Chelsea vs. Manchester United: 3 Key Battles That Will Decide Who Wins


Diego Costa vs. Eric Bailly

This one has been noted down for many weeks. Man United’s Eric Bailly has settled into Mourinho’s team almost seamlessly, but just as notable as his quality is the manner in which he goes about his business at the heart of defence.

The word abrasive comes to mind, and should you combine that with some of the lunacy we’ve seen Diego Costa bless us with, then the neutrals (or rival fans) could be in for a few fireworks come Sunday afternoon.

Mourinho will undoubtedly know a thing or two about the Spain international’s short temper as well; dark arts that may be needed to thwart what has been rampant form in front of goal from the Chelsea fan favourite so far this season. Fetch the popcorn.