Chelsea's Conte plays down significance of United clash

United have gone 21 matches unbeaten in the Premier League since October's 4-0 shellacking at Stamford Bridge, but 10 of those results have been draws.

A win for United would leave them just 15 points behind Chelsea.

And the England global sparked fresh speculation about his future after Keane was spotted in the stands sitting in front of Juan Mata during Manchester United's 2-0 win against Chelsea. That's a nice easy game for David de Gea so he will be fresh for the Europa League.

"We don't train. We recover from matches", he added.

"The league is open and we have a 50 percent (chance) to win the league", said Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who blamed himself for the loss to United.

"We don't want that to happen a third time". The league is open and we have a 50 per cent probability to win the league.

"I think this game is like any other game and for us the most important thing is the three points", the Italian manager told a news conference on Friday. "So, let's be positive about it and hopefully go and win this game", MUTV quoted Pogba as saying. Chelsea have been in fine form since then and recently beat Bournemouth and Manchester City last week to take a four point lead over Tottenham to sit at the top of the league with 75 points.

"But you never know, that's what the lovely thing in the Premier League".

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The only possible complaint for Manchester United after this match would be why they could not have played with this kind of authority more often this season.

Chelsea starting eleven especially their full backs Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso have played a really important role for Chelsea this season and his absence was felt in their rare defeat against Crystal Palace.

Chelsea had two injury blows before kick-off. I speak for myself and [Anderlecht] was not a good performance.

"I love Luke Shaw, I think you should be there [in the side] more often" said another Manchester United fan.

"Both players are having a good season".

"They have a great team and everybody knows that", the France midfielder said. Every player gets 10/10 today and this game gives me great hope for the rest of the season and beyond. "It's also because they have individual quality and they have collective quality".

Backup goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is expected to make his first Premier League appearance this season.

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