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Nemanja Matic

Matic has settled in nicely at Old Trafford. Getty Images

N'Golo Kante may return for Chelsea in Sunday's crunch Premier League clash against Manchester United, but boss Antonio Conte will not take any unnecessary risks.

Manchester United have a very poor record in their recent league competition trips to Stamford Bridge, so it's only natural that the Red Devils enter the Super Sunday affair as underdogs.

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has been backed by Nemanja Matic to develop into a "great player".

United manager Jose Mourinho also praised the 20-year-old, and used his performance as an opportunity to hit back against critics who claim he doesn't play young players.

"It's a big thing because it's a big match and because it's a big opponent", said at his news conference which was moved up a day earlier due to his having to be in Spain over his tax fraud charges.

"We know we must respect them", Matic added.

"Honestly, if I wanted to risk him I could do this against Bournemouth or Roma, instead I waited, I found myself a lot of patience to find best way for N'Golo".

Kante has not played since damaging a hamstring while on France duty last month and the Premier League champions have leaked 11 goals in six games in his absence. "You lose two games and the other teams are there, so it's important not to lose points, of course, but there's a long way to go".

'If they continue in this way.I think this is the big problem for all the teams, if they continue in this way, it will be very hard to fight for the title but for sure, we have to try to do our best in every game and I think until now, we deserve to have these points'.

The Blues head into the game looking to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their 3-0 loss to Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

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