Jose Mourinho’s Manchester united hosts Antonio Conte’s Chelsea in the penultimate event of their rivalry. The match unlike previously meeting have been trophy or title decider but the meeting at the last Sunday of January will be headlined by the two managers Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte  who feud heated up back in January. The fued heated up back in January to war of words which saw the United boss dragged up Conte’s ban for match-fixing earlier in his career with Conte responding by calling Mourinho a “little man” and a “fake”.
Jose Mourinho was careful not to heat up the polity during his press-conference last friday as the Portuguese praised the Italian and his players while played down the significance of the meeting on Sunday. The Manchester united boss who enjoyed 2 successive stints at the London club prior to his departure in 2016 added that feeling of having coached the London outfit is gradually disappearing as he is focused on ensuring that he team get the best out of the game. Conte on the other hand might not be voicing out his feud with the Portuguese but the Italian will definitely want to leave the theater of dreams with a favorable result.
The two trainers played Spanish oppositions in the mid-week of the Champions league with both team playing out a draw. The two sides will certainly feel rusty and tired ahead of the clash but the battle of will be won by their respective managers who will try to motivate them. The two managers have met 4 times with Conte win all at the bridge and Mourinho win at old Trafford. The away side have not been able to score in all the previous meetings.
The game will certainly be more than battle between Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte as player battle between Romelu Lukaku and Alvaro Morata will be anticipated. January signing Alexis Sanchez will be using the avenue to establish himself at united as he tries to outshine Chelsea’s Eden Hazard in the game. The battle of domination at the Centre of the pack will be witness with Fabregas/kante combination go head on with Pogba/Matic pair. It will be interesting to see the style of football Jose mourinho and Antonio Conte will deploy in the finale of their feud.