Our long winless run against Manchester United continued on Saturday night at Stamford Bridge with a pair of goals shared late on and here we use the match statistics to reflect on the major talking points…

No Premier League fixture has been drawn as often as Chelsea vs Man United and so it proved again with the 26th stalemate between the two sides, including seven of the past nine meetings.

The 1-1 final score also stretched our run without victory over the Red Devils to 10 matches; only against Blackburn Rovers (12 from 1992-98) and Arsenal (19 from 1995-2005) have we had a longer winless run.

Casemiro was the man who stole the visitors a point deep into stoppage time with a looping header to end Kepa’s 623 minutes without conceding, after Jorginho had expertly converted a penalty three minutes from time.

Proactive problem-solving

The Blues were under the cosh for much of the first half as United’s numerical advantage in midfield meant the visitors could swarm all over us and strangle our ability to play out from the back. In the opening 36 minutes, prior to Potter’s decision to swap Marc Cucurella for Mateo Kovacic and switch to a back four, United had 57 per cent possession and had completed 178 passes to our 129.

Their supremacy was clear, albeit not on the scoresheet, as they mustered six efforts on goal during that period, including four on target. Once the adjustments were made, Erik ten Hag’s side fashioned only a further two shots on target in the game and the ball share was also much more even.

That was due to Kovacic’s arrival into a midfield diamond, which allowed Chelsea to gain the upper hand in the centre of the field. Ben Chilwell and Cesar Azpilicueta were utilised as full-backs but still given the licence to bomb forward.

Terrific Trevoh

Trevoh Chalobah’s role in the team also shifted, from right centre-half in a back three to partnering Thiago Silva in a two, and the 23-year-old put in a terrific performance to keep United at bay for almost the entire match.

His pace and anticipation were important attributes up against the tricky forward line of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Antony, with our number 14 registering two interceptions, three clearances and three successful aerial duels.

With the ball, he was one of our most dominant players too, finishing with more touches and more passes than any team-mate, while he almost broke the deadlock with a header from a Mason Mount corner than bounced off the top of the crossbar.

In what was his 25th Premier League appearance for the Blues, the defender remains unbeaten (W16, D9), a run that stretches to every game he has started in all competitions for his boyhood club.

Spot-on Jorginho

Despite the delay and the drama, Jorginho remained so typically cool in the build-up to his converted penalty and nonchalantly dispatched the effort in his inimitable style, taking him up to 19 penalty goals in the Premier League since joining the club.

That is more than any other player during that time period, with 90 per cent of all the Italian’s league goals in England coming from 12 yards out.

Away from the spot, the Italian put in a busy midfield display and no player on the pitch bettered his five successful tackles, while only two had more than his 70 touches.

Shot shy

United finished with 13 shots to our six but with a lower xG due to our penalty award. Six of those were off target and one was blocked, while Chelsea registered just two on target.

The draw keeps Potter unbeaten as Chelsea manager and extends that run to eight matches, our best stretch since a 14-game run from January to March earlier in the year.