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After a morale-boosting win against Spurs in the midweek Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United walk down the English capital to reignite their rivalry with Chelsea. The clash at Stamford Bridge will see one of the fiercest Premier League (PL) rivalries ever with not less than 18 PL titles in between them.
With the PL table taking a decisive shape, both teams will be hungry for three points on Saturday with a point to prove in the Top Four race.
- Manchester United beat Spurs 2-0 in the midweek and are now fifth in the table with 19 points
- Chelsea dropped two valuable points in the midweek away at Brentford and will look to bounce back
- Manchester United have not lost to Chelsea since 5th November 2017 in the PL which comprises an unbeaten streak of 9 games
Chelsea vs Manchester United Head to Head
The two teams have contested a neck-to-neck and shoulder-to-shoulder contest over the years that has seen Chelsea pip United by just one win. In the 60 PL head-to-head games, the West Londoners have emerged victorious on 18 occasions while the 20-time English Champions have won the fixture on 17 occasions, with six of those coming at Stamford Bridge.
In recent times, Graham Potter’s side has not fulfilled the expiations of the fans and has not won the fixture since November 2017 when an Alvaro Morata header secured all three points for Antonio Conte’s Chelsea. The last four meetings between the sides have ended in a stalemate with six draws in the last eight PL matches.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Head-to-Head
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Chelsea vs Manchester United 2022-23 Season so far
So far Chelsea have endured a mixed start to the season and will look to solidify their position in the top four. As things stand, they are fourth in the table with 20 points and a game in hand over third-placed Tottenham. Injuries have often played a big part as the likes of Wesley Fofana and N’Golo Kante are facing time on the treatment table.
Manchester United on the horizon started the season on a poor note and quickly made amends by clicking the form at the right time. The Red Devils sit fifth in the table with 19 points in 10 matches. While European football on Thursday evenings has been a challenging prospect, the clashes will have huge bearings on the domestic season. They will be interested in how United deals with it.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Team News
Wesley Fofana (knee), Reece James (knee), and N'Golo Kante (thigh) will all miss out again. Thiago Silva and Hakim Ziyech were both given the green light to make the bench for Chelsea's showdown with Brentford
Injured: Wesley Fofana, Reece James, N'Golo Kante, Thiago Silva, Hakim Ziyech
Man United's win over Tottenham was somewhat soured by images of Cristiano Ronaldo walking down the tunnel before the full-time whistle had gone, and it has now been reported that the 37-year-old left the stadium entirely after trudging off the sidelines.
Ronaldo has been dropped from the squad for this game, and the Dutchman still has a hefty injury list of Axel Tuanzebe (unspecified), Brandon Williams (unspecified), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (muscle), Harry Maguire (hamstring), Donny van de Beek (muscle) and Anthony Martial (back) to contend with.
Injured: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams, Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek, Axel Tuanzebe, Harry Maguire
Chelsea vs Manchester United Predicted Lineup
Predicted Chelsea Starting XI (3-4-2-1):
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Silva, Chalobah; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Sterling, Mount; Aubameyang
Predicted Manchester United Starting XI (4-2-3-1):
De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford
Chelsea vs Manchester United Date, kick-off time, and venue
The Premier League (PL) Matchweek 12 encounter on Saturday, October 22 will kick off at 10:00 PM IST, 5:30 PM Local Time
Venue: Stamford Bridge in London
Chelsea 2-2 Manchester United
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