Watch: Eric Bailey turns Michy Batshuayi inside his own box during Chelsea vs Manchester United. The Red Devils picked up yet another win against the Blues.
Frank Lampard succumbed to yet another loss against Manchester United as Chelsea boss. Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire scored a goal each to lead the Red Devils to a victory. Only 3 points separate the sides on the points table now.
The win at Stamford Bridge was also Eric Baily’s first start of the season and he impressed with his showing. The Ivorian was excellent at the back and helped keep Chelsea quiet. In fact, at one point, he made a fool out of Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi when pulled off a stepover, turning the Belgian inside out. Impressively, he did so while in his own box.
Watch: Eric Bailey turns Michy Batshuayi inside his own box during Chelsea vs Manchester United
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Baily only played the match due to Victor Lindelof’s illness. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he now has a nice selection headache following his performance.
‘Absolutely fantastic wasn’t he?’ Solskjaer said of Bailly’s performance in west London.
‘It’s not a bad conundrum because Eric’s a top defender, and it’s his first game since we played Chelsea last year in the league in April.
‘He’s such a top, top defender and his block from Kovacic there was just out of this world defending. He’s quick, he strong, brave, brave as a lion. It’s great to have him back.’
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