Keown names 4 reasons why Chelsea should beat United
- As per the iconic Gunner, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial are too big of a loss for United.
- Apart from that, Chelsea have made the first step out of the recent crisis in the game against Malmo.
- The Englishman also expects Eden Hazard to put on a show.
- Finally, the Blues are playing at home which is also a major advantage for the team, according to the 52-year-old.
On Monday, Chelsea and Manchester United are set to go face to face within the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge. Apart from a high-profile status of the clash itself, both sides have something to redeem themselves for.
The Blues recently got annihilated at Manchester City 6-0 while the Red Devils would have little positive memories from the recent Champions League encounter against PSG. Apart from the 2-0 loss at Old Trafford, two of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's key players in Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial suffered injuries back in the day.
Thus, iconic Arsenal defender turned BBC pundit Martin Keown has shared his thoughts on the English classic's new edition:
"I think that’s a huge loss. Martial and Lingard were coming into some real form and they lose that pace somehow.
"I just think that Chelsea, although it has been a real difficult time for them recently, I think they made that first step against Malmo in midweek and I fancy Chelsea now. With those injuries, I make them the favourites.
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"Hazard surely will turn up. It seems those Chelsea players, whenever there is that narrative, they can see the light at the end of the tunnel like they did in the Carabao Cup against Spurs.
"Now they are at home as well. I think they’ll go to work on Manchester United."