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Chelsea vs Manchester United – Match Preview

Chelsea vs Manchester United – Match Preview

Well the headlines for this match will be all about the return of now United manager Jose Mourinho to the Chelsea club he has managed on two previous occasions. The manager however, is unlikely to get caught up in all the hoopla though he will surely receive a warm reception from the majority of the Chelsea faithful. Jose Mourinho will instead be solely focussed on guiding his Manchester United team to a win or at the very least a draw.

The recent form book does not favour United and Mourinho will be looking to change that. United have not won any of their last 7 games against the Blues only managing 4 draws with 3 losses so Mourinho looks to have a mountain to climb. Indeed of all Premier League teams United have lost to Chelsea the most going down on 16 occasions. Ironically, Jose himself steered Chelsea to 5 of those 16 wins when he was the manager.

The good news for United is that on his single visit to Stamford Bridge previously as a manager Mourinho came away a winner as he led his excellent Inter Milan team to victory in March 2010 and knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League and then he went on to win the competition.


It will be interesting to see the team selection but there is some suggestion that it could be an unchanged line-up from the team that faced Liverpool on Monday night. As Jose looks to make sure of nullifying the Chelsea threat by using the pace and obvious threat of Rashford while sticking with the responsible Ashley Young plus using Pogba in a more advanced role with Liverpool man-of-the-match Ander Herrera and Fellaini controlling the midfield.

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