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Manchester United 2:1 Chelsea

Man Utd 2:1 Chelsea

Old Trafford

Date:
Sun, 25 February 2018
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  1. Feb 21, 2018
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    [​IMG]......VS.... [​IMG]

    Date - Sunday, February 25 2018
    Kickoff Time - 1405 Hrs GMT
    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester

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    Premier League form guide

    2. Manchester United: WWLWL

    4. Chelsea: DWLLW


    Previous League Meetings

    Chelsea 1—0 Manchester United

    Manchester United 2—0 Chelsea

    Chelsea 4—0 Manchester United

    Chelsea 1—1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 0—0 Chelsea


    All-Time League Record


    Manchester United wins - 60
    Chelsea wins - 45
    Draws - 46


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Antonio Conte



    Team News

    Manchester United

    Zlatan Ibrahimović, Ander Herrera, Daley Blind and Marouane Fellaini ruled out. Phil Jones doubtful.

    Chelsea

    Tiemoué Bakayoko, Ross Barkley and David Luiz ruled out.


    Know the opposition

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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, 4 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

    Martin Atkinson.


    Familar Faces

    N/A​
  2. Feb 21, 2018
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    We'll probably see a similar lineup to tonight

    De Gea
    Valencia Jones Smalling Young
    Matic
    McTominay Pogba
    Mata Lukaku Alexis​

    Not feeling optimistic.
  3. Feb 21, 2018
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    Kush Full Member

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    Matic looked dead on his feet, with Herrera out can't see too many changes.

    I just want us to beat that cnut Conte somehow.
  4. Feb 21, 2018
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    DDG
    Valencia - Jones - Bailly - Young
    Matic
    McTom - Pogba
    Lingard
    Martial - Alexis​

    Please. Our best game vs a top 6 team under Jose was last season vs Chelsea at home. That time he benched the big striker and had a go at them with pace and movement.
  5. Feb 21, 2018
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Can see this being 0-0
  6. Feb 21, 2018
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    Ban Full Member

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    Come on Jose, it's Conte, you must beat him.
  7. Feb 21, 2018
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    NJM78 Full Member

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    Can’t wait for this one! The fact we have only scored against Yeovil and Huddersfield in last 6 games doesn’t bode well and we will no doubt be down to 3rd by kickoff.
    I’ve just lost any confidence in us whatsoever, thank feck for De Gea that’s all I can say. Can’t see us getting more than a draw now Herrera is not available to chase Hazard all over OT. Fear these final few months will be a slog. Team just looks lost and Sanchez very frustrated with having to do everything himself, he thought Arsenal were bad...at least they still attacked well and with speed.
  8. Feb 21, 2018
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Simply must win.

    DDG
    Bailly - Smalling - Lindelof
    Valencia - Matic - Pogba - Young
    Lingard
    Sanchez - Lukaku​
  9. Feb 21, 2018
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    minoo-utd Full Member

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    Don't just don't park the fecking bus at O.T.
  10. Feb 21, 2018
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    arthurka Full Member

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    Pogba needs to be dropped again but sadly all of our cm's are injured ... But Carrick at least looks like he is trying .. A must win game for Utd ..
  11. Feb 21, 2018
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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    Gutted Ander got injured, was hoping for a hatchet job on Hazard. Maybe Mctominay will get the role now.
  12. Feb 21, 2018
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    Utdstar01 Full Member

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    Lingard starting this is the only reason I can think of why he didn't play tonight as Mata shouldn't be starting over him.
  13. Feb 21, 2018
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    Devil may care Full Member Verified Moaner

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    This match is about the 2 managers ego's so they might go for it, but it's just as likely that both bore's wont want to lose and thus we'll get a dreary stalemate.
  14. Feb 21, 2018
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva

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    Thinking of anything I can do on Sunday.
    Hope we win.
    Watching us is emotional at the moment.
  15. Feb 21, 2018
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    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    De God
    Bailly Smalling Lindelof
    Valencia Matic McTominay Shaw
    Pogba
    Alexis Martial​

