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Chelsea, Man United in 2nd stalemate; Arsenal rises to 3rd

A second stalemate of the season between Chelsea and Manchester United saw the fallen powers slip further from relevance in this unusual Premier League season.

The 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge did little to help either team on Sunday, which began by Arsenal beating Bournemouth 2-0 to rise to third.

United remains lodged in fifth and the gap to the fourth Champions League place has grown to six points, adding to the sense of uncertainty surrounding the future of manager Louis van Gaal, despite some promising signs from the team.

Chelsea remains in the lower reaches of the standings — 13th — closer to the relegation zone than its usual place among the top...