26 Aug '13, 10pm

We use Opta data to analyse the key issues in the draw between #MUFC and #CFC.

We use Opta data to analyse the key issues in the draw between #MUFC and #CFC.

Chelsea's problems continued. De Bruyne, Oscar and Hazard's preference to drift into central areas and not always drop deep to cover resulted in the away team's attacks being focused on the centre of the pitch. This meant the spine of United's team - Ferdinand (25), Vidic (29), Tom Cleverley (33) and Michael Carrick (34) saw the most touches of the ball in the opening half-an-hour for United. But it also meant United could crowd central areas - with Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck tucking in - and push all of their players, except Ferdinand, Vidic and De Gea, into the Chelsea half. The advanced full-backs of Patrice Evra and Phil Jones was a clear strategy.

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