Robson: Chelsea like Manchester United sides of old

Chelsea Logo - Stamford Bridge Tunnel

The former United skipper believes the current Premier League leaders have learned how to grind out victories.

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has told the club’s official website that Chelsea are like the United sides of old.

Jose Mourinho’s side currently lead the Premier League table by seven points, with a game in hand over second-placed Arsenal, and appear destined to be toasting title success come the end of the season.

They have struggled in recent weeks, leaving it late to beat QPR last weekend and having to work hard for the victory over Hull City. Robson, though, says that ability to win when not playing well makes them similar to the United sides of old.

"Chelsea are a bit like United sides have been down the years,” he said.

“When you’re not playing well and maybe drawing a game, then all of sudden somebody does something, scores a goal and nicks all three points. Chelsea have done that, ground out the results."

Saturday’s late kick off sees the two sides come up against each other in what could be a crucial contest in determining the destination of the Premier League crown.

While it seems unlikely that it won’t be heading to Stamford Bridge, they have to take on both United and Arsenal in their final games, meaning the title race is not yet over yet.

Robson is someone who buys into that belief, saying wins for United and Arsenal would put Mourinho’s side under pressure during their run-in.

“If we go to Chelsea and get a win, then Arsenal go to Chelsea and get a really good result… all of a sudden, there’s a lot of pressure on them,” he added.

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for CHELSEA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch