Jose Mourinho says Chelsea have developed so much since the start of the season, that there is no way his side will be as cautious as they were against Man United in August.
The Blues showed little adventure in a turgid 0-0 draw at Old Trafford – in stark contrast to other sides who have been rewarded for a more adventurous approach.
West Brom, Everton, Newcastle and Swansea have all won at a previously impregnable Theatre of Dreams.
But Mourinho says he has no regrets about the tactics last time around, when he deployed no out-and-out striker, because circumstances were different.
“It’s not about them, it’s about us. It’s more about us,” Mourinho said on the eve of the return Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge.
“In this moment, I feel my team is living a good moment and playing with some stability. The team is quite confident with the ball.
“Normally we are dominant and have lots of ball possession and have control of the game. The team have had an evolution in a certain direction.
“In this moment, if the game was at Old Trafford I’d go in a different way.
"It was the first game of the season away, a difficult one, an important one not to lose and we decided to go that way which in the end was not bad for us because a point at Old Trafford is always a point.”