Chelsea meet Manchester United at Stamford Bridge as they look to continue their unbeaten run under interim boss Guus Hiddink.
Chelsea started with the same team that drew 0-0 at Vicarage Road on Wednesday as they handed Willian his 100th start for the team. The Blues began the game very slowly, with United dominating over 70% of possession and all in Chelsea territory within the first 10 minutes of the match.
And in the 18th minute Courtois was called in to action to make a brilliant save from Anthony Martial. As the Frenchman cut inside Ivanovic and attempted to bend the ball into the far corner only for Courtois to make an acrobatic stop.
It took until the half hour mark for Chelsea to create a real goal scoring chance as Oscar played Diego Costa in behind the Manchester United defence for him to drive the ball just wide of David De Gea’s far post. Just a few minutes later, some brilliant play from Willian to beat United left-back Borthwick-Jackson and fire across goal and Oscar was a whisker away from making it 1-0 to the Blues but the Brazillian couldn’t quite connect.
Just before half-time, Chelsea have a strong penalty claim turned down as John Terry made his way forward, and more brilliant build up play from Willian, the ball found its way to the Chelsea captain in the penalty area only to have his shot blocked by what looked to be Daley Blind’s arm. But referee Michael Oliver adjudged the ball to have come off of Blind’s chest.
The second half had a frantic start with action in both halves, as the dangerous Martial found more room down the Chelsea right to cut inside, but couldn’t find the target. Soon after Thibaut Courtois was called in to action as Jesse Lingard attempted to bend the ball past the Belgian who made a diving save to his left.
It took less then 10 minutes into the second half for the introduction of Eden Hazard to try and make the difference for the Blues. And only two minutes later Kurt Zouma was taken off for what looked like a bad injury after a nasty fall.
And on the hour mark the first goal went to Manchester United after another attack down the Chelsea right hand side a ball across the goal found Jesse Lingard in space to turn and fire past Courtois to make it 1-0 to the Red Devils on the hour mark.
Chelsea finally managed a fine save from De Gea as Ivanovic found himself in the United area and smashed a volley goal bound only for the Spaniard to make a brilliant diving stop. The same was said as his international team mate Fabregas produced a great turn in the box only to be thwarted by another top save from De Gea.
After end to end action in either half it took a late late goal from Diego Costa to draw the Blues level. After a great off the ball run from Terry, Costa found space in the United area and was picked out by Fabregas, only for his initial shot to be blocked, but he was there to tap in the rebound.
And in the final minute of added time Costa had the chance to take all three points, only to see the brilliant De Gea to make another fantastic save. And the game finished 1-1, which under reflection seemed a fair one and means Guus Hiddink retains his unbeaten record with the Blues.