Jose Mourinho endured a torrid Premier League return to Stamford Bridge asChelsea inflicted his heaviest defeat in English football by thrashing Manchester United 4-0 to move within one point of leaders Manchester City.
Pedro set the tone for a one-sided victory by scoring the opening goal inside the first 30 seconds before Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante all struck in a dominant display.
Blues boss Antonio Conte celebrated his biggest win since taking charge of the club in the summer while Mourinho was subjected to chants of “you’re getting sacked in the morning” at a ground where he won three League titles and was also sacked twice, the last time just ten months ago.
Many of the players Mourinho reportedly fell out with towards the end of his tenure seemed to relish the occasion, also notable for the respectful tribute paid to former Chelsea vice-chairman Matthew Harding on the 20th anniversary of his death in a helicopter crash.
The result moved Chelsea above Tottenham into fourth in the table at the start of a testing week with an EFL Cup fourth round trip to West Ham and a League game at Southampton.
The Blues were unchanged from the team that beat Leicester last weekend while Mourinho dropped Ashley Young in favour of Jesse Lingard as United continued the safety-first approach which earned them a draw at Liverpool six days earlier.
Chelsea thrashed Man Utd 4 - 0
Reviewed by Link Naija