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Man Utd vs Chelsea Clash: Sky Sports unveils Contes team selection

Man Utd vs Chelsea Clash: Sky Sports unveils Contes team selection

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That is the verdict of Sky Sports pundit Gordon Strachan.

Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw against Barcelona in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud were left out of the starting line-up, while Eden Hazard was deployed as the false number nine.

The Blues travel to Old Trafford on Sunday (2.05pm), hoping to consolidate their top four berth.

While the false number nine has become more commonplace in the modern game, Strachan doesn’t envisage Conte replicating the same tactics like he did against Barcelona for the United showdown.

“I think he will recall one of his main strikers,” Strachan told Sky Sports’ The Debate.

“A lot of games will be won on set plays.

“Conte will need someone physical against United as they are a big side.

“Willian, Pedro and Hazard were picked against Barcelona because they have to go back and when they won the ball back, they knew they would have to carry the ball 30/40 yards.

“I thought they were very good as anything they got knew would keep them in the tie.”

United meanwhile, warmed up for their clash with a goalless draw in the first leg of their Champions League tie away to Sevilla.”

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