Manchester United have been handed a massive boost ahead of this weekend’s clash against London side Chelsea. According to reports, Chelsea will be without their captain John Terry for the Sunday clash.
The former England international has been struggling with an ankle injury and has been out of action since mid-September but was named on the bench last weekend when the Blues trashed reigning Premier League Champions Leicester City 3-0.
Terry was thought to be in line to start against Manchester United but reports now claim the 35-year-old has suffered a set back and is now likely to miss the important clash against us on Sunday. This means Chelsea manager Antonio Conte may now be forced to persist with the 3-4-3 formation he has employed in the last few games.
Although the Blues have done very well playing the 3-4-3 formation in recent games, I don’t see how they will not struggle against Manchester United if Conte uses the same formation. Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Gary Cahill in defense against Manchester United will lead to all sort of problems for Chelsea.
You simply can’t play 3-4-3 against an attacking line that consist of Zlatan, Rashford and Martial. If Terry had been available, Conte would probably have played a four defenders system or play Terry in the place of woefully out of form Cahill.