Two of the Premier League’s most successful sides battle it out on Saturday – so where will the key clashes take place on the pitch?
Chelsea v Manchester United, Saturday 20 October, 11.30am, Sky Sports Premier League/HD (CH 512/502)
It’s safe to say that in recent years, when these two teams collide, there’s been no shortage of drama. This weekend’s encounter should see more of the same, with both looking to take all three points for markedly different reasons.
Maurizio Sarri’s fast, ferociously attacking Chelsea team are aiming to establish themselves as Manchester City’s primary title rivals, while José Mourinho’s Red Devils are struggling to rebound from their laboured, stuttering start to the season.
That means that although there’s already a significant points gap separating the two sides in the table, it’s a match neither manager will want to lose, with Mourinho still searching for his first win at Stamford Bridge as an opposition coach since 2010.
And though recent match-ups between Chelsea and United have been tight, tactical affairs, this season’s games could be won or lost in an entirely different fashion, with Sarri’s unceasingly attacking style a real contrast to Mourinho’s classically defensive set-up.
But where, specifically, could the match be won or lost? We’ve plotted the key clashes across the pitch on our tactics board.
Click/hover over the pressure points to find out the details…
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