One of the matches that have lifted the premier league to another level in the past decade has been Chelsea – Manchester United. Both clubs have had great managers in the past and still have managers that have managed at the highest level in club football.
The fact that the United manager, Jose Mourinho was once a Chelsea manager makes the match a very interesting one at that. Both sides will head into this game heads up hoping to get something out of the game. The controversy that preludes this match between both managers has also added to the spice of the match.
Jose Mourinho will have major members of his squad available and will be spoilt of options to pick from on the match day.
David De Gea will obviously be in goal and the duo of Smalling and Linderlof are to start at centre back in the absence of Bailey who is out injured. Paul Pogba is a brand for big names and this the game many will watch just to scrutinize his performance. Mourinho will then start Lukaku, Sanchez, and Lingard off the top.
Antonio Conte and his boys have their job well cut out for them and will definitely still want to get something out of this match. The Italian is expected to start a team that is more of midfield players than a point man.
What this invariably means is that the middle will be choked to stop players like Paul Pogba. It will be interesting to see how the match finally pans out.
As it’s known in a Jose Mourinho game plan, the team will attack but will be cautious of the error it makes in his team. The first half is also known from past experiences to be cagey and with this am going for a first-half goalless draw.