The FA provides its verdict on Chelsea vs Manchester United incidence

The FA provides its verdict on Chelsea vs Manchester United incidence

Jose Mourinho's side have endured a tough start to the campaign and now sit in eighth position, having clocked up 17 points so far.

They are unbeaten in their last six home league games (W4, D2), with their last loss the 2-0 defeat by Manchester United in April.

Manchester United's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic (L) vies with Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (R) during the English FA Cup final football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London on May 19, 2018.

Jose Mourinho put the onus on the Manchester Police after United arrived late for Champions League fixture. "Jesse and Alexis are in a much better position than last week", the Portuguese coach added.

Eddie Howe's side boasts one of the most impressive defensive records in the Premier League this season, with four clean sheets to their name. The England global haven't been available since the Carabao Cup match against Derby County.

United will continue to be without Antonio Valencia after he suffered a knee injury last week while Marouane Fellaini and Diogo Dalot also remain on the sidelines through injury. "The form book would say we might be favourites going into the game", he told The Mirror.

However, the Cherries haven't beaten the Red Devils in their next five meetings, losing on four occasions. Can they leave their inconsistencies behind to earn consecutive wins at the league level for the first time since September?

This focus on younger talent perhaps bodes well for the club's prospects of getting a deal over the line, as the board are more likely to see a younger player as being beneficial to the club in the long-term.

He has also praised Everton and Juventus for their ambition in the transfer market in recent weeks and repeatedly hinted his team will find this season hard because of a lack of investment.

Since their victory over Newcastle United, Manchester United have picked up four points from two games to move up to eighth position in the league standings.

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