Chelsea Vs Manchester United Preview: Team News, Head-To-Head, Probable Lineup, And Prediction


    Chelsea Vs Manchester United will kick off at 17:30 on Saturday, 22nd October. It is one of the most anticipated Premier League rivalries of all time.

    The match will be a tricky tie for both teams, who are placed fourth and fifth on the table with a point separating them.

    Chelsea Vs Manchester United Preview: Team News, Head-To-Head, Probable Lineup, And Prediction
    Chelsea takes on Manchester United on Saturday, October 22, 2022

    It will be a furious and heated duel at Stamford Bridge as both sides renew their hostilities in what pundits regard as the match of the weekend.

    While Chelsea were held to a goalless draw by the Bees at the Gtech community stadium in the midweek, Manchester United put up their best performance this season, defeating Tottenham Hotspur by two unreplied goals.

    Despite ending four-match unbeaten run at the Gtech Community stadium, Chelsea have demonstrated class and have not lost any match since Graham Potter took over as manager.

    They have secured four wins and two draws, including a back-to-back over Serie a giant, AC Milan, in the Champions League.

    On the other hand, Manchester United have put up an impressive display in their last five matches, including a convincing win over Tottenham Hotspur after derby defeat at Etihad.

    They completed a double over Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League before traveling to Goodison Park to secure all three points after a 2-1 win.

    Their next game against in-form Newcastle at Old Trafford ended in a barren draw.

    The Red Devils sent a clear message to the Blues ahead of the clash against Chelsea with a win over Tottenham at Old Trafford.

    Chelsea Vs Manchester United Preview: Team News, Head-To-Head, Probable Lineup, And Prediction
    Chelsea have only won one in the last eleven matches between the two sidea

    Chelsea have turned Stamford Bridge into a fortress this season. They have recorded no defeat so far and have won their last three Premier League matches at home.

    Manchester United, on the other hand, have put up a strong showing against the big six in the Premier League, except Manchester City, and will hopefully build on the leap against the Blues.

    Manchester United stands a chance to break into the top four with a win against Chelsea, while Chelsea will look to consolidate their grip on a top-four finish.

    The Red Devils will go into the game with an advantage based on the head-to-head records.

    The Blues have only won once in the last 11 fixtures, with the last four matches between the two teams ending in draw.

    Chelsea Vs Manchester United: Team News

    Chelsea benched Thiago Silva and Hakim Ziyech against Brentford. The two players are expected to return against Manchester United.

    Some key players in the Blues squad will not be available for the game. The likes of Wesley Fofana, N’Golo Kante, and Reece James are all ruled out due to injury.

    Conor Gallagher may be available despite coming off in the game against Brentford. Potter has allayed injury fears after the incident, saying he came off due to illness.

    Also, Mateo Kovacic may be called upon after a brilliant performance against Brentford.

    Aubamenyang is expected to make a return after being benched against the bees. Potter may also start Raheem Sterling in the game, including Ben Chilwell.

    Erik Ten Hag is expected to start most of the players he used to drill out all three points against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.

    Ronaldo will not feature in the game as he remained suspended after the bust-up at old Trafford.

    Some Manchester United players are still battling with injuries, and will not make Erik Ten Hag’s squad list.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams, Donny van de Beek, Anthony Martial, and Harry Maguire are all ruled out of the game due to injury.

    Christian Eriksen will likely return to the team after he was welcome back from illness.

    After a great showing by Fred against Tottenham, Erik Ten Hag may likely consider the Brazilian again for a starting position against the Blues.

    Chelsea predicted starting lineup:

    Kepa; Azpilicueta, Silva, Chalobah; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Sterling, Mount; Aubameyang

    Manchester United predicted starting lineup:

    De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford.

    Chelsea Vs Manchester United: Prediction

    The two teams are in top shape ahead of this encounter. Their last four matches have ended in a draw.

    The game is more likely to end in a 1-1 draw after full-time.


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