Chelsea have matched an unwanted record after they were beaten again away from the Premier League this season. The Blues were on the receiving end of a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Southampton despite taking the lead. To this effect, they have now lost at least two of their opening five games for the second time in the Premier League era. They lost three of their opening five games during the 2015/16 season under manager Jose Mourinho as they failed to successfully defend their league title from the previous season.

New signing Raheem Sterling was the star of the show during the Leicester City game at the weekend after he scored a brace to lead 10-man Chelsea to a 2-1 home win in the league. He made it three goals in two games with the opening goal against Southampton midway through the first half. However, the hosts were level within five minutes thanks to the stunning strike from young midfielder Romeo Lavia who was signed from Manchester City this summer.


Manchester United Struggling with Fergie’s History, Claims Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is opinion that the presence of Sir Alex Ferguson is keeping Manchester United away from achieving success of a consistent nature. Ferguson stepped down in 2013 as one of the greatest managers in the history of the game after managing to win an incredible 13 league titles, two Champions League honours, and five FA Cup’s in 26 years at Manchester United. However, United have been unable to come away from the vacuum left by the departure of the Scot. Even though they have been through some high profile managers like Louis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho, they have been unable to pick up a league title. A couple of trophies like the FA Cup and Europa League have been the sole joys for United during this period.

Interestingly, all of the United managers who have been appointed since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson have been trying to distance themselves from the Scot. This has not been the approach of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has made a remarkable impression in just a short span of time. This has led to many believing that the impact of Ferguson is still active at the club. Former United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who had a short spell with the team, says that the Red Devils are clearly struggling to move away from the icon.

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