Ross Barkley

Chelsea drew 2-2 with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge after Ross Barkley scored five minutes into injury time.

Chelsea took the lead through Antonio Rudiger. The German lost his marker and powered home Willian’s corner. His header flew past the helpless David De Gea before he had a chance to react. Paul Pogba claimed to have been blocked off by a teammate, but the replays showed he merely lost his runner. Rudiger took full advantage.

Chelsea led at the half-time break, but a second-half brace from Anthony Martial turned the game on it’s head. The first was a tale of poor Chelsea defending, which Martial took advantage of with an emphatic finish. Chelsea left themselves vulnerable on the counter for the second, and Martial finished superbly.

It looked as though it was going to be first defeat in the Premier League for Maurizio Sarri, and a first for Chelsea this season. Jose Mourinho came to his former hunting ground and was set to depart the victor – but Ross Barkley had other ideas.

The England international found the back of the net deep into injury time to send Chelsea into ecstasy and ensure that they would not be going home empty handed. It was a memorable moment, which led to tempers flaring both on and off the pitch at the Bridge.

The decision to select Alvaro Morata ahead of Olivier Giroud in attack almost cost us today. The Spaniard had two goals in two games heading into the fixture, but failed to perform when we needed him the most.

As the dust begins to settle on today’s game, we look forward to our clash with BATE on Thursday. Here’s our player ratings:

Arrizabalaga 6, Azpilicueta 6, Rudiger 7, David Luiz 5, Alonso 4, Jorginho 6, Kante 6, Kovacic 7, Hazard 7, Willian 4, Morata 3. (Subs: Barkley 9, Pedro 6, Giroud 5.)

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