It's the weekend & Manchester United play title rivals Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday! So there can be no better time than now to be back with another edition of our blog feature - 'Rival Rendezvous', in which we talk to rival fans ahead of crunch games. In conversation with Traffordshire County today is ardent Chelsea fan Abhishek Easwaran, who incidentally studies in the same college as I do, and is the author of the excellent blog "Abhi's Random Talks". So we had a candid chat with him, in which he expresses his straightforward & rather blunt pre-match thoughts on Super Sunday -
1. What are your thoughts on the game this Super Sunday?
2. What do you think of the signings Chelsea has made this summer?
3. Chelsea have a new manager this season in Andre Villas-Boas. Do the fans have faith in his abilities looking at his past achievements?
|Absolute faith in the Gaffer|
4. Chelsea sometimes bear the look of an ageing squad which is in need of a massive overhaul. Do you agree with this view?
5. Onto the game, Torres isn't scoring (though he assisted both goals vs Leverkusen) while Drogba is out with injury. Does that very much undermine Chelsea's chances of winning the game at Old Trafford?
|Can he still inspire them to victory at OT?|
6. What should be Chelsea's strategy to overcome the high-flying Red Devils? Who do you think will the key players for the Blues?
7. Do you have high hopes for the likes of Sturridge, Lukaku, Mata, McEachran & similarly the players coming through the academy ranks?
8. Which has been your favourite Manchester United vs Chelsea encounter till date?
9. Finally, your scoreline predictions for the match.
I thank Abhishek for talking to Traffordshire County. You can follow him on Twitter @abhi_chelsea.
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