If Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge of Manchester United, this would be the moment in which he invoked the memory of infamous racehorse Devon Loch. Only an inexplicable collapse like that of the race leader at the 1956 Grand National could cost Chelsea the title now and Ferguson was never afraid to employ the Loch analogy in an effort to ratchet up the pressure on his rivals. But let us not deceive ourselves. Injuries have come thick and fast for United and even a heavy win at Stamford Bridge...
With the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award shortlist announced, here is a look at Manchester United's David De Gea and his prospects of winning ...
PFA Player of the Year winners
2013-14: Luis Suarez
2012-13: Gareth Bale
2011-12: Robin van Persie
2010-11: Gareth Bale
2009-10: Wayne Rooney
2008-09: Ryan Giggs
2007-08: Cristiano Ronaldo
2006-07: Cristiano Ronaldo
2005-06: Steven Gerrard
2004-05: John Terry
Sum up De Gea's season
He has been routinely magnificent -- 9.5/10.
Despite an ever-changing chorus line of central defenders, unfamiliar formations and often negligible protection from midfield, United have the third-best defensive record in the league.
That is due in overwhelming part to De Gea, whose predicament would...
Not for the first time this season, Chelsea won 1-0 last Sunday at QPR after playing badly. Many would suggest that as an equation of champions, but even Jose Mourinho admitted that his team had been "fortunate" at Loftus Road after Cesc Fabregas' late strike had Rangers manager Chris Ramsey thumping the ground in torment.
Broader credit was swiftly shifted to Mourinho's team. "What I know is it's not normal for a team to be top of the league since day one, since August -- every game, top of...
Juan Mata can return to Stamford Bridge for the big game on Saturday with the conviction that things have worked out all right. When Manchester United last played in SW6 in January 2014, the artistic midfielder was on the bench at Chelsea, frustrated and baffled at his non-inclusion after twice being named the club's player of the year. Mata had gone from playing over 70 games in 2012-13 (up from 58 for Chelsea the season before) to being sidelined in eight of Chelsea's 22 league games at the...
The weekend's biggest game in the Premier League is at Stamford Bridge, where league-leading Chelsea host in-form Manchester United on Saturday.
Louis van Gaal's side have won their last six league games since the defeat at Swansea in mid-February, beating Tottenham, Liverpool and Man City along the way.
Meanwhile, Chelsea haven't lost since January 1 in the Premier League but needed an 88th minute goal from Cesc Fabregas to beat QPR last weekend, with other recent victories over Hull and Stoke...
How many clubs have fans that chant the name of their goalkeeper on a weekly basis? David De Gea seems to be on his own when it comes to a goalkeeper being hailed as a hero by supporters.
It's not as if having a world class goalkeeper is unknown to the Old Trafford crowd though. In the Premier League era, Manchester United have seen some of the greatest goalkeepers the game has ever known in the likes of Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar yet the fans were fairly indifferent towards them.