Chelsea Pip Man Utd 1-0 At Stamford Bridge

Chelsea Pip Man Utd 1-0 At Stamford Bridge

The Belgian had not featured for United since the end of September, after picking up a knock while on international duty with Belgium, and had only returned to training on Saturday.

Among them were suggestions that Antonio Conte had a falling out with David Luiz - with the defender subsequently dropped for Sunday's game with Manchester United.

"I get the chance to not just praise but thank Fellaini for an unbelievable effort he made because he trained with the team only yesterday [Saturday] for the first time and put himself available to try to help the team today". He doesn't have to wait. The Portuguese boss chastised Conte on the pitch what he perceived as over-celebrating in the final minutes of Chelsea's 4-0 demolition of United, waving his arms to raise the volume of the Stamford Bridge crowd.

The reigning PFA Player of the Year has since missed six games for the Blues, including a Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace and the heavy loss at Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday night (31 October).

Chris Smalling says Manchester United will regroup after their damaging defeat to Chelsea as they desperately try to close the gap on runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Antonio Conte has had multiple run-ins with Jose Mourinho since taking charge of Chelsea.

Mourinho said that Conte "disappeared" at the final whistle.

N'Golo Kante, back from injury, was superb for the Blues against a United side who struggled to click into gear.

Mourinho lost at Stamford Bridge - a defeat that has to hurt more than most he'll experience this season. His accusation was angrily denied by Chelsea, but no alternative explanation was offered and the midfielder remained a glorified spectator before joining Tianjin TEDA in January.

"It's not important. It's important to win the game".

In a fairly dull affair, one of the biggest talking points at full-time was the lack of handshake between the two bosses.