Pundit issues warning to Chelsea ahead of Man United clash

Marcel Desailly has some words of warning for Chelsea as the season approaches its conclusion

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Marcel Desailly has warned Chelsea that they must be “careful” as they approach the key stage of the season ahead of their crunch showdown with Manchester United on Sunday.

The Blues have been in superb form this season and Antonio Conte’s men are the heavy favourites to win the Premier League title this season.

Chelsea suffered a shock 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace in the Premier League earlier this month both have since responded by recording back to back wins against Manchester City and Bournemouth.

Antonio Conte is now preparing to take his Chelsea side to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues will also face Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-finals later this month as they chase a domestic double in Conte’s first season at the club.

And former Chelsea star Desailly has warned the Blues to keep their focus as they head into the key part of the season.

Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ on Tuesday, Desailly said: ”We’ll see them [Chelsea] in the Champions League again, it’s just that they have to finish correctly.

“The FA Cup is there against Tottenham, there are many major important games such as Manchester United this weekend, so you have to be careful.

“These two weeks are the key moments and games for Chelsea but they will make it. There’s no reason why the players should shake in front of these various events.”

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Chelsea finished 10th and without a trophy last season.

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