Louis van Gaal is expecting professionalism from Chelsea side, as they are taking Liverpool on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. He is convinced that despite of their title win Chelsea will still be focused on beating Liverpool at their home.
Van Gaal Expects Chelsea To Beat Liverpool
Chelsea won the Barclays Premier League title last Sunday by beating Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. There performed brilliantly first half of the season, despite some drops in form in 2nd phase of the season, they still managed get the result when it was needed. Also achieved the record to be in 1st place in point table from first to last day of the season. Van Gaal personally congratulate them, he said:
“I have sent him already a [congratulatory] message but I don’t know if the message has arrived because he changes his number a lot. I want to wish my colleague Jose Mourinho and Chelsea [congratulations] with the championship. It’s well deserved, I think, when you see the statistics. You cannot doubt that they are the real champions.”
Leading tabloid claimed that, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho had given his players four days break ahead of their clash against Liverpool this weekend. But United manager has no doubt about them, he thinks Chelsea will not take them easy. They will definitely try to beat Livepool to extend their remarkable home record. Right now Chelsea are unbeaten in home, drops only 4points in whole season.
The main concern for Van Gaal is performance of Manchester United in last three matches. They suffered three back to back losses. Stared with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, then loss to Everton with score line of 3-0 in Goodison Park and West Brom beat them in Old Trafford. Apart from that, in last three games Red devils failed to score single goal.
Liverpool is now 4 points behind than 4th placed team in league table Manchester United. The Red devils will take on Crystal Palace today at Selhurst Park. This is a tough fixture for them, as Palace can stun any team at their home ground. So this two fixture are going to be very crucial for top 4 place. Now any slip from United is going to create panic and tensed situation in the team. If Liverpool somehow manages to earn points from Chelsea fixture and United lose again in Selhurst Park, it can blow their champions league dream next season.
Van Gaal is desperate to win against Crystal Palace and if Chelsea can do them a favor by beating Liverpool in Stamford Bridge, they will qualify for next season UEFA Champions League with two games to spare. When asked by journalists about the possibility of Chelsea’s stars only returning to training on Friday, van Gaal replied:
“That is the privilege of every manager, certainly when you are the champions. I feel that Jose Mourinho can decide that and his team shall play and do their utmost best, I think.”
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