Chris Sutton has backed Chelsea to place extra stress on Erik ten Hag by beating Manchester United at Previous Trafford on Wednesday (December 6).
Ten Hag’s workforce was poor on Saturday within the 1-0 defeat towards Newcastle United. They might have conceded extra had the Magpies not spurned 21 different probabilities on objective.
In the meantime, Chelsea returned to profitable methods after additionally struggling a 4-1 defeat to Newcastle final weekend. Mauricio Pochettino’s Blues held out with 10 males to beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2 at Stamford Bridge.
Sutton believes a number of Manchester United gamers let Ten Hag down of their ‘unhappy’ defeat to Newcastle. The Premier League legend advised BBC Sport:
“Manchester United had been dismal at St James’ Park on Saturday and it did not appear to hassle a few of their gamers.”
He addressed Ten Hag’s pre-match feedback that the Magpies had an additional day of preparation. He did not suppose that was message from the Crimson Devils boss:
“Earlier than the match, Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag stated that Newcastle United had an additional day to arrange after their Champions League match in midweek, which I do not suppose was a fantastic message to ship out, but it surely was finally rented out badly by a few of his gamers.”
Sutton acknowledged that Ten Hag’s males are more likely to present extra combat at Previous Trafford towards the Blues. However he thinks the guests can get all three factors:
“So I believe this sport is certainly winnable for Chelsea, even when they continue to be very inconsistent. They regarded a bit extra organized of their win over Brighton and I can see them inflicting Ten Hag’s issues on the again. Prediction: 1- 2.”
The shaky begin to the season has left Manchester United in seventh place within the league. They’ve already exited the Carabao Cup and are on the point of elimination from the UEFA Champions League.
Nevertheless, Chelsea additionally struggled and had been in tenth place after fourteen video games performed. They’re 4 factors behind the Crimson Devils and each have give up this marketing campaign.
Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes urged his facet to focus forward of their conflict with Chelsea
Bruno Fernandes has despatched a message to his teammates to deal with the matches forward. The captain of the Crimson Devils acknowledged that Ten Hag’s workforce is underperforming (through the membership’s official web site):
“In the intervening time we’ve to take it sport by sport as a result of we all know we aren’t within the place we need to be.”
The Portuguese playmaker scored 5 objectives and 5 assists in twenty league video games. He has tried to spice up a beleaguered Manchester United workforce forward of Chelsea’s go to to Previous Trafford:
“Focusing from match to match is what we will management in the intervening time and we won’t look an excessive amount of on the desk. You possibly can look an excessive amount of into the long run and never do job of the current. We’ve to teach ourselves for the subsequent one. problem we’ve forward of us.”
There are query marks over Ten Hag’s future on the membership, amid his facet’s alarming decline this season. However switch knowledgeable Fabrizio Romano doesn’t suppose the Dutch coach’s job is in peril. A win towards Chelsea may lighten the temper round an ominous Previous Trafford.