Is Chelsea’s loss to Manchester United a sign of what’s to come this season? | ESPN FC

  • Published on Aug 11, 2019
  • ESPN FC’s Craig Burley, Dan Thomas, Gab Marcotti and Steve Nicol break down Chelsea’s shambolic performance in their 4-0 Premier League loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford. Nicol says he saw no goalscoring threat from the Blues and the side left too many holes in defence for the Red Devils to exploit on the counterattack. Marcotti contends that Frank Lampard’s side still have big names like Antonio Rudiger and Ruben Loftus-Cheek absent from the squad, while Burley feels both Chelsea and Man United are average by their previous standards and in comparison to Liverpool and Manchester City.
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  • Simplo Simplo
    Simplo Simplo Month ago +1

    2 months later, here I am again, and Chelsea is 5th on the table and united 12th😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Chelseafan 101
    Chelseafan 101 3 months ago

    These people can’t talk for shit

  • Coach Hayden
    Coach Hayden 3 months ago

    Undoubtedly the worst pundits we've ever seen. So biased and very less deep tactical analysis about the game.

  • John Chierichella
    John Chierichella 3 months ago

    We,l keep playing English just because they English then yep

  • Lee Empey
    Lee Empey 3 months ago

    Fuck, they don't know anything about football... Chelsea only hit the woodwork through Uniteds bad defending 😂😂 so does that mean United are shit cause they wouldn't have scored 4 if Chelsea didn't make mistakes?? 😂😂 no clue whatsoever

  • John Lyons
    John Lyons 4 months ago

    Played 2 lost 2

  • aayush goel
    aayush goel 4 months ago

    I think a lot of people are underestimating united this year because of the way last season finished. With Maguire and AWB united will be a real threat if pogba and rashford stay fit.

  • YTSComps HD
    YTSComps HD 4 months ago

    I Will have Fun luaghing at Chelsea fans in My class 😂😂

  • Matthew Williams
    Matthew Williams 4 months ago

    United beat kids. No kante no giroud no alonso

  • Mod 66
    Mod 66 4 months ago

    Yes Lampard is out of his depth he is not ready for this job yet.

  • DropShoT
    DropShoT 4 months ago

    How long is it taking to appeal the Chelsea ban? The Squad will be destroyed without transfers

  • andrew wyatt
    andrew wyatt 4 months ago

    What would they say if man u lost the same bloody thing

  • U.K Boxing
    U.K Boxing 4 months ago

    Hopefully cos I hate them posh racist Chelsea lot. Plus lampard is a tosser

  • Mr Nobody
    Mr Nobody 4 months ago

    lol i do hope so ! Chelski have had enough money now lets see the SKILL 😎

  • Muhamad Naqiuddin Suhaimi

    ESPN, please sack these 2 & hire better pundits. They are a joke. #SackBurley

  • Kevin Malomo
    Kevin Malomo 4 months ago

    These presenters are waved 😭

  • BlueMonk25
    BlueMonk25 4 months ago

    Nah... It'll be fine

  • paul mccarthy
    paul mccarthy 4 months ago

    United played better then liverpool did on friday and they played tougher opposition

  • Alberts stuff
    Alberts stuff 4 months ago

    This would have been better if the Alan Hanson impersonator actually looked a bit like him.

  • Mohammed Aroz
    Mohammed Aroz 4 months ago

    Chelsea were only dominating the game because they had good possession and wouldn't give up the ball. They were defensive with little moments where they would go in. It was at these points united counter attacks struck and demolished their defense, taking in the chances and turning them into goals. So I wouldn't say Chelsea played better. United did.

  • Mick Williams
    Mick Williams 4 months ago

    United proved they are going to be a handful for every team this season .Its the first time since Fergie left that they have played the way united have always done in the past .

  • Aimee Grice
    Aimee Grice 4 months ago

    United: Does something right
    ESPN: BUT they didn’t...

    • Mick Williams
      Mick Williams 4 months ago

      Sorry I obviously didn't @Aimee Grice

    • Aimee Grice
      Aimee Grice 4 months ago

      Mick Williams you clearly didn’t read my comment.

