Manchester United vs Chelsea: Match Preview

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Manchester United will be hosting Chelsea in their next Premier League. A clash that might determine who will get to play in the UEFA Champions League next season. Champions League qualification is important for aspirations of both the clubs.

Manchester United lost their last game against Manchester City. A derby must be hard to take for the players and fans alike. A 2-0 defeat was much down to their poor defensive performance and poor outing for de Gea as well.

Chelsea drew their last game against Burnley 2-2. A defeat for Arsenal at the hands of Wolves helped their cause to stay at fourth. Chelsea is at fourth place with 67 points, three points ahead of Manchester United and three below Tottenham.

Form

Manchester United – LWLLL

United have lost four of their past five games. They are going through a horrible run of form since last month. They have lost seven of their last nine games. The two games they won during this time of period came with unconvincing performances.

Chelsea – WWLWD

Chelsea has been inconsistent in their recent weeks. Although they have put in some good performances during this time. One thing that has been missing for Chelsea lately has been good finishing. But they have had a hard time against good teams in recent weeks. Blues have struggled against Liverpool, Wolves and Everton in their last few games.

Injury/Suspensions

Manchester United

Antonio Valencia is injured for the Red Devils. Eric Bailly, Scott McTominay and Phil Jones are doubtful for the game against Chelsea.

Chelsea

Londoners will be without Ethan Ampadu, Antonio Rudiger and Hudson-Odoi. Marcos Alonso is doubtful for the game while Kante is expected to be fit for the game.

Probable Lineup

Manchester United

Formation: 4-3-3

de Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Herrera, Fred, Pogba; Lingard; Lukaku, Rashford.

Chelsea

Formation: 4-3-1-2

Kepa; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Christensen, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley; Pedro, Higuain, Hazard.

Stadium

Old Trafford, Manchester United

Possible Outcome

Chelsea and Manchester United both need these three points badly. Both are fighting for a finish in the top four. Neither of these team will hold back to attack for the win.

We expect Chelsea to get a narrow win at Old Trafford. Some more bad time at the helm for Solskjaer.

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