Full-time: Chelsea 4-0 Manchester United

  • Jose Mourinho suffers embarrassment on his first return to Stamford Bridge since being sacked as Chelsea manager for the second time in December 2015
  • Pedro fired Antonio Conte's side in front after just 33 seconds
  • The Blues went in at half-time leading by two goals to nil after Gary Cahill was left all alone to volley home from a corner
  • Things got worse for United after half-time when Eric Bailly was forced off by injury
  • Eden Hazard extended Chelsea's lead further with a lovely effort before N'Golo Kante waltzed in unchecked for only his second Premier League goal
  • Chelsea paid tribute to former vice-chairman Matthew Harding following the 20th anniversary of his death yesterday
  • The hosts jump above London rivals Tottenham into fourth, while United, who have won just one of their last 13 games against Chelsea, remain seventh
  • Earlier: Manchester City 1-1 Southampton
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That is just about it from IBTimes UK on a day where Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge ended in abject humiliation. Chelsea, who make the short trip to London rivals West Ham in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday night, move above Tottenham into fourth courtesy of a slightly better goal difference. Just one solitary point now separates the top five.

As for United, they remain further back behind Everton in seventh. Work to be done done for Mourinho's side, who face the small matter of a midweek Manchester cup derby at Old Trafford.

We will have post-match reaction from sport reporter Eduardo Fernandez-Abascal later on tonight. Goodbye.


Mourinho appeared to have a little word in the ear of Conte before going down the tunnel there. The exchange did not look especially friendly.

Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte
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Chelsea 4-0 Manchester United


Rojo tries his luck with a fabulous long-range drive that is pushed away from danger by Courtois.


Three minutes of added time to be played at the end of this second half.


Conte gestures for Chelsea's home crowd to sing up and match the impressive noise coming from the away end.

De Gea then gets down to his right to keep out a long-range effort from Chalobah.


The game is lacking any kind of competitive spark now as Chelsea cruise towards the most comfortable of victories.

Moses sees a shot blocked. United's travelling fans, to their credit, remain in very good voice late on.


Impressive technique from Ibrahimovic as he takes a deep cross on his chest and swivels to fire in a volley that is well saved by a strong wrist from Courtois low to his left.


A double change from Conte now. Costa and the excellent Hazard make way for Michy Batshuayi and Willian.


Chalobah comes on for Pedro and De Gea makes a low save to deny Costa. Ibrahimovic then volleys over a Blind cross and Pogba also has his name taken for a poor sliding challenge on Matic.

That just about sums up his frustrating afternoon.


Pure humiliation for United as rampant Chelsea stretch their lead even further. Pedro lays the ball off for Kante, who waltzes through midfield and slaloms in between Pogba and Smalling before calmly placing the ball in the opposite corner.

So, so easy.

N\'Golo Kante


Goal: Chelsea 4-0 Manchester United (N'Golo Kante)


Rojo heads over from a Mata free-kick. Nathaniel Chalobah is preparing to enter the fray for Chelsea.


Alonso is yellow carded for pulling back Pogba. Mourinho sends on Martial in place of Lingard with his second substitution.


Chelsea add a third as Hazard probes for an opening and opts to find Kante. He helps the ball on to Matic, who proceeds to thread a low pass back through to Hazard.

The effective no 10 gets behind Mata and cuts inside Smalling before rifling a low shot beyond De Gea and into the bottom corner.

Game over.

Eden Hazard
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Goal: Chelsea 3-0 Manchester United (Eden Hazard)


United continue to press but they just cannot find a way through. Hazard then picks out Pedro with a glorious pass, only for the former Barcelona man to be stopped in his tracks by Pogba.


Rashford outmuscles Pedro and tests Courtois' reflexes with a fizzing strike from distance.

United maintain a good spell of pressure until Pogba's disappointing corner is cut out by Azpilicueta and smashed away by Moses.


Moses seizes on a lazy pass from Rojo towards Herrera and launches a blistering counter-attack. He eventually plays in Hazard, who sees a powerful attempt blocked by Smalling.


Pogba gets away down the United left and just about keeps the ball in play. He aims for the head of Rashford with a deep far-post cross that bounces clear.


Bailly picks up a painful knock and won't be able to continue. He limps off to be replaced by the much-maligned Marcos Rojo.


Hazard executes a brilliant turn to get past Herrera and tumbles in the box after tangling with Bailly while trying to collect Costa's backheel. His penalty appeals are waved away by referee Atkinson and Pedro shoots into row z.


Chelsea win a couple of quick corners and Moses' cross from the right is cleared as far as N'Golo Kante, whose low drive deflects into the path of Costa.

The fiery striker applies the finishing touch but is quickly flagged for offside. It won't count.


We are back underway in west London. Mourinho has made one change at the break, sending on former Chelsea playmaker Mata in place of Fellaini.