Manchester United vs Chelsea Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Manchester United vs Chelsea
English Premier League, England
Date: Sunday, 28th April 2019
Kick off at: 16.30 UK Time
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England

Manchester United remain hopeful over their top four shot and this weekend could be their biggest chance. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side set for a showdown against Chelsea at Old Trafford in a battle for that Champions League spot.

Manchester United vs Chelsea Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear themselves for this weekend Premier League clash.  Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.

Manchester United

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: De Gea(g);Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw(def);Herrera, Matic, Pogba(mid);Martial, Lukaku, Rashford(att).

Chelsea

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Kepa(g);Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luiz, Emerson(def);Jorginho, Kante, Loftus-Cheek(mid); Pedro, Higuain, Hazard(att).

Recent Form

Before going into this Sunday’s Premier League fixture, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.

Manchester United

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LWLLL

The Red Devils are working hard in getting themselves together as they”re haven’t been doing well recently. United only grabbing one win and losing four on their latest five matches.

Their most recent defeat was a 2-0 loss against Man City at Old Trafford stadium. United are desperate to end their recent run of defeats this weekend.

Chelsea

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WWLWD

The Blues have done much better than their opponent recently, but remain keen on getting more consistent result. Chelsea’s latest results was a 2-2 home draw against Burnley, a pretty disappointing outcome for a side chasing for Champions League .

Nevertheless, nothing is done and dusted yet as Maurizio Sarri’s side must keep on getting positive results. A win this weekend could very well put them on course to get that top four spot.

Team News

Manchester United

Man United have some slight concern with some of their players fitness conditions. Valencia, Jones, Bailly and McTominay all still uncertain on whether they can participate on Sunday.

United once again will be hoping that Paul Pogba will show up and lead them into three points. Romelu Lukaku might also get the nod to start up front to give that extra threat going forward.

Chelsea

The Blues doesn’t have too many injury concerns, but Calum Hudson-Odoi won’t be available. Marcos Alonso, Rudiger and Kante’s condition are actually uncertain, but they should still make it for Sunday.

Eden Hazard will continue to be Chelsea’s main man up front, though they will also expect Gonzalo Higuain to perform. A win could put Chelsea’s top four chase looking more and more comforting.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams have been pretty tight with each of them getting two wins, one draw and two defeats.

Their latest battle was on February 19, 2018 at FA Cup which Man United won 2-0.

Match Prediction

The Red Devils continue to struggle in getting results, even when they are playing at home. Solskjaer are hoping that his side can finally end their recent run of bad form with a win this Sunday.

However, Chelsea won’t be keen on going down easily as they are also battling for three points. This tie could really go either way, though the Blues might feel they should be favorite based on their recent form.

Final Score: 1-1

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