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Manchester United Vs Chelsea Match Preview: Talking Tactics, Team News, Predicted XI And Streaming Links

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Requiring only a single point to secure their spot in the 2023-24 Champions League season, Manchester United will host Chelsea at Old Trafford in their final Premier League home game of the season.

Following their 1-0 victory over Bournemouth last weekend, the Red Devils are on the verge of securing a top-four finish. In contrast, in their previous match, Chelsea, who currently sit in mid-table, suffered a 1-0 defeat to the newly-crowned champions, Manchester City.

Manchester United Vs Chelsea: Talking Tactics

It is likely that Erik ten Hag will choose a 4-2-3-1 formation and is anticipated to introduce several changes to the starting lineup for this match. Despite battling an illness, Rashford is expected to recover in time and secure a starting position at Old Trafford. As a result, Anthony Martial is poised to be relegated to the bench for this game.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Anthony Martial of Manchester United celebrates after scoring the team’s first goal with teammates Antony and Bruno Fernandes during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on May 13, 2023, in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Frank Lampard will probably choose a 4-3-3 formation and will face the necessity of making alterations to the starting lineup for this match. Unfortunately, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic remain sidelined for this midweek contest. As a result, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Conor Gallagher will need to step up their performance and elevate their game in their absence.

Team News

Despite his illness, Rashford is anticipated to recover in time and take the starting position at Old Trafford. However, a number of players, including Lisandro Martinez (foot), Tom Heaton (ankle), Donny van de Beek (knee), Marcel Sabitzer (knee), and the departing Phil Jones (knee), will be unavailable and relegated to the sidelines.

As the season nears its conclusion, the Blues continue to grapple with their persistent injury concerns. The team has been dealt a severe blow, with defender Benoit Badiashile potentially facing a few months on the sidelines due to a groin problem sustained during training last week.

In addition to Badiashile, the Chelsea treatment room is filled with several other players. Mason Mount (pelvic), Ben Chilwell (thigh), Armando Broja (knee), N’Golo Kante (groin), Marc Cucurella (thigh), Marcus Bettinelli (unspecified), and Reece James (thigh) all currently occupy the injury list. The availability of Mateo Kovacic for Thursday’s match remains uncertain.

Manchester United Predicted XI

De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford

Chelsea Predicted XI

Kepa; Chalobah, Silva, Fofana; Azpilicueta, Fernandez, Loftus-Cheek, Hall; Gallagher; Havertz, Sterling

Manchester United Vs Chelsea: Streaming Links

United KingdomBBC Radio 5
ItalySky Sport Football
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