Blues fail to go fourth after drab 0-0 stalemate with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea failed to leapfrog West Ham into fourth place in the Premier League after a disappointing 0-0 draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. The west Londoners failed to pierce a resolute United defence, and the Mancunians were happy with the point. The fact that they had a penalty shout turned down by referee Stuart Attwell, after a VAR intervention, could leave the visitors feeling a little short-changed.

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Mount spares Chelsea’s blushes with a spot-kick equaliser as the Blues draw 1-1 against Southampton

Mason Mount picked himself off the floor after Danny Ings had bundled him over in the Saints penalty area, and slotted home a fine spot kick to give the Blues a point against a poor Southampton side at St Marty’s. Chelsea remain unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel’s tutelage, but will be disappointed not to have secured all three points

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Olivier Giroud set to lead the Chelsea attack at Southampton – with keeper recall also expected

Olivier Giroud is expected to lead the line for Chelsea when they face Southampton at St Mary’s tomorrow. The veteran hitman, 34, came off the bench to replace injured Tammy Abraham and scored the opening goal in Monday’s 2-0 home win over Newcastle. It propelled the west Londoners into fourth place in the Premier League – a position unthinkable while Frank Lampard was at the helm.

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