Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, has said that they will do everything possible to take all three points in Sunday’s Premier League clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Chelsea are currently fourth on 53 points, three points adrift of United who are second in the league table.
In their first meeting earlier in the season, Chelsea won 1-0, thanks to Alvaro Morata’s goal.
Speaking ahead of the big clash, Conte stated that The Blues will be facing a very physical United side.
“Manchester United are a really strong team with great physical power,” Conte said during his press conference on Saturday. “It’s a massive game for us and we have to try to get the three points.”
Conte warned that Chelsea must be aware of United’s dangerous counter-attacks.
“It is important we keep our balance this weekend and play with great intelligence if we are to win the game. We must be wary of Manchester United’s counter-attacks.”
Conte stated that his players can draw inspiration from their performance against Barcelona in Tuesday’s Champions League which ended 1-1.
He said:”Our performance against Barcelona can give great confidence to our players, and at the same time it shows that if we work hard as a team, it is very difficult to play against us.”
The former Juventus boss expressed his hope that Paul Pogba will not be available for United in the game.
“We are talking about a top player, a fantastic player. My expectation is to see him on the pitch. If he stays out it will be better.
“When you play against Manchester United you have to know that anything can happen.
“They have a great physicality and there is the risk to lose the game, they are a really strong team. It is a massive game for us, we have to do the best to try and get three points.”
And when asked about his recent clash with Jose Mourinho and whether he will shake the Portuguese’s hand, he said: “I think in the past we have both said the things, OK, for me it is OK, I am not interested to speak about this topic, no, I am not interested in this.”