Manchester United vs Chelsea: Predicted Starting XI

Paul Pogba is eyeing revenge and a much-needed win when Manchester United host high-flying Chelsea.

Manchester United have already lost twice to Chelsea this season and Jose Mourinho will not want a hat-trick as he welcomes his former club to Old Trafford.

Hazard has been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award and media reports have linked both players to transfers away from Chelsea at the end of the season. "I think when I talk about a tough game I invoke the tactical, physical and mental aspects".

There's little doubt about either manager's commitment to and capacity for fighting for their new club, though when some of that boils over to touchline conflict, that's not really how Conte would prefer to manifest his love. "So, let's be positive about it and hopefully go and win this game".

If Chelsea are to cement their place at the top of the table they will have to keep United talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic quiet.

Crunch trips to top-four rivals Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham lie in wait in the weeks following Sunday's home clash with Chelsea, who look bound for the title after faltering so badly under Mourinho last term. "So they are a very strong team".

He admits, all the same, that his task at Stamford Bridge this season has been simplified by the club's non-participation in Europe but says that alone does not explain their dominance in the Premier League.

"You just never know. He was very hurt by their provocation - I know this from good sources" Desailly revealed.

Januzaj has failed to impress during his season-long loan period at relegation-threatened Sunderland, who have indicated they have no desire to make it a permanent arrangement.

"I have zero problems", Conte said.

Pogba's admiration for the Italian is as clear as his respect for global team-mate, and weekend midfield rival, N'Golo Kante.

Blues duo Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante are on the six-man shortlist to be named PFA Player of the Year, but Conte refuses to pick a victor between the two.

"For me a good season is to be ready for every match and fight for every match for the best result and to defend Man United prestige". His movement was as poor as usual and he seemed to give the ball away nearly every time he got it. When the manager tells him something, he will do it and he will do it perfectly.

  • Joanne Flowers