KEPA: WE KNOW WHAT MANCHESTER UNITED WILL TRY TO DO

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Chelsea and Manchester United will meet each other at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, and it’s expected that the Blues will dominate possession in this game.

Chelsea are a different side under new boss Maurizio Sarri, and the Italian has got Chelsea playing possession football that has been nicknamed Sarri-ball.

Former Tottenham and England midfielder Jermaine Jenas has urged Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho to park the bus against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

“We’re talking about this in a way that it is negative towards Jose Mourinho,” Jenas told BBC 5 Live Sport.

“I actually think it is a smart move from Jose to go to Stamford Bridge with a Jose Mourinho style of play, and come out of there with something.

“Rather than this whole, ‘look at what we done in the last half-an-hour against Newcastle United, let’s go and do that every week’.

“No, you will get picked apart and you will get destroyed at Stamford Bridge if you do that.”

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has admitted that the team knows Mourinho’s side will try to sit deep and make it difficult for Chelsea.

“We tend to be more comfortable with the ball, taking the game to the opposition,” Kepa said.

“Maybe Manchester United’s tactics would be more about sitting back waiting for teams to come on to them, and then hitting them on the counter where they can very dangerous.

“We are aware of how they play, and we have looked at that in more detail as the game has approached. We will hopefully be able to get in areas where we can create problems for them and hurt them.”

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