5 reasons why Chelsea will destroy Manchester United
After a sombre night in Rome, Chelsea return to Premier League action and take on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte didn't look happy after the chastening loss to Roma and we presume some of the players bore the brunt in his post-game talk.
In the post-match press conference, the Chelsea-coach identified the lack of ‘hunger’ and ‘desire’ in his players as the main reason for the loss.
After returning to Cobham, the team has been reported to have sat through a full analysis of what went wrong and the probable solutions for the same. This Sunday, they will be looking to redeem themselves and track back to winning ways with a win over arch-rivals Manchester United,
We take a look at these 5 reasons why Chelsea will destroy Manchester United:
#5 Manchester United’s poor record at Stamford Bridge
Manchester United has not fared well historically against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. In fact, the Red Devils have lost 17 Premier League games against Chelsea and have conceded 66 Premier League goals at the Bridge. That is by far, the most they have lost and conceded against any team in the League.
Additionally, there’s also that small matter where United have won only 2 matches in last 17 years at Stamford Bridge. They played a total of 22 matches, winning only 2 while drawing 7 and losing 13.
This tally includes games played during the managerial stints of Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho. On all 13 of those previous occasions, Manchester United had to make the return journey up north after losing the encounter to the Blues.
Considering the current form Manchester United is in, which cannot be called anything more than scrappy, it will be surprising if this trend does not continue.