Antonio Rudiger and Callum Hudson-Odoi post on Twitter after their missed chances for Chelsea last night

Antonio Rudiger and Callum Hudson-Odoi both responded to the respective efforts that they failed to convert for Chelsea against Manchester United.  

The pair of Blues had opportunities to put Thomas Tuchel’s side in front during Sunday’s Premier League clash with United.

Admittedly, one of the miscues was more glaringly obvious than the other.

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Chelsea off target

Hudson-Odoi’s first-half effort was saved well by the feat of David De Gea.

At that point in the evening, the score still stood at 0-0.

By the time the ball fell perfectly onto Rudiger’s toes in the final minute or so, the board had changed to 1-1.

Which makes the German’s gloriously wayward strike even more gut wrenching for Chelsea supporters.

Had either shot go in, then United may well have crumbled and conceded the three points.

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As it transpired, Jadon Sancho’s goal five minutes after the interval set them up nicely to see off the Champions League holders.

Sorry for misfiring

Tuchel’s squad cannot reflect for too long, as they have another league test awaiting them on Wednesday in the form of Watford.

Yet, Rudiger and Hudson-Odoi did reminisce their misses, via an apologetic Twitter post.

Ironically, on another day, the duo might have both bagged a brace.

Rudiger rattled the crossbar with a swerving long-range strike that had De Gea scrambling across his line.

The Spaniard then saved a pretty tame attempt from Hudson-Odoi, after Bruno Fernandes gifted possession away.

But the two left Stamford Bridge without a goal or the victory Chelsea required.

They remain top of the table heading into the next round of fixtures, but by the slimmest of margins.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.