Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes his former club do have a good chance of getting the three points against Chelsea this weekend if they can nullify the Blues’ attacking threats.
The Wales manager says neither side are strong defensively, and whoever manages to get on top of their problems at the back will be the ones who will come out on top tomorrow:
“Chelsea are a weird team. They’ve had a clean sheet, they’re a dangerous side going forward but obviously, you can get at them at the back. As long as we negate their offensive options then I think we’ll score goals. It’s a similar problem that we’ve got really. Them centre-halves, we’ve seen it through the years – [Gary] Pallister and [Steve] Bruce, [Nemanja] Vidic and [Rio] Ferdinand – you’ve got to have that solidity at the back and then it goes through the team. Frank looks like he’s got the same problem as us, he can’t get that partnership quite right.”
While United have conceded 12 in four games, their opponents have conceded nine in five so you would assume the Blues would have the slightly better chance of keeping United out, especially after the clean sheet against Sevilla midweek.
However, Lampard’s men have already been involved in two 3-3 draws against the likes of West Brom and Southampton, which shows they can be got at. If United put in the same work rate as they did in the 2-1 win over PSG on Tuesday night, they should be in contention to get a win tomorrow evening.