Manchester United v Chelsea Preview, Team News, Stats and Line-ups – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Manchester United vs Chelsea
English Premier League 2020/21
24th Oct, 17:30 pm BST
Old Trafford, Manchester
Manchester United host Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend and they will be looking to climb up the table with a win here.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have made a mediocre start to their league campaign and they need to improve in order to challenge for European qualification.
Manchester United have just six points from their four league games so far and the Chelsea game should be a tough test for them.
However, the Red Devils are coming into this game on the back of two impressive wins against Newcastle United and Paris Saint-Germain. They will certainly be confident of getting a result here.
There is no doubt that Manchester United have the players to grind out a win here. Furthermore, they have an impressive head-to-head record against the London giants as well. Manchester United have lost just once in their last six meetings with Chelsea (four wins).
As for Chelsea, they have been in similar form in the league and they will be desperate for a win as well. The Blues have eight points from their five league games so far.
Lampard has quality attacking players at his disposal and he will fancy his team’s chances here.
Manchester United have looked vulnerable at the back so far this season and they have conceded 10 goals in their last five games in all competitions.
Eric Bailly and Jesse Lingard are injured for the home side and Anthony Martial is suspended.
Edinson Cavani is still working on his match fitness and he might not be available for this game.
Chelsea will be without Billy Gilmour for this game.
Manchester United: De Gea; Wan Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Shaw; Pogba, McTominay, Matip; Greenwood, Rashford, James
Chelsea: Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Kante, Kovacic, Jorginho; Havertz, Werner, Ziyech
Chelsea have scored at least 3 goals in their last 3 away matches in the Premier League.
Chelsea have conceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 away matches in the Premier League.
Manchester United have scored 16 goals in their last six games in all competitions.
Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea
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