Chelsea trashed Manchester United 3:1 in an FA Emirates Cup semi final encounter to secure a place in the final against Arsenal. The blues scored their first goal through Olivier Giroud in the half hour mark and doubled the lead just a minute after the half time break. Chelsea got their third goal of the match after Manchester United's captain, Harry Maguire put the ball through his own net in the 74th minutes. The Old Trafford side got a consolation goal through a penalty which was converted by Bruno Fernandes in the 86th minutes to end the game 3:1.
Below we state 3 costly mistake that
1. Never Underrate Any Team
Before their match today, Frank Lampard's men have played against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men in 3 different encounters which resulted in Manchester United coming top in the 3 games. The Old Trafford side beat the blues home and away in their 2 premier league matches and also eliminated them the Carbabo Cup.
This however, made Chelsea the undergogs in today's game which Red Devils thought they would win comfortably, but met a better and stronger Chelsea who gave all they had to book a place in the finals.
2. Wrong Rotation
Manchester United struggled all through the game today as a result of poor performance and wrong selections from the coach. James, Fred, Maguire and Anthony Martial all ghosted in the match, and David De Gea was a shadow of himself as his 2 mistakes resulted in 2 of the first 2 goals. Ole also has part of the blame to take as he left some players in the pitch for the whole game even when they were clearly underperforming. Idion Ighalo, Paul Pogba, and Greenwood was brought on in the second half of the game but had little impact in the game. Meanwhile, Frank Lampard played his best and most fit players to ensure they win the game. He dropped his first choice goalkeeper, Kepa which proved to be a good decision tonight.
3. Take Your Chances
Chelsea played one of their best matches of the season today as they easily beat United in the FA Cup match. Frank Lampard's men clearly took their chances to ensure they secured the win. They capitalized on all United's errors and wasn't wasteful unlike their opponents who blanked all game except for the penalty. In football, always take your chances.
Congratulations to Chelsea for w job well done. Do you think they win Arsenal?
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