Chelsea defeat to Man United was heaviest in the league for a *very* long time

Having been defeated 4-0 by Manchester United at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season, you’d probably wish that we didn’t dwell on the negatives.

However, every mistake and every defeat is a lesson. We need to go through the pain now to ensure that we learn from it and this doesn’t happen again – as long as Frank Lampard is in charge of this club.

How how heavy of a defeat this was and just how unlikely it was that we suffered this against United has been summed up by this stat. It’s our heaviest league defeat to them in 54 years.

We have a good record against Man United, which gave us a good deal of confidence heading into the game. It’s a shame that our defence capitulated, because we looked effective going forward at times.

All we can do is hope that it’s another 54 years before we have to go through that again…