    Must win game but I think it'll be a draw with our current form being too up and down. It's a match up between two boring teams and two defensive managers so be prepared for the buses to come out. There's a lot at stake and I don't think that either team will take the risks needed to win. 0-0
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  16. Feb 21, 2018
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva

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    Don't even think a draw is a good enough result.
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    We never do it at OT.
  18. Feb 21, 2018
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    Devil may care Full Member Verified Moaner

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  19. Feb 21, 2018
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    BluesJr Full Member

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    We absolutely need to win this game and try and get some momentum going. Pogba has to play, this isn't the time for another lesson. Let's get the win and try to cement top four.
  20. Feb 21, 2018
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    Cassidy Not to be confused with Cassady the Liverpool fan

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    Worried
  21. Feb 21, 2018
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    deafepl Full Member

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    I'm not going to watch that games, I don't care if we lost or win games cos I can't stand thought of watching Jose's game.
  22. Feb 21, 2018
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    Big loss for the club.
  23. Feb 21, 2018
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    Maybe we shut down the forum?
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    Hm. It's an option.
  25. Feb 21, 2018
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    Not what I think will happen, but what I think Id play at the moment.

    De Gea
    Young - Bailly - Smalling - Shaw
    Carrick
    Pogba - Matic
    Lingard - Sanchez - Martial​
  26. Feb 22, 2018
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    Loublaze ATLien

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    Nope. No doubt Liverpool will capitalize on that. Liverpools next two games are at home to West Ham and Newcastle. Spurs are right on our tails too. We're fecking around
  27. Feb 22, 2018
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    This is a must win. But I have 0 confidence in this team. We have been shite for months.
  28. Feb 22, 2018
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    Rajma Full Member

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    Lose this one and considering Pogba debacle it will most likely snowball from here.
  29. Feb 22, 2018
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    What Pogba debacle?
  30. Feb 22, 2018
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    In terms of it is highly unlikely that we'll see him return to his best under Jose, and I can't see us making top 4 without him performing well from here till the end of the season. Considering he's our record signing too, you can definitely call that a debacle. Also, don't underestimate the dressing room power nowadays, few more bad results and it may turn ugly real quick.
  31. Feb 22, 2018
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    Deary me.
  32. Feb 22, 2018
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    red_devil83 Banned

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    Would like to see

    Martial - Sanchez - Lingard
    Pogba - Carrick - Matic
    Shaw - who cares - Valencia
    Dave
  33. Feb 22, 2018
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    red_devil83 Banned

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    fixed :lol:
  34. Feb 22, 2018
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    It won't happen, but this:


    De Gea
    Valencia - Bailly - Smalling - Shaw
    Carrick
    Pogba - Matic
    Lingard - Sanchez - Martial
  35. Feb 22, 2018
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    groovyalbert Full Member

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    Same.
  36. Feb 22, 2018
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    De Gea
    Valencia Lindelof Smalling Shaw
    Pogba Carrick Matic
    Rashford Martial Sanchez
    One can dream, right? Bailly probably not quite ready yet but if fit then obviously goes in, for Smalling preferably. Realistically speaking though it'll be Young for Shaw, McTominay instead of Carrick, Lukaku for Rashford or Martial. Mourinho needs a win. He needs a win here, and a good performance and probably a win at home to Liverpool, and a win home to Sevilla. Otherwise I'll have this season is a failure. Top 4 with a turgid big game record does not make it a good season. Big game record needs to improve and performances in them, starting here. There's no more allowance for mediocre performances in them. No excuses. Simply has to put in a good performance.
  37. Feb 22, 2018
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  38. Feb 22, 2018
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    DDG
    Mctominay* Bailly Smalling Lindelof**
    Valencia Matic Pogba Young
    Lukaku Sanchez

    * Man Marking Hazard
    ** Man Marking Pedro/ Willian
  39. Feb 22, 2018
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    I think we will play with 3 centre backs
  40. Feb 22, 2018
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    Afraid we don't have it in us to beat them. I expect the same lineup but with Lingard for Mata.
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