Man Utd v Chelsea tips: Phil Thompson expecting the hosts to leave Lampard feeling Blue

Thommo's been impressed by Solskjaer's boys.


Paddy’s football ambassador Phil Thompson is expecting the Red Devils to turn up the heat on Chelsea at Old Trafford on Saturday at 17:30.

On the back of two good away wins against Newcastle and Paris St-Germain, Thommo thinks United’s new-found confidence should be too much for Chelsea who are wrestling with a defensive outlook which could blunt their attacking weapons.

Man Utd v Chelsea

This is an interesting tie. Manchester United have had two good wins recently. Against Newcastle I thought they were incredible and they were incredible again against Paris St-Germain.

I didn’t think they could control the game, everybody was saying, ‘Oh, PSG have lost a lot of players.’ So did Manchester United! The players that came in, and the change in formation, they were quite excellent.

Chelsea, they probably defended a bit more solidly than usual and that’s taken away from their attacking prowess. That’s why it ended up at 0-0 against Sevilla. Frank Lampard will be happy but how long they can keep clean sheets, I’m not quite sure.

Saturday 17:30, Man Utd v Chelsea
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THOMMO’S TIP: With all that in mind, that’s why I’m going for a Manchester United Win. I can’t see anything more. If they have the confidence, which they should have after the PSG game, this is a Manchester United win and I’m thinking it will be quite comfortable.

THOMMO’S (EXTRA) TIP: Why not double up that Man Utd win with Liverpool to win against Sheffield United as well in Saturday’s late game?

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THOMMO’S (EXTRA, EXTRA) TIP: Aguero to put West Ham to the sword with deadly double for Man City

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