On Sunday at 4.30pm London time, Manchester United face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League as Jose Mourinho returns to his former club to face a somewhat under-fire Antonio Conte and his Chelsea team.
There has been a great deal of negative press following Chelsea being dismantled by Roma 3-0 in the Champions League in the Italian capital during the week.
United meanwhile pulled off a rather underwhelming 2-0 win over Benfica at Old Trafford in the Champions League.
Daley Blind sealed the win with United’s second goal of the game after Jose over-ruled both Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera to have the Dutchman take the spot-kick.
Anthony Martial missed the first penalty while the unfortunate Mile Svilar scored an own goal following Matic’s crisp strike from long-range which rebounded off the post to hit Svilar in the back before going into the net to put United 1-0 up.
Antonio Conte could have his job on the line if you believe the more negative reports out there but both managers will not want to LOSE so do you think we will see a rather boring stalemate?
There could be a lot of bus parking going on as neither manager will want to end up pointless. Hopefully the game brings the best out of the undeniable attacking threats both teams possess in Hazard, Morata, Pedro and Fabregas for Chelsea and Lukaku, Rashford, Mkhitaryan and Martial for United to mention just some of the top players who could be on show.
Of course it will be the first time United face Alvaro Morata in a Chelsea shirt which should be interesting following the Spaniard’s supposed near-move to United in the summer if reports are to be believed.
It will be interesting to see the team line-ups and formations for the 2 clubs as Conte and Mourinho’s selections will reveal a great deal about their approach to the match and whether they are going to be aggressive and as you preview the match you can check out the latest Chelsea and Man United injury news ahead of time.
Circumstances suggest it being Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United. What do you think the score will be?