Man Utd vs Chelsea Premier League 2020/21: Preview and Prediction
Manchester United will be hosting Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in a huge premier league clash at Old Trafford on Saturday, 24th Oct 2020.
A fixture whose outcome has always had a huge impact on the premier league title race or top-four finish in recent years, Manchester United vs Chelsea still remains a blockbuster clash. The Red Devils head into this game with back to back victories over Newcastle United and Paris Saint Germain.
Chelsea on the other hand will be looking to get back to winning ways after being held for consecutive draws in the space of four days by Southampton and Sevilla. The Blues currently sit in 8th position in the premier league table.
Man Utd will miss Eric Bailey yet again through muscle injury which will keep him out of action for at least 3-4 weeks. Anthony Martial is set to miss the game as well due to suspension following his sending off against Tottenham Hotspurs. Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood remain a doubt after missing Tuesday’s trip to Paris.
The Blues have no major injury concerns going into Saturday’s premier league encounter. Thiago Silva and Eduard Mendy both played in Chelsea’s goalless draw against Sevilla in the champions league and would be expected to start this game.
Hakim Ziyech came off the bench for the London side in their last 2 games as he is thought to still be building up his fitness after missing the start of the season with a knee injury.
Man Utd Probable Line up: (4-2-3-1 Formation)
Chelsea Probable Line up: (4-2-3-1 Formation)
Head-to-Head: Last 5 games
Man Utd has a good record against the London side in recent years. Both sides met four times last season, out of which, the Manchester club managing to win three of those four games. This included a double over Chelsea in the premier league last season. But the blues managed to knock Manchester United out of the F.A Cup after beating them 3-1 in the semi-final last season.
Man Utd Wins: 3
Chelsea Wins: 1
Marcus Rashford vs Cesar Azpilicueta
The young English forward will be on a high after his last-minute winner against PSG on Tuesday. Azpilicueta will need all his experience and energy to thwart the impact of Rashford on the game.
Aaron Wan Bissaka vs Christian Pulisic
The high flying American forward is back in the Chelsea first team after missing out on the start of the season through injury. Wan Bissaka had an excellent game against PSG and is one of the best defensive full backs in the premier league.
With both teams having fragile defense, we could expect goals in this game. Man Utd would be eager to get their first points on board at home this season having lost both their home games so far. A penalty incident or a defensive mistake could decide the game for either side.