Tough test for Van Gaal as unbeaten Chelsea knock at Old Trafford

Tough test for Van Gaal as unbeaten Chelsea knock at Old Trafford

Tough test for Van Gaal as unbeaten Chelsea knock at Old Trafford

The big one on the weekend will be Chelsea’s visit to Manchester United. The Blues, boasting a form of no loss in 8 league matches and 6 straight wins in all competitions have stamped their authority on the league perhaps already vindicating Jose Mourinho’s comments last season that his team will be challenging for the title this season.

A 6-0 thrashing of Maribor in midweek Champions League clash wasn’t a surprise. Compare that to their hosts Manchester United who were on the brink of losing to West Brom until Daley Blind’s 87th minute strike that saw them draw the game 2-2, Marouane Fellaini having drawn a goal back after Stephane Sessegnon and Saido Berahino having put the West Midlands side two goals to the good.

The visit of Chelsea this weekend will be Louis van Gaal’s toughest test yet given the form, class, stability, name it, of the Blues. United have failed to beat Chelsea in their last 6 encounters losing four times and drawing twice in all competitions. These statistics will count for nothing though when the two Premier League heavyweights clash at Old Trafford, once a United fortress but a ground that is becoming ordinary, or being made ordinary even by the most ordinary of teams.

The Red Devils will be down on their knees praying that Diego Costa doesn’t recover from his injury-cum-virus which has kept him away from the Chelsea lineup for the last two games but Loic Remy will not feature because of a groin injury. No matter who features, who doesn’t though, I expect the Blues to have way too much firepower from the midfield, the wings and leave Old Trafford with a comfortable victory.

Prediction:  Manchester United 1 3 Chelsea (Sunday, 1900hrs)

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