Jose Mourinho names FIVE key players set to miss crucial Chelsea match

  • Jose Mourinho names FIVE key players set to miss crucial Chelsea match

Jose Mourinho names FIVE key players set to miss crucial Chelsea match

Jose Mourinho's side, who suffered defeat by Newcastle United in their previous league outing, could be third by the time they welcome his former club to Old Trafford on Sunday. Having come off Sevilla with a 0-0, United have given themselves the onerous task of overcoming the Spanish side next week to progress in the competition - with no away goal advantage as insurance.

Having been described by Jose Mourinho as the "complete midfielder" upon arriving at the club in 2016, the French worldwide has found himself at odds with Portuguese in recent weeks. Still, United boast the 2nd best record at home this season, and have conceded by far the fewest number of goals at home. Against Barcelona it was also a great performance from the team, almost flawless.

Meanwhile, Morata has struggled with injuries and lack of form since scoring eight goals in his first 11 league games, but can be backed at 5/1 (6.00) to get back on track by breaking the deadlock here.

Antonio Conte, during the pre-match press conference, was asked about his recent feud with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho to which he simply replied, "In the past we both said some things".

The difference in performance against Sevilla would have been manifold if Pogba had somebody else in midfield willing to move the ball forward, to take risks with the ball, and supporters will be desperate to see Mourinho sign someone capable of doing just that once the window opens. Chelsea initially struggled to get positive results since the turn of the year and the fact that they were without a win in their first four games (in all competitions) is the flawless specimen of it.

United have kept a total of 23 clean sheets overall this season, which is three more than any other Premier League team.

"I think the confidence, the trust I have shown towards Scott he has earned since he came to the first team".

"If we play the semi-final of the FA Cup, I don't know when that will be so it can be really busy and complicated".

N'Golo Kante, Eden Hazard and particularly Willian all played very well against Barcelona during the week and if you can play well against what is one of the best teams in the world, if not the best, then you can certainly do the same against a United team which looks a bit more vulnerable than it used to. Every coach has to find the right way to manage him. Yet, that one win came less than a year ago.