Chelsea ready for Old Trafford test

All eyes will be on Old Trafford this evening as Chelsea travel to face champions Manchester United in the first heavyweight clash of the new Premier League season.

The visitors will be without David Luiz, who has a hamstring problem though Romelu Lukaku may come in in attack, while United manager David Moyes must decide whether or not to play Blues target Wayne Rooney.

The sides met no less than five times last season, with Chelsea’s only defeat coming at Stamford Bridge last October, though they got their revenge in the reverse fixture in May, where Demba Ba scored the only goal of the game.

If the Blues take all three points, it will be the fourth time in five years that the club has won their opening three league games, though anything but defeat would see them remain on top of the table.

Meanwhile, the Mail Onlie understand that Atletico Madrid have made an audacious offer to sign Juan Mata on loan.

Barcelona have also been linked with a move for the Spain international, whose future at Stamford Bridge has been unclear since the return of manager Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United are also said to be interested in signing the two time Chelsea Player of the Year, potentially as part of a deal that would see Wayne Rooney move in the opposite direction.

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