Chelsea made Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge with Manchester United a day to forget as they thumped four goals past the hapless Red Devils.

Much was made of the Special One's return but he was largely ignored for the best part of 90 minutes.

He was told by some fans in the East Stand that he wasn't special anymore at 2-0 after Pedro and Gary Cahill netted and then chants of 'You're getting sacked in the morning' when the Blues went 3-0 up thanks to Eden Hazard's goal.

However, at 4-0 after N'Golo Kante's strike, Chelsea fans roused into a cheer of 'Jose Mourinho' that you couldn't help but feel was in sympathy to the twice-axed Blues boss.

Below, we rate the players from Sunday's fun at the Bridge.

Thibaut Courtois: Had so little to do, but when he did he excelled, notably when producing a fine save to deny Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the second half as well as a good double save in the first half. 7

Cesar Azpilicueta: Continues to convince in what was expected to be an unnatural position as one of three central defenders. Adaptability again important and he is fast becoming one of Chelsea's best transfers. 8

Lucky not to be sent off: David Luiz

David Luiz: Reasonably authoritative and contributed much to a fine defensive performance which largely nullified United's attacking threat. Lucky to stay on the pitch for a horror challenge on Fellaini 5

Gary Cahill: Scored his team's second goal with a fine finish, and also showed greater composure and confidence in defence after a difficult start to the season. Captaincy seems to have improved his performances 8

Victor Moses: Work-rate impressed from the wing-back position, contributing in both the first and final thirds. Few expected him to have a significant role this season but a first-team place is his to lose. 8

Marcos Alonso: A disciplined, composed performance did much to prevent Jesse Lingard's pace threatening. 7

N'Golo Kante: Man of the match. Positional discipline in front of the defence and work-rate did much to contribute to United's frustrations. Attacking efforts got the goal they deserved. 9

Nemanja Matic: Impressive off the ball and kept Paul Pogba, the world's most expensive player, in his back pocket. 8

Pedro: Mobile and intelligent. His opening-minute goal likely ruined United's gameplan. Also linked well with Hazard and Costa. 8

Eden Hazard: Contributed much to their clinical performance and scored their third goal. 9

Diego Costa: Typically hard-working and physical, his presence and largely selfless performance unsettled United's poor defence. 8

Substitutes

Nathaniel Chalobah (for Pedro, 71): Job was done by the point of his introduction but presence of a youth player provided a real contrast with the Mourinho era. 6

Michy Batshuayi (for Costa, 78): Had little to do but athleticism meant United could not switch off. N/A

Willian (for Hazard, 78): Work-rate continued to close United out until the final whistle. N/A

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