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Chelsea Vs Manchester United (FA Cup Quarter Final) : Match Preview And Predictions

Chelsea Vs Manchester United Match Preview And Predictions



Manchester United Face a tough test today against Chelsea at Stanford Bridge In their campaign to proceed to the FA Cup Semi Finals. A fixture that has been repeated eleven times before  today, with United coming out Victorious eight times while Chelsea has won just three.
Jose Mohrinho is presently in a difficult position as his side will miss all his forwards to illness, injury and Suspension while the Chelsea coach has a full squard at his disposal for the game. Rooney collided with Phil Jones in training and misses out with a leg injury, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic begins a three-game ban for elbowing Bournemouth's Tyrone Mings
Chelsea are presently possessing on if the best Defense in the Premier League and have conceded only three goals in Nine matches which cannot be said about their visitors today.

Stanford Bridge has been a very tough place for United since the turn of the Century and their record at there has not been promising.The Reds have only won two of their last 19 league and cup games at Stamford Bridge (D6, L11).

Prediction

Manchester United will face great difficulty scoring a Chelsea of this stature at Stanford Bridge and to back that up United have all their forwards out therefore any hit by Chelsea won't be followed by a reply.

Chelsea 2-0 Manchester United


Antonio Conte:

"In October, before the game [won 4-0 by Chelsea], I was sure of facing a great team. It's the same now. Manchester United have, together with [Manchester] City, the best squad in the league.

"We have a good identity. We are showing good football, but for sure it will be a really tough game against a good team.

"I hope to be favourites, but to show this on the pitch, not only in the words. The facts are on the pitch. We must talk during the game on the pitch, not before. I prefer to focus on the game, and my players to speak with facts."


Jose Mourinho
"We cannot go with Nicky Butt's team [ie players from the under-23 team, managed by Butt].
Manchester United is too big. Manchester United is the winner of the competition.

"It is not Chelsea's fault that we were given this Monday match, so we have to make changes for sure... but we cannot go to Stamford Bridge with a Nicky Butt team."

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