It's on: EPL title race heats up as Chelsea loses at United
- Author: Zachary Reyes Apr 17, 2017,
Apr 17, 2017, 9:02
Premier League leaders Chelsea suffered their most convincing defeat of the season against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday and former Tottenham player Jermaine Jenas believes their failure to adapt to Jose Mourinho's tactics was the root cause.
Super Eagles star Victor Moses was in action on Sunday in Chelsea's 2-0 Premier League defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Chelsea's second loss in four games has reopened the title race, offering hope to second-placed Tottenham who are just four points behind with six games to go.
Chelsea were 13 points clear when they beat Stoke City on 18 March and Conte said he had to take the blame for United's 2-0 win, admitting his players had not been focused or motivated enough to win.
"The second is they are the leader".
He drove into the box and was tackled by Kurt Zouma, who ended up stabbing the ball straight to Herrera. Rashford, then, put the ball calmly into the Chelsea goal.
With United, Arsenal and Everton also still in contention for a top four finish, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp isn't getting carried away just yet.
United left Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the bench following the Europa League draw at Anderlecht while Chelsea were without keeper Thibaut Courtois, who had an ankle injury, and Marcos Alonso, who had a hamstring problem in the warmup. The Belgian's numbers from the game are as follows: 0 shots, 0 dribbles completed, 1 chance created, 79% pass accuracy - emphatic proof that, once you stop Hazard, you stop Chelsea's rhythm going forward.
Earlier in the day, Roberto Firmino scored the only goal of the game as Liverpool defeated West Brow 1 - 0 at the Hawthorns. They chose a good time to deliver their best performance of the season and, in the process, they have opened up the Premier League title race with a level of expertise that makes it feel bewildering that they are so far back in Chelsea's wing-mirrors.
That was how the game remained despite the best efforts of substitute Cesc Fabregas to help Chelsea get a goal.
"They showed more desire than us and more motivation, but in this case the fault is the coach".
They are both phenomenal midfielders but they are not going to deliver that sort of pass - there is a reason why Chelsea look far more unsafe when Cesc Fabregas is in the team. These three points were phenomenal. The referee waved play on and Herrera subsequently released Rashford through the middle.
Tottenham doesn't look like letting up, though, after winning its last seven games and scoring 22 goals in the process. Its last four games are against Middlesbrough, West Bromwich Albion, Watford and Sunderland.