"I can't see anything but a Chelsea win": Leon Osman explains why Man United will struggle in the FA Cup

Leon Osman expects Chelsea to knock Manchester United out the FA Cup when the two sides come up against each other at Stamford Bridge on Monday.

The former Everton midfielder, who is currently a free agent, was speaking about the quarter-final clash on BBC’s Match of the Day when he was asked for his opinion on a comment made by Graeme Souness.

Looking ahead at the fixture, the Scottish pundit said there is no chance Jose Mourinho’s men will be able to get a result over the team he used to manage.

Antonio Conte’s side will host Man United at Stamford Bridge
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Jose Mourinho will be hoping to get his hands on a second piece of silverware this season
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Souness explained that Chelsea will be buoyed by the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose three-match ban prevents him from playing.

And said he expects the Blues, who are currently ten points clear at the top of the Premier League, to progress to the semi-finals with any problems.

Osman agreed with his comment, adding: “He [Ibrahimovic] has been such a figurehead for them this season.

Leon Osman expects Chelsea to progress to the FA Cup semi-finals with a win over Man United
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s three-match ban makes him ineligible to play
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“[He’s] scored probably 40 per cent of all their goals, he is also assisting them, he’s just a big physical presence up there.”

“And I think they will really miss him, and with Chelsea being so strong – especially with them at home – I just can’t see anything but a Chelsea win.”

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