    • Mick Williams
      Mick Williams 4 months ago

      Lol so winning 4-0 is not "something right" IdkVlog ?Are you insane or what?

  • david hickin
    david hickin 4 months ago

    Only watch these for the comedy value now! Pathetic how negative they are and just how hypocritical they are! Quicker this programme gets cancelled the better

  • johnny67448
    johnny67448 4 months ago

    If Chelsea did not have a transfer ban, Lukaku would have been an ideal signing for them.

  • badderman1
    badderman1 4 months ago

    Yes it is. You can’t go from no managing experience to derby to fucking Chelsea

  • Jakob Banuchi
    Jakob Banuchi 4 months ago

    These guys give absolutely NO credit to Utd, Utd pressed Chelsea’s backline on purpose into making those mistakes that far up the pitch. & capitalized on those mistakes. give some credit where credits due you bellends.

    • Mick Williams
      Mick Williams 4 months ago

      Jakob Banuchi .United played the way Fergie coached them to play .All the great united teams played attacking football from the start and even before Fergie went there.Their motto has always been if they score one we score two .

  • george lynch
    george lynch 4 months ago

    if Manchester City or Liverpool won this match 4-0 you wouldn't stop hearing from ESPN shitty pundits but it's Manchester United so it's not a good win to these shit heads...wonder what will be the argument when we beat a few more top 6 teams...

  • Vallliiiddd
    Vallliiiddd 4 months ago

    The premier league is a boring 2 horse race need to stop talking about it, do more about MLS far more interesting

  • Jockey551
    Jockey551 4 months ago

    Craig Burnley says not hate young players,Yet he slates utd team all the time 😂😂,Pogba digs already after one game he's a joke, Average age utd team yesterday 24 lol,

  • B. Kokou Abraham
    B. Kokou Abraham 4 months ago

    Chelsea have big players coming back to protect our defence.. Rudiguer/Kante are Chelsea back wall..RLC and Race and CHO will bring more quality..
    Hope to see them back soon...
    Chelsea is the blue

  • That guy D.R.E
    That guy D.R.E 4 months ago

    Of course its gonna beat tough we haven't been able to buy players this squad lampard is working pn needs the proper experience under his management its only day one relax wow biased much

  • Grim Reaper
    Grim Reaper 4 months ago

    YES 🇬🇧⚒⚒⚒

  • Ward Awwad
    Ward Awwad 4 months ago +2

    As United fan Chelsea still have a chance to finish in the top 4 just give Lampard time

  • 李善德
    李善德 4 months ago

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  • Lucho Garcia
    Lucho Garcia 4 months ago +1

    I saw a quite weak Chelsea, with the absence of big names for hire, is just the first game, Lampard have to work very hard to improve this team.

  • edward Walker
    edward Walker 4 months ago

    ole gunnar solk started well last year wait for 10 games before we praise or slag man utd same as franks team YNWA

  • Gabriel Eze
    Gabriel Eze 4 months ago +2

    Man United 4 : 0 ESPN

  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon 4 months ago +1

    For goodness’ sake, Chelsea were without 5 players who were likely to start, if fit: Rudiger, Hudson-Odei, Loftus-Cheek, Kante (not fit to start), and most of all Willian. I’m a United fan, but doubt United would have won, or won so convincingly, had Chelsea had a full strength team out there. Particularly given United’s poor first half. These pundits always go over the top. Football is a game that often turns on fine margins. This game did. This result doesn’t mean that Chelsea are rubbish, nor even more illogically, that United are “average by their standards” [Craig Burley].
    Looking at the last 6 years, United in the second half looked a darn sight better than much of the boring, possession based, sideways passing, slow movement of the Moyes, Van Gaal, Mourhino years.

  • ReturnOfTheKingIV
    ReturnOfTheKingIV 4 months ago

    Man Utd could win a quadruple this season and these poor excuse for pundits would find the negative in it

  • Palm Trees and Rum
    Palm Trees and Rum 4 months ago

    ESPN = Hates Serie A and Hates Man United.

