As expectation is high for Manchester United Boss, Jose Mourinho to win Chelsea due to humiliation they received from the blue 4-0 in the first leg at Stamford Bridge and the United go into the weekend’s encounter 18 points behind the Blues.
Chelsea been on top of the premier league with 75 against the red devil 61 points will travel to Old Trafford on Sunday knowing that a win would take them to within touching distance of the title and Conte has played down any suggestion of a feud with Mourinho
Conte has not just won both their previous meetings this season, his Chelsea side are 18 points above United and closing in on the Premier League title.
Mourinho has already clashed with Conte on the touchline this season, and he will be absolutely desperate to beat him this time.
United are unbeaten for 21 league games, going back to their 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge in October, but it is their inability to score goals that has been the determining factor in where they are in the table, because they have not beaten a lot of teams you would expect them to run riot against.
Manchester United player Ibrahimovic has had a fantastic season and bailed them out on countless occasions but it feels like they rely solely on him to score, and that has been their biggest problem,
The United fans have been exceptionally patient with Mourinho so far but I am not sure if that will last going into next season if they miss out on the Champions League again.
I don’t think United can play an open game against Chelsea on Sunday because, if they try to go toe to toe with them, the way Conte’s team counter-attack will really cause them problems.
So I am expecting a cagey affair. If you asked me to pick a winner I would go with the Blues but I just have a feeling Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play a big part in the outcome.
Source: BBC SPORT NEWS