Carragher can’t wait to see how new Manchester United signing Bruno Fernandes will perform against Kante

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It’s a huge game on Monday night at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Manchester United, with both sides fighting to finish in a Champions League spot.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes that this game would be won and lost in the middle of the park, and he wants to see how United January signing Bruno Fernandes will cope against Chelsea’s midfield that consists of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho.

Asked where the match will be won and lost, Carragher told Sky Sports: “I always think midfield with Chelsea because Chelsea have got a really strong midfield in Jorginho, Kante and Kovacic in there. It’s really strong and they’ve still got people like [Mason] Mount or [Ross] Barkley who could drop in there also.

“With the new signing for Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes, coming in there as well, he made a decent start against Wolves in his first game. He’s been away with United now, getting to know his team-mates and integrate more so it’ll be interesting whether he plays central midfield or off the front as he played both positions in the game against Wolves.

“It will be interesting what happens in that area because that’s something where United wanted to strengthen, with [Paul] Pogba and [Scott] McTominay being out, so I think that’s where the game will be won.

“It will be interesting to see how Fernandes copes. It’s completely different playing away at Chelsea than playing at home to Wolves.”

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