However, a 17-man brawl ensued following an awful challenge by Kasey Palmer on Sadiq El Fitouri.
Palmer recklessly slid in on the United full-back but, somewhat ironically, ended up taking out his own teammate Ola Ain in the process. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).
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This led to the 17-man brawl ensuing over by the touchline, leaving the referee with a decision to make.
Incredibly, though, Palmer’s ugly challenge went unpunished. The only players cautioned for the brawl were Bradley Collins, Chelsea’s goalkeeper, and United’s Josh Harrop.
Video: United and Chelsea players brawl
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Second brawl at Stamford Bridge this week
There were similar scenes at Stamford Bridge last Monday, when Chelsea’s first team played out an ill-tempered 2-2 draw with Tottenham.
Tottenham’s Mousa Dembele was handed a six-match ban by the Football Association on Friday for sticking his fingers in Diego Costa’s eye.
Did Kasey Palmer deserve a red card for his challenge on Sadiq El Fitouri? Have your say by leaving a comment below.
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