Being the current holders of the trophy, and having home advantage at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea went into the last-16 tie as favourites with practically every bookmaker, and they started bright enough in the opening exchanges.
Gonzalo Higuain flashed a powerful header just wide early on, whilst Eden Hazard looked his usual dangerous self.
However, it all changed on the half-hour mark as Ander Herrera guided home Paul Pogba’s brilliant cross, before the Frenchman scored an excellent goal of his own, after a similarly brilliant cross from Marcus Rashford.
The Blues rallied in the second-half but, in truth,couldn’t really lay a glove on Solskjaer’s United, and the home fans made their feelings perfectly clear towards their Italian manager in the closing stages:
Should Chelsea pull the trigger and sack Sarri this early into his tenure?
And if they do, who should replace him?
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