PL Preview: Chelsea vs Man United

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Despite enjoying plenty of ball possession, having more shots at goal and hitting the woodwork twice, Chelsea suffered a 4-0 defeat when they visited visited Old Trafford on the Premier League’s opening weekend.

Frank Lampard and his boys will be looking for a positive result this time around when they host Manchester United at Kickoff at 20:00.

“I didn’t find the defeat to Manchester United was a real seminal moment. It didn’t feel nice on the day, it would be great to correct it tonight, but at the same time I didn’t take it as a huge hurtful thing,” said Lampard ahead of their Monday crucial game against the ‘Red Devils’.

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard.

On the other hand Man United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be eager to to cut the gap to fourth-placed Chelsea to just three points

“Yeah a win gives us a three-point gap and, of course, that’s what we’ve got to aim for,” said Solskjaer

“We’ve played them twice already this season and done well, but Chelsea are a good team. They are at home, but we’re going to go there to try to win the game, “ added the Man United mentor.

Man United players will wear Black armbands as a sign of respect for the late Harry Gregg Obe in tonight’s game.

“Harry was one of the greatest goalkeepers to have played for Manchester United and also one of the greatest men, “read a Man United statement.

Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, said: “Harry embodied all the best values of Manchester United. He was one of the greatest goalkeepers of his generation, known for his commitment and bravery.”

Interesting Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com

1. Eight of Tammy Abraham’s 13 Premier League goals this season have given Chelsea the lead in a match. No other player’s goals has put their side ahead more often this term.

2. Chelsea have lost just one of their last 17 Premier League home matches against Manchester United and are unbeaten in their last six, since October 2012.

Tammy Abraham.

3. Having won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in the League Cup this season, Man Utd can become the first team to win at Chelsea twice in a campaign since Liverpool in 2011/12.

4. After beating Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford on the opening weekend, United can secure their first league double over Chelsea since 1987/88.

By FARPost Reporter

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