Martin Keown gives his views on Sunday’s game
Martin Keown has claimed that Chelsea’s played will be desperate to beat Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United side on Sunday.
The Blues host United in their next Premier League fixture, having had a mixed start to the season.
It will be the first time Mourinho has returned to Stamford Bridge since being sacked last December.
Now in charge of United, Keown believes victory over Mourinho will be especially sweet for the likes of Eden Hazard on Sunday.
‘This weekend there will be a lot of Chelsea players fired up to beat him. Mourinho had special relationships with players but he often pushed it too far and fell out with a lot of people,’ Keown told the Daily Mail.
‘It’ll be especially interesting to see how Eden Hazard performs in this game.
‘When (former Arsenal manager) George Graham came back to Highbury with Leeds and Tottenham we all had a great respect for him but were also desperate to beat him. His management style was so demanding and we knew it inside out.
‘We felt like we should beat him because we knew exactly how he would set up and exactly what he’d be saying to his players in the dressing room. Plus there was only one of him and eleven of us.’
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10