Former Chelsea striker reveals the two areas Manchester United can exploit against Chelsea

Manchester United are the most ruthless side in the Premier League of late, and their form since February has been devastating, as Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s side remain unbeaten in 19 games.

United are on their best form under the Solskjaer regime, and they have even defeated Chelsea three times this season.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted that leaving gaps for counterattack has been Chelsea’s biggest problem against United but former Chelsea star Chris Sutton has told Frank Lampard that his side’s biggest weakness is the centre-back and defensive midfield position.

“Frank Lampard was sensible enough to sell the error-prone David Luiz to Arsenal at the start of the season,” Sutton wrote in his column for the Daily Mail. “But he hasn’t been able to nail down his preferred centre-back pairing.

“We’ve seen Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen start together this season. We’ve seen Christensen and Kurt Zouma. We’ve seen Zouma and Fikayo Tomori. And so on. No club in the top 10 have conceded more goals than Chelsea’s 49. That’s their Achilles’ heel, and they need protection.

“N’Golo Kante has missed their last three matches because of a hamstring injury. He’s set to miss this semi final, too, and you worry for Chelsea in midfield because of that. Chelsea will want to plan for that, but this isn’t Jorginho’s forte. Nor is it Mateo Kovacic’s. This is a job for Kante.”

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