Tonight, Manchester United will face Chelsea FC at Old Trafford in a very important match. Manchester United are in 4th with 69 points, and they need only a point to secure the top four. However, a win against Chelsea FC will move Man United to third place in the league table.
On the other hand, there is no European football for Chelsea next season as they failed to enter the top six. Chelsea are having one of the worst seasons in their history. The Blues are in 12th in the league table.
Stats & Facts
Manchester United are literally unstoppable at their home ground. They won 13 of their 17 home games this season, while they lost only one and tried the remaining three games. Moreover, Manchester United are unbeaten in their last ten meetings against Chelsea in the Premier League. At Old Trafford, Manchester United haven’t lost a single game against Chelsea since 2013.
Man United’s forward Marcus Rashford missed the last game against AFC Bournemouth. But Rashford looks fit as he returned to training. Manager Erik Ten Hag hopes to get him tonight against Chelsea. Scott McTominay has also returned to the squad and played for a few minutes against Bournemouth. The remaining players are fit except the long-absentees Donny Van De Beek, Lisandro Martinez, and Marcel Sabitzer.
As for Chelsea, they have a long injury list ahead of tonight’s clash. Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell, Armando Broja, N’Golo Kante, Marc Cucurella, Marcus Bettinelli, and Reece James all remain out of the team due to several injury cases.
The Possible Lineup for Manchester United:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford
The Possible Lineup for Chelsea:
Kepa; Chalobah, Silva, Fofana; Azpilicueta, Fernandez, Loftus-Cheek, Hall; Gallagher; Havertz, Sterling
Prediction: Man United 2-0 Chelsea
It is expected that Manchester United will try to destroy Chelsea from the start, given their excellent home record. Besides, Chelsea’s attackers are not getting goals, and at Old Trafford, scoring against Man United will be very difficult for the Blues.
Erik Ten Hag’s thoughts
Man United’s manager Erik Ten Hag had a press conference yesterday. He is desperate to secure the Champions League by winning tonight. Ten Hag said, “Absolutely. And we feel really comfortable. It’s our home, it’s our fortress. We create a vibe in the stadium and I expect it in the coming two games as well. But let’s go for it tomorrow [tonight]. We have to get the job done.”
Man United: 1.61