Chelsea vs Manchester United: Two 34-year-olds could face each other at Stamford Bridge on Sunday

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Chelsea play host to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening, as the two sides face each other in a tough Premier League fixture.

The two teams are fighting for a place in the top four, with six points currently separating the two sides.

Interestingly, two 34-year-olds could lead the line for the two teams, with Olivier Giroud and Edinson Cavani set to square up against each other.

Speaking to the media ahead of the game, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel sang the praises of the two iconic strikers.

He said: “Look at them and they switch shirts, they are totally fit. Their fitness is key. Oli is 100 per cent fit, zero body fat, and it’s the same as Edi.

“Edi is a player like Oli who as a number nine is always concerned about the team, ready to suffer for the team and sacrifice for the team, to do runs and open spaces, always ready to defend with the whole team.

“This is the characteristics of them both. In the box they are both excellent finishers. They have the experience, they don’t get nervous, they have the composure. Both top-quality strikers, and for me their fitness and self-discipline is key to their success.”

Chelsea and Manchester United last played out a goalless draw in the first leg at Old Trafford, and new Blues boss Thomas Tuchel will be aiming for a victory in this tie.

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