Chelsea vs Manchester United

Van Gaal: We Played The Best Match Of This Season

United are 11 points behind the London side with five games left to play, but Van Gaal believes people can’t say the trophy is going to Stamford Bridge just yet. “It is not definitely gone because we can still win 15 points and they can still lose 18 points,” he said. “The main goal is that we are progressing as a team and we have done that today.” “We were the dominant team on the pitch but we lost. In football, the result is everything.” “We also need results in football. It is not always the best team that wins.” United enjoyed 70 per cent of possession at Stamford Bridge, but struggled to create many chances as Chelsea frustrated their opponents. While disappointed with losing, Van Gaal admitted he was very pleased with how his side kept the ball for large periods. “I’m not frustrated, I am very proud of my team,” Van Gaal Said said. “We played the best […] Read more »

Chelsea vs Manchester United

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: Eden Hazard Strikes To Steer Chelsea Closer To The Premier League Trophy

Eden Hazard scored a 38th minute winner against Manchester United,to take Chelsea closer to the Premier League Title. The Belgian fired the hosts in front shortly before the break in a half largely dominated by Louis van Gaal’s side, who nearly took an early lead through Wayne Rooney. Wayne Rooney should have given the visitors the lead inside four minutes, when Luke Shaw raced forward before pulling the ball back to the edge of the box for Rooney, who had plenty of time and space but could only pull his shot wide of the target. United dominated the majority of the game and it wasn’t until the 38th minute until Chelsea had a shot on target which ultimately turned out to be the winner. John Terry outmuscled Radamel Falcao off the ball and played it to Fabregas who played the ball to Oscar,the Brazilian produced a delightful backheel through the middle for Hazard, and the Belgian charged into the area […] Read more »

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Chelsea FC vs Manchester United- Team News, Tactics, Lineups And Prediction

CHELSEA FC v MANCHESTER UNITED Stamford Bridge, London 18th April, 16:30 GMT Chelsea host Manchester United for a mouth-watering clash on Saturday. A point or more for Chelsea will seal the fate of the Premier League this season. A win for Manchester United, on the other hand will make the title race wide open. Both the teams are in sublime form with Manchester United on a dream run of six-game winning streak. The fans can expect a brilliant game with two of the most tactical minds in world football clashing. Team News And Tactical Brief Chelsea Chelsea will head into this crucial home tie against Manchester United without star striker Diego Costa upfront. Costa suffered a hamstring injury against Stoke City on April 4th and has been out of action since then. He was not a part of Chelsea’s squad in their 1-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers last weekend. In the absence of the Spanish forward, Jose Mourinho would […] Read more »

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Chelsea FC Team News – Loic Remy Set To Start In Crunch Tie With Manchester United

Top goalscorer Diego Costa could make his Chelsea return next week when the Blues travel to Arsenal Manager Jose Mourinho confirmed before their match against United. The Spaniard has been out of action since the start of the month when he lasted just 12 minutes in the 2-1 win over Stoke at Stamford Bridge. It was initially feared that Costa wouldn’t return until the game against Crystal Palace on May 3rd, however the striker is now expected to return much earlier and according to Jose Mourinho could be in contention of facing the Gunners at Emirates. Mourinho said on Costa,”He is progressing very well. He has a chance for next weekend. Our target was for Diego to play our last four matches and Arsenal is the sixth from the end, so if he doesn’t play it’s not a problem but things are going so well he has a chance.” “He’s training and he starts with the rest of the squad […] Read more »

Michael Carrick-Injured

Manchester United Team News – Injury Crisis Could See Rooney Start In Holding Midfield

Wayne Rooney may have to shift back to a midfield role at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night after Michael Carrick and Daley Blind were two of four Manchester United players ruled out of the clash with Chelsea. Centre-backs Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo will also miss the trip to the Premier League leaders, and with Jonny Evans completing his six-match ban, Louis van Gaal described it as “the worst scenario”. Jones and Blind, who was injured by Vincent Kompany’s controversial challenge in the Manchester derby last weekend, both have ankle injuries while Carrick has a problem in his calf and Rojo later reported a stomach muscle problem. ‘I have to tell that we have four injuries who played the last match so that’s not so good for us,’ said Van Gaal. ‘We had very good hope that we should recover two of the four but it’s not like that. Carrick is out and Rojo is out, but also Blind and […] Read more »

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Van Gaal: Chelsea Will Be Happy With A Draw Against United

Louis van Gaal believes Premier League leaders Chelsea will be content to avoid defeat against his in-form Manchester United side when they meet on Saturday. United have won their last six league games but go to Stamford Bridge without four injured players Michael Carrick, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Phil Jones and have Jonny Evans suspended. Chelsea, meanwhile, are unbeaten at home in the Premier League this season, and hold an eight-point lead and a game in hand over third-placed United, Van Gaal believes it is asking too much for his team to win the title and feels his former Barcelona assistant Jose Mourinho would be happy to extend that run by settling for a point on Saturday. “I think Chelsea will be satisfied with a draw, but of course they want to beat us and we want to beat them,” he told the press. Van gaal has also refused to completely rule out the possibility of Manchester United ending […] Read more »

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Mourinho: I Am Here To Win The Premier League, Not The Manager Of The Season

Ahead of Chelsea’s vital clash with Manchester United, manager Jose Mourinho revealed his desire is to win the Premier League and not the Manager of the Season. The Manager also revealed he is not worried about motivating his players, as they play a side who are one of the best in the country. Mourinho said,”To play against Man United is to play against one of the biggest clubs in the world,.” “Their squad is amazing. In numbers, in players, in experience, in solutions, their squad is amazing. “Every week I have in my office not the team I am going to play against but their squad and all the options and this week I realised what they have is amazing – Mata, Di Maria, Januzaj, Rooney, Van Persie, Falcao, Herrera, Carrick, Blind, Fellaini.” “I went to QPR with Drogba and [we had] no strikers on the bench.” “It’s to play against one of the best teams in the Premier League, […] Read more »