Chelsea central defender Gary Cahill is expecting a tough game on Sunday when they host Manchester United, despite the champions stuttering from so far this season.
Jose Mourinho’s men could hand the Red Devils a fourth defeat in their last five games and open up a 12 point gap over the current champions.
Cahill however was quick not to write-off United and believes that the quality of the squad and manager help them ‘get back on track’.
"You would have thought it'd be a lot tighter, but Manchester United are obviously having a little blip in terms of results,” the England international told Sky Sports.
"It's not gone quite to plan, but they're obviously still a strong outfit and for us it's going to be a tough game.”
"I don't see it as any sort of crisis - they've got a fantastic manager, great players. As a footballer you sometimes have a few weeks or a month when it doesn't quite go to plan and then you get back on track. I see them being no different,” he added.
"They are flush with talent in the squad - that's why I don't see there being any dramas. They've dropped more points than they would have liked, but the game's going to be just as tough for us and I see them turning the corner soon."