Chelsea will battle it out at Stamford Bridge in this season’s first real title clash of the season.

The result will re-shape the title race for the next portion of the season, with Chelsea currently holding a four point lead in top spot over Manchester United and Manchester City, who hold second and third place respectively.

Ryan Giggs has been sizing up the Blues and their new signings and believes only time will tell how this current team compares to previous title winning Chelsea teams.

The Welsh winger has told reporters “Chelsea are a talented team. They have changed the personnel a bit with Oscar, Hazard and Mata, who play in those little pockets and are so hard to pick up.

“Only time will tell if they are better. But it doesn’t really matter because you know you are up against a very good team when you pay Chelsea, and it will always be tough at Stamford Bridge.”

Suprisingly, the Red Devils haven’t won at Stamford Bridge since 2002 and considering United’s startling statistic of conceding first in eight out of twelve games this season, Giggs is undoubtedly concerned about his side’s bad defensive habits.

“Obviously we are pleased that we are able to come back and have shown great character in those eight games, but you cannot keep relying on the lads up front to score the goals.

“It has happened again against Braga but against Chelsea if we go behind it will be tough to come back” added the Welshman.

Meanwhile, Chelsea Keeper Petr Cech is optimistic ahead of the Premier League clash:

“We have made many good starts in the time I have been here but we started slowly the first two games this season. We seem to get better as the team gets to know each other.

“Now we have played two tough away games at Arsenal and Spurs and we got six points which is a huge advantage, but now we await the game against Manchester United at home because that will be a another big test.”

The two title contenders will go head to head  at 4pm on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.

 

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