Match: Chelsea vs Manchester United
Competition: Premier League
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Date & KO Time: Sun 5 Nov 17 at 1630 GMT
Where can you watch it? – Sky Sports Main Event
This is a huge match during the course of the Premier League this season. Mourinho, Matic and Mata all return to Stamford Bridge, united in their new team and fighting for Manchester United. Chelsea are in disarray at the moment with the spine of their team seeming weak. Kante has been out injured but is expected back for tomorrow’s clash, Luiz has been playing with a knock for the last few matches and Rudiger has been off form.
On the other hand, Lukaku is without a goal in the last 6 games in all competitions starting with the 0-0 draw away to Liverpool after the International-Break. Could this be the game he breaks his duck against his old club, he has failed to score against them in 6 previous matches. However, Pogba and Fellaini on the verge of returning to the first team this weekend will surely help Lukaku find the heights he reached at the start of the season.
Predicted Line Ups
This will be a tight affair, Chelsea have been in poor form of late and will be desperate to win this one; despite the reported unrest in the Chelsea camp recently. Mourinho will be acutely aware of the potential mindset of the Chelsea players and will likely set up to nullify the atmosphere the Stamford Bridge. Jose will set up to defend tactfully in the first half and strike with pace on the counter attack.
I think Conte will attack timidly, relying heavily on Hazard to launch the attacks. If Chelsea fail to punch through United’s defence in the first half he may opt to go for a more attacking midfield by taking off one of his defensive midfielders which will open the game up for Man Utd to respond by bringing on their own pacey striker in Martial to bag another winner.
Full Time – Chelsea 0 – 1 Man Utd
Half Time – Chelsea 0 – 0 Man Utd