Toothless Chelsea fail to secure a top four position

for Tv47 Digital February 28, 2021, 11:10 PM
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Chelsea missed an opportunity to join the top four after they were held to a goalless draw by Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea headed into the game with an eight-game unbeaten run, with Manchester United ranked second on the League table. A win would have guaranteed Chelsea a spot in the top four. League leaders Manchester City had crashed fourth-ranked West Ham United 2-1 on Saturday.

It was a cold evening at Chelsea home ground, especially in the first half. The only chance fell on Olivier Giroud's head who failed to direct it past David De Gea.

The second half was also silent with the only chance falling at the right for of Fred Rodriguez who's shot was wide off the post.

The draw leaves Man. United at 50 points, sxi ahead of Chelsea who are fifth on the league table and 12 points off Man. City.

Earlier on, Arsenal crashed Leicester City 3-1 at King Power Stadium to move to the first page of the league table. Youri Tielemans gave Brendan Rodger's men the lead in the sixth minute before former Chelsea defender David Luiz equalized for Arsenal with six minutes to half time.

Alexander Lacazette and Nicolas pepe rounded up Arsenal's win with a 45 and 52nd goal, respectively.

Elsewhere, Gareth Bale scored and assisted in the first half as Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspurs crushed Burnley FC 4-0 at home.

Bale converted Heung min Son's ball after only 69 seconds in the game. Harry Kane got his name in the score sheet in the 15th minute, before Lucas Moura tripled Totenham's lead in the 31st.

The former Real Madrid man completed his brace in the 51st minute with a a well taken goal; he finished Son's counter attack in style. The win leaves Tottenham in the eight position with 39 points, six behind sixth placed West Ham United.

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