League rivalry will be set aside tonight as Chelsea and Manchester United slug it out in the English FA Cup at Stamford Bridge. Their inconsistencies in the premier league has left both clubs keen to salvage their seasons with some domestic silverware and the FA cup affords the grounds for that.
In what is undoubtedly the tastiest matchup of the FA cup so far, both clubs were drawn against each other for a place in the quarter-finals in a repeat of last year’s final which Chelsea won by an Eden Hazard penalty to the chagrin of then Manchester United boss ,Jose Mourinho.
Under-fire Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri must be looking to compensate for his side’s lukewarm season with a tactical approach that accommodates the expectations of the unforgiving Chelsea fans. This should be a prime opportunity to win back some affection from the fans who are growing impatient with life under Sarri.
His strong attachment to the brand of football that thrives through Brazilian-born Jorjinho has not sat well with the fans and has given rise for concern among the top hierarchy of the club.