Premier League Chelsea vs Manchester United: Both teams fail to score; ends in 0-0 stalemate

Premier League Chelsea vs Manchester United: The Premier League’s big game of the weekend dissolved into the dampest of squibs as Chelsea and Manchester United played out a dreary 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

In a first-half low on drama, Manchester United were denied what they felt was a penalty when the ball hit Callum Hudson-Odoi’s hand after Edouard Mendy had parried Marcus Rashford’s free kick. In open play they created little but Chelsea were scarcely any better, though Hudson-Odoi’s tempting cross from the right ought to have been converted by Olivier Giroud.

Premier League: Arsenal beat Leicester 3-1, Spurs thrash Burnley 4-0

The second half of the Chelsea vs Manchester United game brought with it the faintest increase in attacking thrust with David de Gea saving well from Hakim Ziyech at close range. Chelsea dominated possession but as United’s defense dropped deeper they struggled to charm their way through whilst the attempts at counter-attacks from the visitors never really got close to testing Edouard Mendy until he parried Bruno Fernandes’ late shot from range.

A point each arguably suited neither side, Chelsea failing to leapfrog West Ham and move into fourth whilst what little hopes United might have had of catching Manchester City look even more slim with a 12-point gap to make up in as many games.

Premier League Latest Points Table – 2020/21 season standings

Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1  Man City 26 19 5 2 36 62
2  Man Utd 26 14 8 4 21 50
3  Leicester 26 15 4 7 15 49
4  West Ham 26 13 6 7 9 45
5  Chelsea 26 12 8 6 16 44
6  Liverpool 25 11 7 7 11 40
7  Everton 24 12 4 8 4 40
8  Tottenham 25 11 6 8 14 39
9  Aston Villa 24 12 3 9 12 39
10  Arsenal 26 11 4 11 7 37
11  Leeds 26 11 2 13 -1 35
12  Wolverhampton 26 9 7 10 -6 34
13  Crystal Palace 26 9 6 11 -14 33
14  Southampton 25 8 6 11 -12 30
15  Burnley 26 7 7 12 -16 28
16  Brighton 26 5 11 10 -7 26
17  Newcastle 26 7 5 14 -17 26
18  Fulham 26 4 11 11 -11 23
19  West Bromwich 26 3 8 15 -35 17
20  Sheffield 25 3 2 20 -26 11

Premier League fixtures and results

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Crystal Palace vs Fulham 0-0

Arsenal beat Leicester 3-1

Tottenham Hotspurs beat Burnley 4-0

Man United vs Chelsea 0-0

Sheffield United vs Liverpool