Jose Mourinho on Sunday will return to the place he once called his home and will put him Manchester United team against the fans who called him one of their own. His return to Chelsea has a lot to look out for. Jose Mourinho literally made Chelsea football Club what it id today, he brought back the long forgotten glory days back at Stamford Bridge and made them one of the giants of world football.
He left Chelsea after a dismal start to their title defence campaign which happened due to various on and off the pitch reasons. Anyway, what’s gone is gone for good as Mourinho got his dream job at Manchester United and will travel with his team to face the Chelsea Blues.
Chelsea are the only team who have beaten Manchester United more times than they have lost to them. They haven’t lost any of their last seven encounters against the Red Devils (W3D4). Although, Chelsea have never gone eight matches without a loss against United in their league history.
Jose Mourinho(5) was responsible for most of the wins that Chelsea have accounted in their 16 wins against United. On Sunday, he’ll be looking to change the facts in favour of United.
Jose Mourinho in his managerial career has faced Chelsea just once with his Inter Milan team and knocked out Carlos Ancelotti led Blues out of the Champions League. The Portuguese will be having a lot to prove to a lot of people at Chelsea football club and he’ll take this as a grand occasion.
Chelsea’s summer signing from Champions, Leicester City, N’Golo Kantè will be the main man for Antonio Conte’s plans. But, given the way Mourinho nullified arguably the best attacking team in Premier League right now, it’ll be hard for Chelsea to break them down and will have to make the most of their flanks if they set up again in the 3-4-3 formation.
Mourinho on the other hand has one of the toughest run of fixtures he would’ve had in his career so far and he has a lot to think about his tactics and players to face Conte’s men who because of no European duties will be much more prepared and fresh for Sunday’s massive clash.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in both appearances against the Blues last season in Champions League with PSG and he’ll be eagerly awaiting and prepared to end his goal drought against them. Swedish striker has now gone 4 games without scoring in the Premier League.
The win against Fenerbahce would’ve given a huge amount of lift to the Manchester United players and especially to Paul Pogba, who will be looking to do well again and shut his critics up.
A match between Manchester United and Chelsea has been the hallmark rivalry of the Premier League in recent, more due to Chelsea’s success which mostly came under Jose Mourinho and now with Mourinho on the other side the rivalry has gone even further with a lot to prove for both sides.