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4pm: Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United

  • Jesse Lingard opens the scoring with a fine second half goal.
  • Diego Costa equalises in the first minute of stoppage time on his first appearance against Manchester United.
  • David de Gea denies Costa in the final minute.
  • United six points adrift of fourth place Manchester City. Chelsea stay 13th and unbeaten under Guus Hiddink.
Diego Costa
Costa struck in the 91st minute to grab a point. Getty

Full time: Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United

Diego Costa almost wins it as he forces a fine low save from David de Gea, but the Chelsea striker has already had his say. His equaliser keeps Guus Hiddink's unbeaten record as Blues boss alive and stretches it to ten games. Jesse Lingard's goal had looked like giving United the win but the pressure eventually told. United now six points behind fourth place Manchester City, 12 adrift of Leicester.

Well that is all we have time for on this Premier League live text. We're back with coverage of the FA Cup replays in mid-week but until then goodbye.

Can Chelsea win it now? Not like that though as Willian finds De Gea's gloves. Poor effort. Now United go in attempt of a winner but Rooney's chip nestles on top of the roof of the net.

Goal: Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United (Diego Costa)

Chelsea get a second chance and Diego Costa makes no mistake. Daley Blind can't cut out a pass forward and when Borthwick-Jackson blocks the Spaniard's first effort, it leaves De Gea stranded and he passes into an empty net.

Six added minutes at the Bridge.

You always get one chance but Chelsea can't take theirs. Diego Costa rises highest from a Willian free-kick but he nods over. Into stoppage time at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea with all the ball but they can't find the quality required to break through. United heading everything clear at the moment as we enter the final five minutes.

Chris Smalling the latest player in the referee's notebook with a handball on the floor. Willian over the free-kick which is just buy the corner of the penalty area but Blind head it clear.

Yellow card for Jesse Lingard who takes down Azpilicueta on the run. United pretty much penned in when Chelsea have the ball, making it easy for the home side to build the pressure.

Eden Hazard has featured in dispatches since coming on and he finds Diego Costa well, but the Spaniard's return pass just rolls out of play. Chelsea have 13 minutes to find a leveller.

Into the final 20 minutes and Chelsea are anything but done in this game. De Gea is required again to keep out Fabregas. Fine game this.

David de Gea into the action and he produces a fine save to keep out Branislav Ivanovic, who sends a left-footed volley goalwards which is turned over. Pedro on for Chelsea in place of Matic.

Two more chances for United to increase their lead. First Courtois has to come out to deal with Anthony Martial running through before Lingard takes aim from range and it balloons just over.

Goal: Chelsea 0-1 Manchester United (Jesse Lingard)

Gary Cahill on for Chelsea and it takes Manchester United a matter of minutes to take advantage of that instability. Mata's cross is partially cleared to Lingard who with his back to goal controls it, flicks the ball up and sends a shot into the top corner. Fabulous finish.

Kurt Zouma is agony on the pitch after landing awkwardly after going up for a header. He is going to need a stretcher and on second viewing, it doesn't look good as he overextends on the way down.

Thibaut Courtois with a bit of brilliance to keep the scores level. Lingard has all the time in the world to shoot after being teed up by Fellaini but the Belgian is equal to it and makes a fine save. Eden Hazard coming on to help turn things around, with Oscar making way.

Manchester United start the second half like they began the first, on the front foot and twice they could have gone ahead. First Rooney is denied by Courtois, before Martial hooks a shot wide after coming inside.

Players out for the second half at Stamford Bridge and we're back under way in the second half.

Half time: Chelsea 0-0 Manchester United

All things considered, not a bad game at Stamford Bridge. Chances for both sides, Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini for Manchester United and Diego Costa and John Terry for Chelsea. Both sides have had their moments in front of goal but we are yet to see a breakthrough.

Chelsea almost ahead on stoppage time. Willian's cross is deflected through to John Terry who is forward on the attack and it takes a last ditch block from Daley Blind, potentially with his hands, to deny him. Chelsea want a spot-kick but Clattenburg is unmoved.

Another half chance for United after some patient build-up play, which ends as Darmian cross low towards the back post and Rooney just can't reach it.

United's best chance of the half comes and goes from their tenth corner of the game. Fellaini gets free of Zouma from a Mata corner but his flicks his header wide. Less than five minutes until half time.

Chelsea well on top now and Willian as ever is the catalyst. He dips inside Borthwick-Jackson and cross into the six-yard box where Oscar rushes in but can't make the telling contact.

Good work from Chelsea down the left channel of the penalty area. Oscar exchanges passes with Azpilicueta but he blazes over from a tight angle.

Best chance of the game comes for the vastly-improved Chelsea. Oscar plays a delightful slide through pass for Costa, who gets in behind Daley Blind but can't find the target from 15 yards.

Nemanja Matic forces the first save out of David de Gea with a near-post header which is plucked out of the sky by the United stopper. Game much more even that the first 20 minutes.

A first corner for Chelsea and it almost comes to something as Diego Costa glances a header towards the back post but the ball takes a nick off Daley Blind and behind. Mark Clattenburg points for a goal-kick and that decision provokes an angry reaction from Costa, who needs his captain John Terry to get him out of trouble with some timely diplomacy.

