Jose Mourinho suffered another damaging defeat against his former club as the champions clinched a crucial 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday (5/11/17).
According to AFP, Morata scored for Chelsea when he headed home early in the second half at Stamford Bridge.
After losing twice at Chelsea in his first season as United boss, Mourinho, who won three English titles in two spells with the Blues, is growing accustomed to leaving west London empty-handed.
What the managers said:
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on Sky Sports:
“It’s an important victory. When you play against Manchester United it’s always a massive game. We know very well this team is very strong. This type of win is important for our confidence. We showed great desire and passion to win this kind of game.
“We can win or lose but our spirit must be this. Last season our spirit was in every game – we started this season with a lot of problems. We were up and down. This game showed if we want, we can.”
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho :
“It was an even match. Both teams could win. The first to score would be in more defensive control and to win the match.
“The first half was really even. In the second half in the only period where they were on top of the game, they scored.
“We lost ourselves after the goal emotionally. We found again the balance and desire in the last 15 to 20 minutes. It was all us. We had big chances to equalise but we couldn’t.”
There are now eight points separating United in second and Manchester City in first – the biggest gap after both the top two have played 11 games in Premier League history.