Jose Mourinho is back! Chelsea’s former coach is returning to their home turf, but as the manager of Manchester United! Will this Premier League clash on Oct. 23 be an un-happy homecoming? Click to watch these two squads go head-to-head!
Two fierce rivals will once gain meet out on the field, as Manchester United (and its manager, Jose, 53) will travel to Stamford Bridge for another Premier League showdown with Chelsea. Will the Red Devils leave Chelsea charred to a crisp or will the Pensioners give Man U a serious case of the “blues?” The game is set for 11:00 AM ET.
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Manchester United is coming off a quiet, albeit dull, 0-0 draw against their archrivals, Liverpool. Those scoreless performances are why Man U is idling in seventh place in the Premier League, as they have as many draws as they do wins. Chelsea, on the other hand, is coming off a 3-0 shout of last season’s champs, Leicester City.
With both squads looking to get closer to the top of the table, the spotlight has shifted to Jose. The manager joined Chelsea in 2004 and helped win the Premier League title with a record 95 points. After leaving in 2007, he came back for two seasons from 2013-15, before signing with rivals Man U.
Even though he’s no longer leading the Pensioners into victory, Jose still has a place in the hearts of Chelsea’s fans. “Mourinho had won us a lot of trophies, including the title the previous season with a team most of us realized wasn’t as good as the ones that had done it before,” David Chidgey, chair of the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust, told ESPN FC, adding that “I hope it won’t be toxic [for this game] and I honestly don’t expect it to be.”
Hopefully, Chelsea won’t be toxic in the locker room. Coach Antonio Conte, 47, and Diego Costa, 28, were seen yelling at each other during the game. There are conflicting reports of what happened, per SB Nation, with talks of “bust-ups” and just heated talking. Can the Pensioners keep the intensity on the pitch?
Who do you think will win this match, HollywoodLifers? Are you cheering on Chelsea or are you pulling for Man U to take the win?