Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Charlie Nicholas' predictions: Can Manchester United and Chelsea progress?

Charlie Nicholas' predictions: Can Manchester United and Chelsea progress?

"I am as anxious as I was in the first leg, because United have a strong physical and technical level", Montella told reporters on Monday.

Chelsea's next Premier League game is against Tottenham, their rivals for a top-four place and Champions League qualification.

Playing Manchester United at Old Trafford has been an extremely daunting prospect for most teams this season, with Mourinho's men losing only to Manchester City out of the 20 matches.

Mohamed Salah has fired a dig at Manchester United following their surprise Champions League exit at the hands of Sevilla on Tuesday evening. "I just want to see my players finding the back of the net", Montella replied when asked about his side's inability to find the back of the net in games of late.

And, the last team to move on after a 0-0 draw at home in the round of 16 was Arsenal, who reached the quarterfinals in 2008 with a 2-0 victory against Milan at the San Siro. He came in for a big game and did the business, but I wouldn't be surprised if he's back on the bench. We know Man. United have beaten Liverpool, Chelsea and come back against Palace - they're on a good run.

Proper line-up to follow once we know what it is.

"But Sevilla and Brighton are "live-or-die" games so the next two are much more important than this one. I think tomorrow is a very hard match".

Chances kept coming for Sevilla as Muriel then turned a unsafe Pablo Sarabia cross inches wide.

They will need more than that if they will get the better of Mourinho's plans.

Sevilla have been a shadow of the team that won three successive Europa League titles between 2013 and 2016, with the Spanish side now sitting fifth in the La Liga table, a massive 11 points adrift of the top-four.

I do think at close to even money it is a great price on Arsenal to win given the quality of players who should play and it is another opportunity to build momentum, and get the fans that are there on side.

"When you're in the last 16, it looks really far, but in the last eight, you start smelling [the] semifinals".

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