Mourinho Could Unleash Another Tactical Masterclass on Chelsea
Manchester United took all three points from Spurs at Old Trafford on October 28 with an Anthony Martial winner proving enough to see off Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Jose Mourinho once again proved a master tactician when shutting out a dynamic Spurs outfit and stealing all three points against a potential title rival.
Paul Pogba is nearing full fitness and could return in time for this match which is a huge boost for the Red Devils. The French midfielder has been sidelined with a hamstring injury but may play some part in this highly-anticipated fixture in West London. Despite criticism of Anthony Martial earlier in the season, Mourinho could utilise the pacy frontman once again and the 20-year-old is 5/2 to score during the 90 minutes with Ladbrokes.
It’s been a strange season for Chelsea with defeats against Burnley and Manchester City threatening to derail their title defence, but they’ve beaten Spurs at Wembley and showed terrific character to come from behind and beat Watford on October 21. Rumours persist of dressing room unrest but the players are clearly giving their all and with Alvaro Morata and the irrepressible Eden Hazard, they always carry a threat.
The Blues face a tough game at Stadio Olimpico on October 31 in the Champions League but they have put themselves in a decent position at the top of the group and with the possible return of N’Golo Kante for this match, they will be fancied by many to pick up three points here although Mourinho may have something to say about that.
Manchester United have not won here since October 2012 but with Mourinho in the charge of the Red Devils, they are a different animal in these types of matches. He could get one over on his former employers.
You can find details of all of the top UK bookmakers here at BettingTop10, including Betfair, who make Chelsea 6/4 favourites for this tie with Manchester United priced at 21/10.