Fans’ view: Who will be Manchester United’s most important player against Chelsea?

by Ben Topliss

Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata, David de Gea, Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young, even Antonio Valencia!

Manchester United have a whole host of players in the form of their lives right now, leaving Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho with a headache ahead of the meeting between the two sides on Saturday night.

Mourinho is said to be considering the inclusion of Kurt Zouma in his starting XI to mark Fellaini while he will be hoping that Eden Hazard can get the better of Antonio Valencia on his side’s left flank.

Tactically, it will be a very interesting match. We asked our followers who they think will make the biggest impact at Stamford Bridge:


Antonio Valencia 3


Juan Mata 21



It seems that the majority of fans are agreed that the midfield battle will be crucial if United are to get a positive result from the match.

Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas have shown on a number of occasions this season that they can run a game if given the time and space to do so. Herrera, in particular, will need to produce an energetic display to get the ball off his opponents. Fellaini has been used far more offensively in recent games but he may also be needed back there to add some steel in the middle of the park.

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