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Nightmare return to Stamford Bridge for Jose Mourinho

Joe Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge turned sour after just 31 seconds and it did not improve.

Pedro's quick fire opener for Chelsea was followed by further goals from Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante as Chelsea thrashed Manchester United 4-0 Sunday in the English Premier League.

Mourinho, who enjoyed such success at Chelsea in his two spells at the west London club, could only sit gloomily on the touchline as his new side stumbled to a dismal defeat.

A miserable Jose Mourinho watches on as his side slipped to a 4-0 defeat to his former club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

United had come into the heavyweight clash off the back of a fighting goalless draw at Liverpool Monday and a Europa League thrashing of Fenerbahce Thursday, but always looked off the pace.

The tone was set from the moment Chris Smalling made a hash of clearing a hopeful long ball forward and Pedro nipped in to round David de Gea and put Chelsea ahead before fans had barely settled in their seats.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed over for the visitor before Mourinho's men found themselves further behind on 22 minutes as Gary Cahill volleyed home from close range after a corner.


Good fortune appeared with Chelsea as David Luiz crashed into Marouane Fellaini but avoided a red card which might have changed the course of the match.

Mourinho tried to as he reshuffled his team and bought on former Chelsea man Juan Mata after the break, but it was to no avail.

Man of the match Eden Hazard put the game out of reach for Manchester United by scoring Chelsea's third.

More slack defending allowed the influential Eden Hazard to evade Smalling and strike home the third just after the hour mark.

Summer signing from Leicester Kante completed the rout with another fine goal with 20 minutes remaining, his first for the Blues, who are on a run of three straight EPL wins under Antonio Conte and moved to fourth in the standings.

It was the heaviest defeat suffered by a Mourinho-managed team in the EPL and Chelsea's biggest win over the Red Devils since 1999.

Author: Paul Gittings    Source: cnn

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