"It is a hard moment for me because I would love to play in this game, it is a big occasion against a top side and everybody wants to play in these occasions". For every player, for every single player, the past stays there.
Pedro scored Chelsea's other goal as Antonio Conte's side maintained its ideal away record in the league, keeping it within three points of United and City at the top of the table. The talented Belgian will likely set up on the left-hand side of Antonio Conte's favoured 3-4-3 formation, and will seek to alleviate the goal-scoring burden now placed on Alvaro Morata's shoulders.
Earlier this season the club called on supporters to stop singing the anti-semitic song and warned that prosecutions could follow for anyone who continued.
Stoke look to maintain their excellent home form on Saturday, when they host third-place Chelsea at the bet365 Stadium. And as Arsenal showed over the weekend, teams know how to play against last year's tactics. "I think United have a team capable of scoring goals and also defending well", said Scholes, "You need both aspects to win the Premier League".
Tiemoue Bakayoko was involved in a auto accident in the lead-up to the fixture but the Chelsea manager confirmed that the midfielder is fit and available for the Stoke game.
Antonio Conte is likely to start those players that were rested in midweek while players such as Gary Cahill who played the full 90 minutes may not start.
Antonio Conte has hailed Alvaro Morata as a "complete player" and says that the striker is ready to fill Diego Costa's boots at Chelsea.
Many fans were left disappointed as streaming app Hotstar failed to live stream Premier League matches on Saturday. Fabregas was as creative and fluid as ever, and Azpilicueta is proving how much of a threat he can be, as well as solid in defence.
Of course, Chelsea's squad is thinner than the two Manchester clubs, and now have Champions League football to contend with.
Yet the Chile forward still hasn't started a Premier League game this term.
"We're struggling a little bit defensively", Hughes said. No matter: Ajax promptly went about setting records, breezily winning the Eredivisie by 17 points, at least in part thanks to a blistering goals total of 112 in just 34 games, notching a whopping goal difference of +90. (Five of those belong to Manchester United.) So going by that, Tottenham (8 points), Liverpool (8), and even Arsenal (7) still have a shot.