OFF THE PITCH: CHELSEA MOCK MANCHESTER UNITED’S UNBEATEN RUN AHEAD OF FA CUP CLASH

Chelsea have taken a sly dig at Manchester United ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final clash.

The Blues are set to play host to the Red Devils on Monday, with Stamford Bridge the stage for what promises to be a heavyweight knockout encounter.

United have gone unbeaten through 17 Premier League fixture since that forgettable afternoon in October, but their top-flight standing has surprisingly stayed the same.

They have been able to close on the top four and potential Champions League qualification, but table-topping Chelsea have taken the opportunity to remind their upcoming foes that while they are surging clear at the summit, those at Old Trafford have been treading water.

A pre-match build-up article on the club’s official website read: “Monday’s cup opponents are enjoying a long unbeaten run in the league stretching back to October.

“It has lifted them all the way from sixth to sixth.

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