Eden Hazard Vs Manchester United
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Maurizio Sarri said before the game against Manchester United that a draw was a good result given the way the table looks in the race for the top four.

Some Chelsea fans criticised his lack of ambition in saying that, even though he was right that a point was acceptable.

Watching the video of his press conference after the game back, it’s clear he saw it as a job well done:

The team certainly were in control of the games for periods, especially later on when Manchester United seemed to fade, but they didn’t ever really take advantage of those spells in possession.

As we’ve seen all too often this season, chances were few and far between, attacking runs were limited and the football looked slow and stodgy. Manchester United played very open and should have been there for the taking, but there was none of the intricate attacking play we’ve seen for brief flashes under the Italian, mainly at home back in August.

In this game, that was made worse by a reluctance to commit men forwards later on, as the players clearly had their boss’ words in their minds.

Is this really all the ambition of a team that won the league not long ago? Trying not to lose against a very limited Man United team?

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xavier
1 year ago

It sounds like lack of ambition. Man United are at their lowest and were there for the taking. Chelsea were very restrained in their approach. It looked like the fear of losing was more pronounced than the desire of winning. The summer will be a long period of self introspection