Jose Mourinho’s men are stoppable
Despite still holding on to their unbeaten run with a draw at Old Trafford, Chelsea seemed to outcast some unsteadiness without two of their key players. Chelsea over the years has been quite contentedly assembling bodies into their defensive half nearing to end of the match after taking a lead which usually resulted successfully. Yet, against Red Devils yesterday saw the Blues stumbling in the dying minutes which led Robin Van Persie smashing home a crucial goal which ended the dramatic afternoon with a draw. Serbian full back Branislav Ivanovic was shown red in the stoppage time, whereas fellow countryman Nemanja Matic who has been rock-solid since the start of the season was caught under pressure several times. Clearly, the Blues strength is their gifted midfielders, however pressuring them from the start of the match plus allowing no space for Cesc Fabregas to flight in long passes can outcome a setback. If Louis Van Gaal’s men had a longer stoppage time, they might have added another goal.
Belgian Powerhouse Proves His Worth to His New Club
Two weeks back, former Everton star Marouane Fellaini scored a magnificent goal against the Baggies which lifted his confidence level. The finest advantage the Belgian International comprises is physical power to test defenders. The 6 feet tall midfielder, who had a somewhat unsatisfactory performance since his move to Old Trafford, is starting to fire back critics with his dominant role in the middle of the park for the Red Devils. He was almost everywhere against Chelsea, holding possession, winning aerial battles, starting up an attacking play and primarily made it tough for Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas to play their expected football. In addition, teammate Chris Smalling who returned from injury sparkled for the Red Devils forming an extra composed back line with couple of crucial and strong interventions. A decent option for your fantasy premier league squad!
The Spaniard Needs To Return Sooner
Didier Drogba did find the back of the net with a powerful header however he was rather silent apart from the goal. The Blues need the sizzling Spaniard who is facing hamstring trouble to return as soon as possible or new signing Loic Remy who embrace great pace and skills. The presence of Diego Costa provides extra work rate and creativity upfront that will be a constant threat. Legendary striker Drogba is not the old him anymore, yet he was Jose Mourinho’s only choice.
It’s going to be an exciting Manchester Derby
Upcoming weekend, the 20-times Premier League Champions travel to Etihad to face arch rivals Manchester City who won the title last season. Manuel Pellegrini’s side lost to West Ham 2-1 previous week where they could not play their usual attacking football. On the other hand, the Red Devils will be blooming in confidence as they were the better side against Chelsea plus England forward Wayne Rooney will return after suspension. Both teams are equally competitive in offensive part with numerous world class attackers. Manchester City do have the home ground advantage but the Red Devils have gone back home with full points many times. Mental and physical mutually to be tested for each individual on the pitch!