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Chelsea 2:2 Manchester United

Chelsea 2:2 Man Utd

Stamford Bridge

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Sat, 20 October 2018
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  1. Oct 5, 2018
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    [​IMG]......VS.... [​IMG]

    Date - Saturday, October 20 2018
    Kickoff Time - 1230 Hrs BST
    Venue - Stamford Bridge, London

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    Premier League form guide

    8. Manchester United: WWDLW

    2. Chelsea: WWDDW


    Previous League Meetings

    Manchester United 2—1 Chelsea

    Chelsea 1—0 Manchester United

    Manchester United 2—0 Chelsea

    Chelsea 4—0 Manchester United

    Chelsea 1—1 Manchester United


    All-Time League Record


    Manchester United wins: 61
    Chelsea wins: 45
    Draws: 46


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Maurizio Sarri




    Team News

    Manchester United

    Marcos Rojo and Jesse Lingard ruled out. Alexis Sánchez, Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matić and Scott McTominay doubtful.

    Chelsea

    Ethan Ampadu ruled out. Antonio Rüdiger doubtful.


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    Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues and The Pensioners) are a professional football club based in Fulham, London. Chelsea were founded on 10 March 1905 at The Rising Sun pub (now The Butcher's Hook) after Gus Mears had previously acquired the Stamford Bridge athletics stadium with the aim of turning it into a football ground. Since there was already a team named Fulham in the borough, the name of the adjacent borough, the Metropolitan Borough of Chelsea, was settled on.

    Chelsea's first major title success came in the form of the League Cup with the appointment of former Arsenal player, Ted Drake, who also led Chelsea to the their first ever League title, enabling them to compete in the European Cup, but after objections from The Football League and the FA, Chelsea were persuaded to withdraw from the competition before it started - allowing Matt Busby's Manchester United to start their illustrious adventure with the competition.

    After decades of being non-competitors, Chelsea returned to the domestic title fore in 2003 under new owner Roman Abramovich, who fueled an unprecedented spending spree - starting in the mid 2000s. Since the takeover, Chelsea have won 1 Champions League title, 5 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cup titles, 1 Europa League title, and 3 League Cup titles, among others. Chelsea's most prominent rivalries include local clubs Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, title rivals Manchester United, Liverpool and Leeds United. Chelsea play their home games at Stamford Bridge - which had been their home for over a century.


    Referee

    Mike Dean.


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  2. Oct 6, 2018
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Let's go! Aeroplane formation again, Easy 3 Points!


    De Gea
    Matic Smalling
    Pogba
    ----------------------------Shaw
    Young---------Fellaini--------------------------
    Mata Martial Alexis
    Lukaku-------------------------
  3. Oct 6, 2018
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    We can't defend so hope the new manager throws the kitchen sink at them.

    DDG
    Dalot - Smalling - Matic - Shaw
    Pogba
    Fred - Fellaini
    Mata - Alexis - Martial​
  4. Oct 6, 2018
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    Attack them. We are not a defensive team. Just attack. Make them defend instead.
  5. Oct 6, 2018
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Pogba and Matic at centre back please.
  6. Oct 6, 2018
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    Scarecrow Having a week off

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    Lukaku right, Alexis center, Martial left please. Also Mata, Pogba and Shaw should start.

    Fill in the blank with whatever, who cares.
  7. Oct 6, 2018
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    J_XO New Member

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    We aren’t good at defensive football so let’s try and attack from the start
  8. Oct 6, 2018
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I guess Lindelof comes back in, Sanchez probably in for Rashford, but the midfield is crucial, Chelsea have arguably the best midfield in the PL and I think if he goes with his usual of Fellaini and Matic with Pogba instead of just 1 of them we'll struggle, but I think he'll do it anyway.

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  9. Oct 6, 2018
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    WensleyMU Full Member

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    Irrespective of what's happening with the club, Chelsea away is always tough. It's one of those places. I will be happy with a draw, but win here and our season looks quite a bit different doesn't it?

    Just hate we've got these pointless internationals to get through first.
  10. Oct 6, 2018
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    PoTMS Full Member

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    Pogba and Matic v Morata. What a scary thought.
  11. Oct 7, 2018
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Gonna be our usual annual lose at the Bridge isn't it ?

    1-0 Chelsea.
  12. Oct 7, 2018
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    Giant Midget Aka - rooney_10119

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    We’ll get battered. Repeat of the 4-0 from Jose’s first season.
  13. Oct 7, 2018
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    Ether Full Member

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    Hazard vs any of our right backs :(

    Hope Martial gets a start here, Arsenal and Liverpool showed that you can create chances against this team so he might be key here with Lukaku out of sorts.
  14. Oct 7, 2018
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    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    I think the last time we got a decent result at the bridge, chicharito scored.

    Expecting nothing from this one. Just don't get embarrassed.
  15. Oct 7, 2018
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    Reiver Full Member

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    My main worry for this is our defence, it's awful at the moment and Smalling is the only CB who the manager has any faith in at all. I'm usually optimistic but can't see us getting anything out of this. Fingers crossed Hazard gets injured during the international break, that would help.
  16. Oct 7, 2018
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    Feeling positive. We'll expose Sarri for the fraud he is and we'll do a job on Hazard. 2-0 United.
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    Pogba dropping deep and spraying the ball was brilliant today. More of that.
  18. Oct 7, 2018
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    Yagami Full Member

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    de Gea
    Someone Smalling Matic Shaw
    Herrera/Fred/Pereira Pogba
    Mata Alexis
    Lukaku Martial
    Just go for it at this point.
  19. Oct 7, 2018
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    marktan Full Member

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    For who? Morata's worse than Lukaku, and it's not even close.
  20. Oct 7, 2018
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    Charlie Foley Full Member

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    We got a point under LVG, which should have been 3. Great Lingard goal
  21. Oct 7, 2018
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    Neo_Mufc Full Member

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    I think we will get trounced. I'm gonna go 2/3 nil Chelsea.

