Chelsea will have to face Manchester United at Old Trafford when the Premier League resumes. Having played well against big teams in previous fixtures, The Blues will also aim to extend the record to the much-expected match. However, there are critical decisions that Pochettino will have to avoid despite the new level of his team’s confidence.
1. Starting Nicholas Jackson
Jackson is seemingly a slow striker, and misses too many open chances in a game. He can be isolated easily by clever defenders and also has consistent issues with positioning himself. With such deficiencies, it will be hard for the Blues to pass through the Red Devils’ defense, which is currently led by Maguire, whose confidence keeps growing. Broja should be started ahead of the the Cameroonian forward.
2. Using a defensive strategy
Chelsea hardly ends a game with a good result whenever they decide to play defensively, and that is the first reason why Chelsea must avoid a defensive game when they play Manchester United. Apart from that, too many mistakes, like own goals have been coming from the backline and Sanchez.
3. Using a lone striker
A frontline consisting of three attackers is has been consistently producing goals for Chelsea, and Pochettino should avoid switching to a formation that requires a lone striker. A combination of Sterling, Palmer, and a false No.9 also makes the team unpredictable and leaves more room for tactical changes.