The premier league is back this weekend, and one of the games we are looking forward to is the clash between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge!
After losing 2-1 to Huddersfield Town, Jose Mourinho’s side were able to bounce back to winning ways by beating Swansea City in the League Cup before the 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.
They also continued their impressive run by beating Benfica in the Champions League on Tuesday night – and all attention is now towards the Chelsea game.
Last season, Man United were thrashed at Stamford Bridge by Chelsea when the West London club won the game with four goals.
This season however, Man United are stronger, and are currently leading Chelsea with 4 points on the premier league table.
And ahead of the premier league game, the good news for Man United fans is that Chelsea talented midfielder N’Golo Kante is not yet fully fit and is unlikely to feature in the meeting (via The Independent)
Kante played a pivotal role in helping Antonio Conte win the premier league trophy last season, and the Italian tactician has sorely missed the talented midfielder in his squad.
The former Leicester City man has not played since September after picking up an injury while playing for his country, and he is unlikely to be rushed back into the starting XI this weekend.
The France international was not available when Roma thrashed Chelsea on Tuesday night in the Champions League, and his absence this weekend will boost Man United’s chances of winning the game.
Chelsea Favourites To Sign 22-Year Man Utd Transfer Target
West London giants Chelsea are reportedly in pole position to sign Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell ahead of the other interested teams.
Apart from Chelsea, Ben Chilwell is also attracting the interest of Premier League champions Manchester City and Manchester United.
According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are favourites to sign the aforementioned Leicester City player.
50 million pounds-rated Chilwell still has less than five years left on his Leicester City contract which is scheduled to run out in the summer of 2024.
The England international made his debut for the Three Lions during an international friendly with Switzerland last year.
Ben Chilwell came through the ranks at Leicester City before making his first team debut.
He has represented the Foxes on 96 occasions.
Chelsea have a transfer ban from world football’s governing body FIFA but that has not stopped the Blues from battling the other teams for the English left-back.
The Blues were handed a two-window transfer ban for breaking the rules relating to the signing of underage players.
Chelsea have appealed the ruling and they are hopeful that the ban will be lifted for them to sign players like Ben Chilwell.
They have already served the transfer ban for a transfer window.
Ex-Chelsea Manager Set To Return To Football Management
Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri is closing in on a return to football management with Italian Serie A side Sampdoria.
The Italian tactician has not been in the dugout since he left AS Roma at the end of last season.
He was a temporary manager at Italian capital club AS Roma and the former Juventus and AS Monaco boss spent three months with the Europa League campaigners on the back of replacing Eusebio Di Francesco who resigned from his job as the AS Roma manager in March.
Ranieri will replace the same Eusebio Di Francesco at Sampdoria after he was sacked earlier this week on the back of just two wins in all competitions this term.
Experienced manager Claudio Ranieri is said to have agreed a contract worth 34,000 pounds on a weekly basis.
Claudio Ranieri was the Chelsea manager for four years before his contract was terminated in 2004.
His finest hour as a football manager was in the Premier League.
The Italian masterminded one of the biggest feats recorded in football in recent times when he led Leicester City to an unlikely Premier League title during the 2015/16 season.
The Foxes won the league title under his watch three years ago.
Harry Kane Will Get 40 Goals Under Ex-Man Utd Boss
Tottenham Hotspur fans are certain that star striker Harry Kane will get at least 40 goals under the tutelage of former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
A lot of Spurs fans took to their various social media portals earlier this week to clamour for the appointment of the aforementioned Mourinho.
According to them, Jose Mourinho will add a winning mentality to the Spurs squad.
A lack of winning mentality has been a major problem at Tottenham Hotspur under current manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The former Southampton and Espanyol boss has not won any trophy at Tottenham Hotspur since he became their manager five years ago.
The Spurs fans were reacting to the publication from the Daily Mail which revealed that Jose Mourinho is interested in the Tottenham Hotspur managerial job.
Mourinho has rejected a lot of clubs since his last job at Manchester United which ended in a dismissal.
He rejected a 90 million pounds proposal from Chinese Super League outfit Guangzhou Evergrande as well as jobs at Portuguese giants Benfica and Lyon FC of France.
Apart from Tottenham Hotspur, Jose Mourinho is also interested in returning to Real Madrid whom he managed for three years until 2013.
Tottenham Hotspur chief executive Daniel Levy will have to pay the 32 million pounds getout clause contract in the contract of his manager Mauricio Pochettino if he wants to sack him.
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