The race for the prestigious top-four continues as Manchester United face Chelsea in a season-defining Premier League match at Old Trafford, in Manchester, on Sunday night (IST).
What competition it is? Premier League
Teams: Manchester United and Chelsea
Kick Off: Sunday 28 April
Match Timing: 09:00 PM (IST)
Where the game is played? Old Trafford (76,000)
TV Info: Star Network has the rights to broadcast Premier League matches in India. While the premier members can also catch the action live on Hotstar App.
After the disappointment of the derby, Manchester United will be looking for a response this weekend. And what's better to show the fighting spirit than against their direct rivals in the race for the Champions League football.
Chelsea will be visiting the Old Trafford this weekend. Long gone are the days when this fixture used to decide the fate of the Premier League. These are different times. The era of Sir Alex Ferguson is a part of the Premier League folklore, while Chelsea's powers seem to be fading, showing the need for another huge investment from owner Roman Abramovich.
But that's a concern for the future, and in the current context, both the teams will have to make do what they have.
In terms of the resources, both the sides boast world-class talent which can beat any team on any given day. But the consistency plays a major part in shaping the mental approach. And from what we have seen so far this season, United and Chelsea lack the consistency to challenge for the trophies.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Manchester United – L L W L L L
Chelsea – W W W L W D
CHE vs MUN Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Manchester United vs Chelsea Team News:
Injured – Antonio Valencia remains on the sidelines and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Scott McTominay and Phil Jones missed out on the Manchester Derby in the midweek and are questionable for Sunday's match.
Note: Midfielder Ander Herrera could make his first appearance after missing the last six games with a hamstring injury. While goalie David de Gea will be keeping his place between the sticks despite making mistakes in recent matches.
Romelu Lukaku could start the game, with Rashford and Martial playing from the wing.
Nemanja Matic is back fit now and could start in the heart of the midfield.
Key Players – Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial
Injured – Young prodigy Callum Hudson-Odoi will be spending a long time away from the action after undergoing surgery on an Achilles tendon injury.
He joins center-back Antonio Rudiger in the treatment room. The German international picked up a knee injury against Liverpool.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Chelsea will assess the situation of left-back Marcos Alonso (thigh), Danny Drinkwater (knock), N'Golo Kante (ribs) and Willian (groin injury) before the match.
Note: Sarri may stick to the same XI which started in the midweek. But there is always some room for change and that could come either on the wing, barring the left where Eden Hazard is expected to start and in midfield.
Ross Barkley and Matteo Kovacic will be looking for a place in the midfield at the expense of Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Key Players – Eden Hazard, Pedro
CHE vs MUN Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Manchester United– De Gea (GK), Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford, Martial, Romelu Lukaku
Chelsea– Kepa (GK), Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Emerson; Jorginho, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Hazard, Higuain
CHE vs MUN Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Manchester United have a better head to head record in this fixture, winning 78 times to Chelsea's 54 victories.
But United have found the going gets tough against the Blues in recent times, as they won just three times in the last 18 games.
United look out of form, while Chelsea are not playing at the level we know they certainly can.
Considering how much is at stake here, we think both the teams will cancel each other pout.
A draw is our call.
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