Chelsea’s interim manager Guus Hiddink says his team must show “ambition” against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday.
The Blues have won just one of their past five matches, while United have lost three successive league games.
Chelsea drew 2-2 against Watford on Saturday in Hiddink’s first game in charge since succeeding Jose Mourinho.
The Dutchman said: “Every Chelsea versus Manchester United game is big but this one is especially of course.”
The Premier League champions, who are 15th the table and 10 points adrift of sixth-placed United, came from behind against Watford on Boxing Day, with Diego Costa scoring in both halves.
Hiddink, in his second spell in charge of the Blues after Mourinho’s sacking, added: “I hope we can show the same ambition there that we showed in a big part of this game [against Watford].”
The Londoners will be without Costa for the trip north as the Spaniard is suspended after receiving a fifth booking of the season on Saturday.
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