Chelsea rout Manchester United, spoil Mourinho's return
Manchester Uniteds team manager Jose Mourinho shouts during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London today.
It was a relatively easy afternoon's work for Chelsea as they thumped former boss José Mourinho's Manchester United 4-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
It was a stunning start for the home side as Pedro capitalised on a long ball forward to sneak past the defence and finish into an empty net after just 30 seconds. Manchester United (4-2-3) were shell-shocked, looking vulnerable at the back and short of options going forward.
They were further behind on 20 minutes when Gary Cahill was left unmarked at a corner to finish from 6 yards.
Mourinho, who guided Chelsea (6-1-2) to the Premier League title in 2014-15 then was sacked by the club during last season's disappointing run, changed things at halftime. He brought in Juan Mata and the away side looked better despite not creating too many clear-cut chances.
Chelsea, however, looked happy to soak up the pressure and hit United on the break. Eden Hazard exposed some slack defending by catching two men out of position before curling into the far corner on 62 minutes. N'Golo Kante waltzed past three players to score his first goal for the club in the 70th.
The Blues have won three consecutive league matches while United are 1-2-3 since opening with three straight victories.