MATCH PREVIEW: Chelsea vs. Manchester United

Manchester United vs Chelsea is undoubtedly one of the most talked about matches of the weekend. Chelsea’s form under Thomas Tuchel has improved incredibly. They are currently fifth in the table. Two points behind fourth-placed West Ham United on the same number of matches. Manchester United is second, 10 points behind the leader’s Manchester City.

Match Build Up

In all competitions, United have won their last three away games against Chelsea, winning in the FA Cup in February 2019, League Cup in October 2019 and Premier League in February 2020. They have never won four in a row away against Chelsea.

Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge last season in the Premier League. They haven’t lost consecutive home games against the United since October 1995.

Chelsea has kept a clean sheet in each of their three Premier League home games under manager Thomas Tuchel. The only manager to not concede a single goal in their first four home Premier League games in charge is Brendan Rodgers in October 2011.

Chelsea have failed to score in three consecutive Premier League games against United, attempting 41 shots without success across these games. The last time they failed to score in four consecutive top-flight matches against an opponent was in April 1960 against Bolton Wanderers.

United Team News

Phil Jones, Juan Mata, and Paul Pogba are all absent for Chelsea. Solskjaer said on Thursday night that he hoped that Edinson Cavani, Donny van de Beek, and Scott McTominay would all be available following recent issues.

There will be changes from the side that started against Real Sociedad, with David de Gea, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford set to return to the starting XI.

Mason Greenwood could feature on the right as James is a doubt with a muscular problem. Cavani and McTominay should start if they can prove their fitness ahead of kickoff.

Bruno Fernandes was captain for Manchester United on Thursday before being substituted at the interval. The Portugal international is a certainty to feature in the XI on Sunday.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:

De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Greenwood; Cavani

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