Chelsea and Manchester United will clash heads on Saturday at Stamford Bridge as both teams look to clinch all three points in this Premier League encounter. The Blues were held to a scoreless draw by Brentford in their last outing whereas the visitors recorded a splendid 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the last time out.
The Red Devils will be looking to leapfrog Chelsea to the fourth position as they’re just one point behind the hosts in the Premier League table. On the other hand, the Blues will be looking to return to winning ways in this weekend’s clash.
Chelsea Vs Manchester United: Talking Tactics
Graham Potter might utilise the 3-4-2-1 formation and is expected to make a couple of tweaks to the match-day squad for this game. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang will play from the start alongside Raheem Sterling who will also return to the starting XI. Thiago Silva will also make his return to the heart of Chelsea’s defence.
Erik Ten Hag will probably opt for the 4-2-3-1 formation allowing Marcus Rashford to continue leading the charge in attack. Meanwhile, the talented trio of Antony, Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho will all continue to create opportunities in the final third.
The hosts will remain without the services of Wesley Fofana (knee), N’Golo Kante (thigh) and Reece James (knee) due to their respective injuries. However, Conor Gallagher could be considered if he recovers from his illness and returns to full fitness. Apart from this, Potter has no fresh injury concerns with a fully fit squad at his disposal for the next game.
Chelsea Predicted XI
Arrizabalaga; Chalobah, Silva, Koulibaly; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Cucurella; Mount; Sterling; Aubameyang
The Red Devils will remain without Axel Tuanzebe (unspecified), Brandon Williams (unspecified), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (muscle) and Donny van de Beek (muscle) as all of them recover from their respective injuries. Meanwhile, Harry Maguire and Anthony Martial could be available for this away encounter after returning to training.
Manchester United Predicted XI
De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, McTominay; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford
Chelsea Vs Manchester United: Streaming Links
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