former Borussia Dortmund boss saw his side fail to find a similar clinical edge that has seen them gain a host of plaudits since opening the 2021/22 campaign.
Left stunned after Jorginho’s dreadful mistake on the halfway line just five minutes after the break, it is hard to argue that Chelsea weren’t more than worthy of their point, despite their struggles in the final third.