Premier League wrap Manchester United battle back to draw with Arsenal

Mae Harvey
December 7, 2018

Chelsea also dropped points in a shock defeat to out-of-form Wolverhampton Wanderers, while there were also wins for West Ham United, Bournemouth and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Maurizio Sarri questioned the mentality of his Chelsea team after they surrendered a lead to lose 2-1 against Wolves at Molineux, suggesting that some of his players may have "too much confidence".

Ampadu did get a taste of the first team with seven appearances for ex-manager Antonio Conte and is now trying to make a name for himself under Sarri.

Steve Nicol says that Chelsea's defeat at Wolves prove their not a title challenger and must resort to a top four battle with Arsenal and Spurs. "It is a very hard result for the top four".

Such late victories are often touted as a mark of potential champions, but Van Dijk is unwilling to get carried away with Liverpool's unbeaten start to the league season.

Bernardo Silva admits Manchester City are facing a tough winter schedule but he wouldn't have it any other way. We went longer, we were not comfortable, we were wider, without the right distances between players.

"If you have to play against them for ten months they are the best in the world at the moment".

"We played very well for 55 minutes and then suddenly we were another team", bemoaned Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.

But they will need to strengthen if they are to push for European spots in the future and it's imperative they find cover in their defence.

Sarri made five changes to his starting XI but said that neither his team selection nor a couple of controversial refereeing decisions - Álvaro Morata had a strong penalty appeal turned down and Willian felt he was fouled prior to Wolves scoring their second - came into his thinking when he analysed Chelsea's performance.

Mourinho left record signing Paul Pogba on the bench for yesterday's 2-2 draw at home to Arsenal and also started without Romelu Lukaku but goalscorer Anthony Martial picked up an injury against Arsenal and is a major doubt to face Fulham. They most recently lost to Cardiff City, 2-1, despite taking an early lead.

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