United have had nine corners in the first 24 minutes, but they have not come to much and neither has their dominance. Courtois has made a few saves, one very good one from Martial but as yet the visitors are yet to make Chelsea pay for their slow start. Willian is the only outlet for the hosts and it makes them very rigid on the break.

It's all Manchester United in this opening quarter and martial is inexplicably again allow to come inside onto his right foot, with Nemanja Matic required to come around and head away as Fellaini looked to pounce.

A moment of sparkly from Chelsea as Willian sprints through the United midfield, but the attack eventually comes to nothing. United produce their first proper effort on goal as Martial is allowed to come inside and it takes a fine Courtois save to deny him.

Now John Terry over hits a loose pass and even he doesn't escape the frustration from the Chelsea support. Not exactly been a tribute to the Blues captain that perhaps we expected. Hiddink's side not at the races.

United's fifth corner comes to nothing, bar a miss-hit Rooney volley but after winning the ball back off Chelsea Michael Carrick hits goalwards and Courtois gets down well to make the save.

Chelsea have been completely overwhelmed in this opening period and that start is summed up by Oscar's pass which is wildly over hit. Meanwhile, another corner for United.

One thing that is impossible to ignore in the opening 10 minutes is the noise being made by the visiting sides' supporters. You would be forgiven for thinking we were inside Old Trafford, such is the volume of the away fans. Fine effort.

Corner for United and it takes an very ungainly like clearance from Diego Costa to force the ball behind for another from the other side. The Spaniard heads clear again and it falls to Borthwick-Jackson, who forces an easy save from Courtois.

It is the visitors Manchester United who have begun the better here, with Cameron Borthwick-Jackson's cross headed behind by the flying Kurt Zouma.

Under way at Stamford Bridge. Already signs of huge support for John Terry.

Players out at Stamford Bridge and we're almost ready for kick-off. With little on today's game maybe we will get a game fitting on the players on show. Here's hoping.

Louis van Gaal on Sky Sports: "This match is very important because the momentum and I hope we can show it against Chelsea. It is a difficult opponent, the history is we have lost the last three, not big it is always close. You have to organise yourself and when we do have the ball you have to dare to play. they have to move the ball quickly and also forward we have done that the last two matches."

Guus Hiddink on Sky Sports: "They will give us a very tough game because they have regained a it of confident which makes Manchester United very dangerous. The have regained confidence after a series of draws and losses. Unbeaten is not enough for Chelsea, we have to recover our confidence, we have to recover our organisation in and around the team and we must get into a string of victories."

Manchester United have been much-derided this season for their monotonous style of play at times, but on Tuesday night against Stoke were was a rebirth. There was not one, but two first half goals and which accompanied the sort of football you would normally associate with the home side at Old Trafford. The question is can they replicate that at a ground they have lost at more times in the Premier League than any other.

As mentioned previously, John Terry returns to Stamford Bridge for the first time since revealing he will be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season last weekend. What will the response be from the home support, who have stripped the Shed End of all banners bar the one supporting their captain. The campaign to win the skipper a new contract start today, you feel.

Arsenal into third after they beat Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with the goal as they close to within five points of leaders Leicester. Just the small matter of the visit of Claudio Ranieri's side next weekend. That has the makings of a cracker.

What exactly is at stake for Chelsea this afternoon? After a limp defence of their Premier League title, today represents a chance to lay down a marker ahead of next season even if their current manager Guus Hiddink will leave at the end of the season. The reputations of many of Chelsea's title winners have taken a hit this term, but victory today would go some way to restoring them.

With Arsenal cruising towards victory at AFC Bournemouth, Manchester United will begin today's game at Stamford Bridge seven points adrift of the Champions League places. Defeat today would leave them having to make up that deficit in just 13 games while they would be 13 points behind leaders Leicester. Their title hopes, if not their Champions League ones, could be dashed in west London this afternoon.

Eden Hazard doesn't make an unchanged Chelsea team and is forced to settle for the role on the bench alongside Pedro and Gary Cahill. Guus Hiddink's side is otherwise as expected, with Willian, Fabregas and Oscar in behind Diego Costa.

Manchester United have none of their injured players available again so they to are unchanged from the win over Stoke City. Memphis Depay on the bench for the visitors.


Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Oscar; Diego Costa.

Manchester United: De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson, Fellaini, Carrick, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Rooney

First match played at Stamford Bridge since John Terry announced he has not been handed a new contract and will be leaving at the end of the season. Interesting move from the Chelsea fans this afternoon...

Team news is on the way but until then let's have a look at how we expect both sides to line up.

Eden Hazard could return from the start for Chelsea after a hip problem, however a host of player remain on the sidelines for the Blues. Loic Remy and Pedro are among them while Alexandre Pato may not be deemed fit enough to make his debut.

Manchester United are without five first team players including Bastain Schweinsteiger and Michael Carrick. Phil Jones, Ashley Young and Luke Shaw are longer-term absentees.

At the start of the season, you would have got a long price on a February clash between the two most successful Premier League clubs of the century not having an impact on the destination of the title. But at Stamford Bridge this afternoon Chelsea and Manchester United will look to restore some pride and lay down a marker ahead of next season; will little to play for. The Blues are unbeaten under Guus Hiddink while fellow-Dutchman Louis van Gaal remains under pressure amid reports regarding Jose Mourinho's imminent arrival. Team news ahead of this mid-table clash on the way.