Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer look to have turned a corner over the past week after a difficult start to the new season, with the huge win at Newcastle followed by Marcus Rashford’s late winner in Paris.
Meanwhile, Frank Lampard is desperately doing his best to strike the right balance between defence and attack with a six-goal thriller against Southampton followed by a stalemate against Sevilla.
Man Utd XI: de Gea, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Mata, Bruno Fernandes, James, Rashford
Subs: Henderson, Matic, van de Beek, Tuanzebe, Pogba, Cavani, Greenwood,
Chelsea XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Zouma, James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner
Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Abraham, Kovacic, Giroud, Mount, Ziyech
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has preferences at centre-back before their game with Chelsea today the, with captain Harry Maguire predicted to return.
Maguire ignored the midweek win over PSG in Paris however scored in the 4-1 thumping over Newcastle remaining weekend
In his absence, Alex Tuanzebe has been performing very well in a back three alongside Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could make of use of the same system.
Alex Telles looks likely to keep his place on the left following an impressive debut, while Edinson Cavani could be set to make his first debut. With Martial suspended, Solskjaer will be relieved to have both the Uruguayan and Mason Greenwood available as attacking options, though both could start on the bench.
Kepa Arrizabalaga has already been ruled out of Chelsea’s game with Man United – but that does not mean Petr Cech will be included in the squad to travel to Old Trafford.
Kepa has been carrying a shoulder injury that means he will not be able to make the bench, with Willy Caballero set to be back up to Edouard Mendy.
The Chelsea manager described it as a “no brainer” – particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
But ahead of the trip to United, Lampard said: “Petr Cech’s not coming. At least not in that capacity.
He added, “We have a clean bill of health apart from Kepa, who has a shoulder issue and won’t travel to Manchester.”
Hakim Ziyech’s return to full health has been delayed by means of Chelsea’s failure to get the winger concerned in adequate exercise games, Frank Lampard has revealed.
Manchester United vs Chelsea last five matches
|2019/2020||Sun 11 Aug||Manchester United||4 – 0||Chelsea||League|
|2018/2019||Sun 28 Apr||Manchester United||1 – 1||Chelsea||League|
|Sat 20 Oct||Chelsea||2 – 2||Manchester United||League|
|2017/2018||Sun 25 Feb||Manchester United||2 – 1||Chelsea||League|
|Sun 05 Nov||Chelsea||1 – 0||Manchester United||League|
Man Utd predicted XI: De Gea, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, Telles, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Pogba, Fernandes, Greenwood, Rashford
Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Mendy; James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Kante, Jorginho; Mount, Havertz, Pulisic; Werner
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League SuperSport Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV. Coverage begins at 5pm, with kick-off at 5:30pm.