  • messi magician
    messi magician 4 months ago

    Abraham nowhere to be seen apart from that one moment... Chelsea need a striker... lol fuckers need MITCHY BATSHUAYI

  • Sheldon Cooper
    Sheldon Cooper 4 months ago

    Wow! Can't hear shit here. Do something with your mics.

  • hkjjb
    hkjjb 4 months ago

    All they do is hate on united, Madrid and Ronaldo

  • Cai Haze
    Cai Haze 4 months ago +1

    Man u 10-0 chelsea theyd still be called average by these lot 😂😂 They complained when lukaku what as the club and how he didnt fit in , they sold him and are complaining hes gone. They complain when man u spend money on any player and now that solsjaer is after specific players and not going to splash the cash on anything , they still complain

  • WorldIsFilledB
    WorldIsFilledB 4 months ago

    Chelsea sucked cock second half but first half we were clearly better for the most part hit the post twice lol and we
    Didn’t have four guaranteed starters, no Kante rudiger loftus cheek and Hudson Odoi and pulicic clearly is a threat down the left and I’m not sure why he didn’t start and barkley is class definitely should have stayed on for me, this was a lacking Chelsea side for sure and if people can’t realize that then they’re just stupid, but props to man united, they finished their chances

  • Chris
    Chris 4 months ago

    So, it shows that Chelsea had more possession, more shots on and off target, more passes and yet expected goals they were deemed to have less? How exactly is “expected” goals worked out?

  • j
    j 4 months ago

    What a stupid channel..90% of the time they're talking dogshit. Absolutely ridiculous judgement and it's so bad it seems a bit funny tbh.

    SEMOVITA TV Gad 4 months ago

    You guys are shocked and should be ashamed of your stupidity talk about Manchester United

  • Andrew Jinjika
    Andrew Jinjika 4 months ago

    Had Chelsea won this I'm definitely sure all this and that nonsense wouldn't been said.

  • El Guaco
    El Guaco 4 months ago

    How Craig Burley is a pundit is beyond me the guy is a full blown asshat like seriously if Chelsea had beat united 4-0 we'd be hearing him say this and that Craig shut up and give credit where it's due without sounding like a bitter old retired knob MUPPET!

  • Abhirakshit Nawani IITB
    Abhirakshit Nawani IITB 4 months ago +6

    A year later..
    * Man Utd win Premier League or finish 2nd or 3rd *
    ESPN: " *Man United were poor* "

  • Kob1King 123
    Kob1King 123 4 months ago

    All they can do it criticise united Jesus fuck .

  • Danijel Hrup
    Danijel Hrup 4 months ago

    I`m sorry but Kante played last night and He was shit, if Kovacic did not cut those ball`s it would be 6:0

  • Chuks Tim
    Chuks Tim 4 months ago

    ESPN remain the best when you talk about sports analysis

  • abudianto
    abudianto 4 months ago +1

    Fat Frank took a big gamble by not playing Kante, Giroud and Willian today and assemble a bunch of youngsters. I get that he wants to give chance to youths but he picked the wrong game to experiment. He even benched Pulisic 🤔

  • Yo Sup
    Yo Sup 4 months ago

    Worst pundits to cover a game of football should be sacked ..I’m a city fan but cmon 4-0 against any Chelsea team is a good result these guys need there heads checked

  • red echo
    red echo 4 months ago

    Hahaha this Craig is not even worth pogba's shoe laces. Craigs whole career was nothing worth pogbas shoe laces .But opens his mouth like a garbage can.

  • Pri Vate
    Pri Vate 4 months ago

    Imagine what these retarded twats will be like had United lost...jeesssssussss!!

  • hamzah 13
    hamzah 13 4 months ago

    The only focus chelsea has to have is their transition between attack and defence. They have to expect to lose the ball so be ready to defend even when they have the ball. Defenders were too wide, when you don't have a ball the formation needs to become more compact to cover gaps.

  • 666demonknight666
    666demonknight666 4 months ago

    Why the fuck am I still watching these clowns? Where’s Tommy Smyth?