Match Preview: Manchester United VS Chelsea

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The English Premier League will feature a very high-voltage match tonight between Manchester United and Chelsea FC. Man United will host the Blues at Old Trafford. This match is equally important for both teams to secure their place in the next UEFA Champions League. However, Chelsea are standing 3rd with 65 points, while the Red Devils are struggling in the league this season. Currently, they are 6th and have no choice but to win the match to get into the top four.

Current Forms & Records

Manchester United have been struggling this season in the Premier League. They are not consistent this season. As a result, the Red Devils have lost many points in the mid-season. On the other side, Chelsea started the season extremely well. It seemed they could fight against Liverpool and Man City for the title. But gradually, they lost the tempo. Moreover, the Blues have lost some crucial points after Roman Abramovic left the club due to the sanction. That makes Chelsea’s fate uncertain for the top four.

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However, Manchester United have a good record against the Blues. Chelsea couldn’t beat them in their last eight home games in the Premier League. Moreover, Man United kept five clean sheets in those games.

Team News

Man United, the home team, have several injury issues in the squad. Five or six key players might miss tonight’s clash against Chelsea. Edinson Cavani, Luke Shaw, and Fred are long-term absentees, while some new names have been added to the injury list. Jadon Sancho and Paul Pogba are among them. On the other hand, Chelsea fans have some good news. A number of players trained yesterday ahead of tonight’s match. Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are back in the squad.

Tuchel’s Thoughts

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has talked about Man United. He said,

We would love to be and Manchester United would love to be in a title decider but unfortunately, there are two other teams in red and blue who have a word to say and over the last years made their point strongly. So we have to accept it and we have to do everything to try to close the gap and Man United do as well.