Manchester United demonstrated their continued improvement at Stamford Bridge, with an incredible 71% of possession and three times as many passes as Chelsea. Those stats don’t decide who takes the three points, though.
Instead, Eden Hazard’s first-half goal, which he slotted through David De Gea’s legs, was all that mattered — giving Chelsea a full 100% of the match’s goals.
Before the game, Jose Mourinho was asked why a recent study found that Chelsea are the most abused club in the Premier League on social media. “It’s because we are boring,” he said. “We have been top of the league since day one. That is something people in this country don’t like.”
And so it goes. Ten points clear at the top with six games left to play.