    Jose will sit back and defend. I expect a back 4. In midfield we will have Fellani and Matic Scott and Pogba however Fellani will sit back as a 5 more than likely.

    Sanchez Lukaku up top in a 4 3 3. God knows what will happen in this game.
  22. Oct 7, 2018
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    VJ1762 Full Member

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    Time to introspect during the international break. The thought of Hazard, Kovacic and Jorginho against our defence scares me, but if we play like we do after we are 2-0 down, there is a possibility of getting a score draw or even a victory.
  23. Oct 7, 2018
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    Charlie Foley Full Member

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    I pretty much agree with this.


    DDG​
    Dalot Smalling Lindelof* Shaw

    Mata (not Matic)** Pogba

    Lukaku*** Sanchez Martial


    *By default. can't start Bailly after today and please god not Jones.

    **I'd like to just say feck it and go for it and put Fred or Pereira in here, their energy would help, especially with Mata. Or drop Mata and play both potentially. Could also seeing it be Fellaini.

    ***Lukaku isn't working as a 9 at the minute, and he might have more space to run into coming off the right. Also has a great cross on him, set up a goal against these last season. We know he's going to play and he's better out here.

    This is probably hilariously naive to some of you but feck it, it's not like our way of playing is defensively solid as is, I'd rather just say feck it and attack.
  24. Oct 7, 2018
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    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    Bogey ground, crisis ongoing - great combo for the upcoming game!
  25. Oct 7, 2018
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    Chelsea have a weakness in behind their fullbacks that we must exploit. Arsenal did it a lot and had some success.
  26. Oct 7, 2018
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    WensleyMU Full Member

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    A question for the Jose out fans. Particularly those who want him gone, over wanting United to win.

    Does a win here go some way to changing your stance on Jose as United manager?
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  27. Oct 7, 2018
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    -----------De Gea
    Dalot---Pogba---Smalling---Shaw
    ------------Perreira
    --------Mata---------Fred
    Young-------Sanchez---------Martial
  28. Oct 7, 2018
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    BridgeBanter New Member

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    Can’t wait for this to age poorly
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    Dalot - Pogba - Matic - Shaw
    Smalling
    Mata - Sanchez
    Lukaku - Fellaini - Martial ​
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Matic Shaw
    Fred Fellaini Pogba
    Sanchez
    Lukaku Martial
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    haram Full Member

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    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Lindelof Shaw
    Fellaini Matic Pogba
    Lingard
    Lukaku Martial​
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    SamVimes New Member

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    Valencia will not play. Ever.
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    haram Full Member

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    Lukaku and Martial need to exploit the spaces around the Chelsea fullbacks and Pogba, Lingard and Fellaini need to attack the central areas.

    Well he is better than Young defensively and I doubt Jose throws Dalot in against Hazard at Stamford Bridge.
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    SamVimes New Member

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    He's not better than Young defensively. Did you miss the Newcastle game where he subbed Baily and stuck McTomoney centre half? Oh and mostly for liking the post about Mourihno getting sacked. Mourihno never holds grudges!
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  35. Oct 7, 2018
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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member Scout

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    Chelsea away is always tough whether our form is good, bad or indifferent so I'm actually not that concerned about the woeful first half vs Newcastle and am instead hopeful we can take the second half's belief into this one.

    There's obviously a worry our defence and midfield could be horribly exposed by Chelsea's quality, so I'd like to see Matic dropped and Fellaini in his place with strict instructions to sit, seek and destroy. I'm not going to quibble about RB and Smalling's partner as nobody is giving me much confidence so one of Tony V/Smash will have to do (I don't think Dalot is getting thrown in) and probably Lindelof. It may be wishful thinking but I'd like Fred to start and match Kante's energy closing down and showing for the ball. Lukaku's poor form is a concern but if we have the likes of Pogba and Sanchez chiming in like they did today in the last 20 I'm hopeful we can get something to stick for the big man, while I'd give Martial another go on the left:

    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Lindelof Shaw
    Fellaini
    Fred Pogba
    Sanchez Lukaku Martial

    We've shown there's still fight in us, so let's show it against quality opposition.
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    haram Full Member

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    What does the Newcastle game and Bailly getting subbed have to do with Valencia though?
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    WR10 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    It will be a demolition job against us. Hopefully we can keep it respectful at a 2-1 loss
  38. Oct 7, 2018
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    marukomu The Gatekeeper

    I'm expecting a 4-0 or something and will be pissed off, but not so much if they end up beating Liverpool to the title.
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    Abhinav Full Member

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    I am dreading our defence getting exposed. Its not about being defensive or attacking when your defenders make blunders that you leave with a big handicap. Against the top sides, 2/3 mistakes like these will leave you with a point of no return
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    Kapardin New Member

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    No hope of getting something from this no matter who's in charge. Our record at the Bridge is terrible.
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