Gary Cahill insists Chelsea have a game plan to stop in-form Marouane Fellaini this weekend.
The Belgian has been a revelation for Manchester United during the latter part of the season and has impressed during victories over top four rivals Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City in recent weeks.
“We’ll have a game plan [to battle] against Marouane Fellaini’s strengths,” Cahill told talkSPORT. “We all know he adds a different dimension to Manchester United’s game.
“If the game turns out [so] they can have a lot possession, they can play like that. If they need to go direct, they can do that as well.
“He’s not just a target man though, he’s dangerous in the box. There will be battles all over the pitch on Saturday."
Jose Mourinho’s men face Louis van Gaal's team at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to ten points.
And the England stopper claims the west London side is ready to face the onslaught of a United side looking for their seventh league victory in a row.
“Manchester United are playing some really good stuff at the moment,” the 29-year-old added. “Recently, it’s all come together.
"They’re more consistent and are getting result after result. That breeds confidence, so I’m sure there’s a different atmosphere at their training ground.
“They are a dangerous team. It’s going to be a cracking game and it’s one we’re looking forward to.”