Chelsea and Manchester United have been the Barclays Premier League's biggest disappointments this season. The Blues are defending champions, and the Red Devils were expected to compete for a title. Things aren't going as planned. Chelsea already has sacked manager Jose Mourinho, and United appears to be on the verge of showing Louis van Gaal the door. So when the disappointing clubs met for a pivotal game on Monday, of course they played to soccer's most disappointing result, a 0-0 draw.
Despite the lack of goals, there were several real chances going each way. United hit the post on multiple occasions, a Chelsea 1-on-keeper break led to the ball landing in roughly the 20th row of seating, and Thibaut Courtois and David de Gea made a few fine saves. Even though United hasn't won in eight games, Van Gaal has no plans to resign.
And on the other end of the spectrum, Stoke and Everton played out a seven-goal thriller. In a back-and-forth affair, Stoke led 2-1 at halftime, but Everton took a 3-2 advantage in the 71st minute. The Potters would not be denied, however, leveling the score in the 80th and taking the lead for good on a Marko Arnautovic penalty in the 90th.
Moments after Spurs were millimeters away from falling behind, Son Heung-Min secured a win with this backheel beauty.
Tottenham now sits in third place, four points behind Premier League leader Arsenal. What a world.
Drogba made a nice impact with Montreal — ha ha ha — scoring 11 goals in 11 2015 regular season games. But, it sounds like he wants to return to Chelsea in a coaching capacity.
What's happening in The A?
The Hawks' six-game winning streak came to an end Monday night, when Atlanta fell at the Indiana Pacers, 93-87. It was a frustrating game in which the Hawks blew an early 10-point lead, committed 20 turnovers, and shot 6-for-25 from three. Fortunately, Mike Budenholzer's team can get back on track Tuesday night at the Houston Rockets.