For a long time Stamford Bridge was a notoriously hard place to go for Red Devils. They have only won twice there since 2002 and have lost 14 out of their past 22 visits.
What is matter than recent performance and here is a deal. After a large defeat to City (6:0), Chelsea almost lost the victory in Sweden, playing against Malmo in 1/16 of the European League (1:2). Dont get fouled by rsult sesen only on a paper..
Manchester United also disappointed their fans this week. PSG verified that United is mile away from level presents in CL.
I decided to look closer to Chelsea playmaker Jorginho.
I see quite huge exaggeration for Jorge Jorginho's game, for a long time he never accomplished this number, he got 53 passes against Malmo. Also 60 against City. 83 in fact against Huddiesfiel who were outplayed by ball possessions will not happened today. Again only 59 vs Bouremouth. With top side Tottenham 57 again. Resistance stay o 60 points line. Okey got 80 against fantasy offensive Arsenal.
He makes around 91 passes so line set by bookies is also high ~84 but in my eyes would not happened today. For all of his passing abilities, Chelsea lead the passing stats but are fourth on the league table, 10 points behind Liverpool, having drawn blanks in their last two home matches against Leicester City and Southampton.
Many Chelsea fans are then asking why all these passes when they are not leading to goals. He recorded zero assist so far.When Mauricio Sarri made a late entrance into Stamford Bridge last summer, it was in tow with his midfield brain from Napoli, Jorge Luiz Frello Filho – Jorginho – for a princely £57 million. He can’t run. So he doesn’t give you anything defensively, and he doesn’t give you anything up the other end of the pitch,''
Pogba is much stronger than him. If Ole comes up with good plan I predict a hard time for host playmaker which lead him to attempt less completed passes. If you look on trio from United physicality of all of those players, United's midfielders are a lot bigger and more powerful, which is another reason I think this is an area in which they will be able to impose themselves on the game.With Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic in the team, he has the choice of a single or double pivot at every stage of the game. Against Spurs and Arsenal, United essentially played with a midfield diamond and two forwards in wide areas. It worked very well. Pogba can cause Jorginho problems. He has to show up after red card in Champions League.
It is easy job to analyses The Blues as we know what is up to with stable and unchangeable 433 formation. The boss is not going to move away from his favorite formation, and his players are very restricted in terms of alternating positions and where they operate on the pitch. This game might be win in a middle of a pitch, That era of a grass where United failed against Paris in Champions League.
Especially when United weakness exposed after injuries forced to sub will Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial after a break. They are not available today as well. From othwmer side Solskjaer will still have plenty of options over how he sets his team up, and crucially he will be able to change things during the game too. Form tacticaly perspective he showed flexibility has already seen his side win at Tottenham and Arsenal in the past month and it could be the key to them beating Chelsea on Monday too..