Chelsea v Man United
All eyes will be glued to Stamford Bridge on Sunday as Chelsea host Man United in the Premier League.
Man United come into the game in second place in the table following last weekend’s win over Spurs.
Chelsea are fourth in the division, four points behind the Red Devils.
It’s worth noting, however, the Man United have an awful record in west London.
Man United at Chelsea since 2002:
That W was vs 9 men.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) November 1, 2017
Last season, Chelsea memorably won this fixture 4-0 with Jose Mourinho left berating Antonio Conte for how hard he celebrated.
Thibaut Courtois sounds the alarm
On Tuesday, Chelsea lost 3-0 at Roma in the Champions League.
After the game Thibaut Courtois spoke to the London Evening Standard, and the Belgian stopper labelled the Man United game a “must-win”:
Yes (that’s right). This is a must-win game.
Manchester City are already nine points ahead of us, Manchester United four and Tottenham one.
We must win games like these to remain at the top and close to the other ones. We will try to get the three points and will give our lives for it on Sunday.
We have shown we have character like in the first match against Roma (3-3), against Watford (4-2 win), a good game in Bournemouth where we won 1-0 but it could have been 4-0. We have to play like that again.
Chelsea could be OUT of the Premier League title race if they lose to Manchester United! pic.twitter.com/kHwwpqgqG8
— Goal (@goal) November 1, 2017
Courtois calls out Rudiger
After the Roma game, Courtois called out Antonio Rudiger for a mistake for the second goal of the game.
The Belgium international discussed how he tried to warn Rudiger of the imminent danger, “but maybe he understood something else”.
In another brutal assessment, Courtois revealed “Chelsea lost their fighting spirit” in the second half.