Chelsea vs Man United: Four Key Battles
The coming Premier League weekend closes with a bang, in the form of Chelsea playing host to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in Sunday’s 4pm kickoff.
It may not be receiving the same build-up as ‘Red Monday’ (or should that be Dead Monday), but the coming clash between the Blues and the Red Devils could have huge significance in this season’s title race, with both clubs stuck outside the Premier League’s top four and desperate to slingshot themselves to the front of the pack.
There’s also a number of intriguing subplots that are impossible to overlook, namely Jose Mourinho returning to the club he brought unrivalled success to but left on acrimonious terms halfway through last season – just a matter of months after lifting the Premier League title.
With pragmatic managers in either dugout, it looks set to be an incredibly tight match that could well be decided by which side dominates the key individual battles. We’ve taken a look at four that will have the biggest impact on Sunday’s result.