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Chelsea vs Manchester United: 3 talking points ahead of Saturday showdown

Sachin Bhat
Top 5 / Top 10
Published 19 Oct 2018, 00:51 IST
19 Oct 2018, 00:51 IST

#2 Mourinho vs Sarri: A new touchline throttle

The dawn of a new rivalry
The dawn of a new rivalry

For the first time in his illustrious career, Jose Mourinho will be battling his wits against Sarri, another shrewd tactician that he's already sung the praises of. And it promises to be an interesting duel.

Both managers have regularly used the 4-3-3 (to contrasting results though), but Mou tends to get too defensive against the bigger sides. He did, however, eke out results against the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City at Old Trafford with that formation in recent times. Sarri, on the other hand, has exercised quite an attractive brand of football that has seen Chelsea fire on almost all cylinders.

With 18 goals, they're the most prolific behind only City and Arsenal - while having also made the best start to a season in over a decade. It would take some stopping from United if they were to pinch some points off in this game, but the visitors have all the tools to spoil their plans.

Modified 20 Dec 2019, 19:20 IST
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