Chelsea defeated Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday thanks to a goal from Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes Chelsea won the game because Chelsea bossed the midfield.
“I thought they got killed in midfield,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“Jose Mourinho, since the Liverpool game, has talked about not being able to freshen it up. I thought Herrera, Matic and Mkhitaryan got absolutely ambushed.
“(N’Golo) Kante was doing his job brilliantly, (Tiemoue) Bakayoko was running off him, (Eden) Hazard and (Cesc) Fabregas were dropping in and controlling the match. United were just well short in that area. If you dominate midfield in the big games, you’re in business and Chelsea did.
“The intent was there but if you haven’t got quality and composure in midfield, you’re going to struggle. Passes weren’t connected, whereas with Chelsea, there was rhythm in their passing. Chelsea had rhythm, United only had moments.”