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Chelsea vs Manchester United Prediction & Match Preview



Chelsea vs Manchester United Prediction & Match Preview


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28 February 2021 17:30 CET Premier League Stamford Bridge

After sharing the spoils with Southampton, Chelsea will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they host Manchester United at their Stamford Bridge. 

The Blues have been producing fine showings ever since Thomas Tuchel took over the reins, and, no doubt, they are capable of securing a top-four finish. 

Chelsea are eyeing their third consecutive win at home in the national championship, but the game against the Red Devils will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.

Defender Thiago Silva should be the only absentee in the home team. Man Utd, on the other hand, faced no difficulties in a 3-1 win over Newcastle United. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s troops aim to keep their title hopes alive, but beating Chelsea in London is easier said than done. Even though Paul Pogba is the only absentee in the away team, share of spoils is on the cards.

Chelsea vs Manchester United Head-to-head

Teams Chelsea Manchester United played so far 62 matches.
Chelsea won 23 direct matches. Manchester United won 19 matches. 20 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.58 goals per Match.

Chelsea vs Manchester United Prediction

Chelsea in actual season average scored 1.89 goals per match. In 15 (83.33%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 10 (55.56%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Manchester United average scored 2.08 goals per match in season 2021. In 15 (78.95%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 14 (73.68%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Chelsea will again be without the services of experienced centre-back Thiago Silva for this weekend's contest, with the Brazilian remaining on the sidelines due to a muscular problem.

The Blues are otherwise in excellent shape in terms of injuries, and there are not expected to be too many surprises in the home side's XI on Sunday afternoon.

Olivier Giroud's excellent goal against Atletico should see the France international keep his spot at the tip of the attack with Mount and Werner operating in the two positions just behind.

N'Golo Kante, Reece James and Ben Chilwell could again be on the bench, meanwhile, with Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Marcos Alonso likely to retain their spots.

As for Man United, Phil Jones, Juan Mata and Paul Pogba are all absent, but Solskjaer said on Thursday night that he hoped that Edinson Cavani, Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay would all be available following recent issues.

Van de Beek looks certain to make the squad, but McTominay has since been officially ruled out, while Cavani is facing a battle to be fit, having not yet trained following a muscular issue.

There will be changes from the side that started against Real Sociedad, with David de Gea, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford set to return to the starting XI.

Mason Greenwood could feature on the right as James is a doubt with a muscular problem, while Cavani should start if he can prove his fitness ahead of kickoff.

Bruno Fernandes captained Man United on Thursday before being substituted at the interval, and the Portugal international is a certainty to feature in the XI on Sunday.

Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Giroud, Werner

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Matic; Rashford, Fernandes, Greenwood; Cavani

Match officials
Referee: Stuart Attwell. Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Simon Long. Fourth official: Andre Marriner. VAR: Chris Kavanagh. Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis.