Despite a first-half goal from Antonio Rudiger, United battled back and got two goals from Anthony Martial in the second half, only to see a potential win spoiled in the last minute of added time for a 2-2 draw, which resulted in a dust-up between Jose Mourinho and one of the Chelsea assistant coaches.
Despite his momentary loss of control, Mourinho insisted he had accepted an apology from Ianni after his extravagant celebrations, as he trued to take the sting out of the spat. "That's what you want to play", Pogba told Sky Sports. His assistant comes to me to in Sarri's office to apologise to me.
"Some of the players looked depressed in the first half with the result, and with the pre-match, because the pre-match was hard for them", Mourinho said.
"No, I am not happy, honestly", Mourinho said when asked about what he described as the "manhunting" against him in the wake of the Newcastle match. "We lost a lot of players in their national teams including Marouane Fellaini".
What a way for the Premier League to return after the worldwide break.
"The team is going well too, they have good results". I am pleased with everything apart from the result which is terrible for us.
Jose Mourinho would probably be the first to argue that United's defensive woes were inevitable the moment some of his centre-half targets were vetoed in the summer and plenty would support the view that reinforcements are required, with the dependence on goalkeeper David de Gea becoming unhealthy.
"We were in the game, we controlled their triggers, Hazard and Jorginho were well controlled. Normally when I'm losing I never have five or six or seven minutes". This is always a big match and Chelsea are one of the best teams in the country - in three days we face Juventus one of the best teams in Europe.