Football Tactics for Beginners:Rebirth of the Back 3

One of the most notable tactical trends of the 21st Century is the death of the 3-man defense.  In the 1980’s and 1990’s the...
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Man United vs Chelsea Prediction

Both Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte are pragmatic managers, so this final might be a very cagey affair with both teams being defensive. Mourinho might include an extra midfielder to deal with Eden Hazard like he has done previously when United have faced Chelsea.

Man United vs Chelsea Formation

Manchester United is expected to lineup in a 4-3-3 formation with Mourinho preferring an extra man in midfield to deal with Eden Hazard. Conte is expected to stick to his 3-5-1-1 formation with Giroud upfront.

Man United vs Chelsea Prediction- Starting Lineups

man united vs chelsea expected lineup

Man United starting lineup (4-3-3):
De Gea | Young, Smalling, Bailly, Valencia | Matic, Herrera, Pogba | Sanchez, Lingard, Lukaku

Chelsea starting lineup (3-5-1-1):
Courtois | Cahill (c), Christensen, Azpilicueta | Alonso, Bakayoko, Kanté, Fabregas, Moses | Hazard | Giroud

Man United Vs Chelsea Result Prediction

Although, there has been a lot of criticism against Mourinho’s tactics in the big games, the Portuguese has never caved into media pressure to change his tactics. Expect another defensive and cagey game where United and Chelsea both look to play safe hit each other on the counter

Result Prediction

Man United 2-1 Chelsea

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