Manchester United vs Chelsea: Match preview, head-to-head records and Dream11
The 2018-19 English Premier League witnessed several exciting encounters in the last game-week. And now, Manchester United are all set to lock horns with Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday. With both the teams eyeing a top-four berth, it would certainly be a mouth-watering clash. However, judging by the form, Chelsea are marginally ahead. Here we present the detailed match preview for this tie.
United humbled by City, Blues held by Burnley
Unfortunately, United are, once again, going through a lean patch, while Chelsea have also not been promising. United are coming off a 0-2 loss to arch-rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford. They have now lost three league matches out of five. However, Chelsea too failed to earn full points as they were held 2-2 by Burnley at home, jeopardizing their hopes of top-four finish.
Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard in focus
Manchester United's Paul Pogba would once again be in focus. He has been enduring a miserable form this month as he would look to fire in this high-voltage clash. From Chelsea, Eden Hazard has been doing great. He will hope to guide Chelsea to an away win tomorrow. Interestingly, both Pogba and Hazard have been linked with a move to Real Madrid.
United might have historical advantage but Chelsea ahead on form
Manchester United have dominated Chelsea over the years. Of 182 matches till date, United have won 72, lost 54 and drew 50. However, in EPL, of the 53 matches, United have won 15, lost 18 and drew 20. While the previous leg this season was a 2-2 draw, United had an upper hand during their last meeting in FA Cup pre-quarters, winning 2-0.
Here's the predicted XI
Manchester United: David de Gea, Ashley Young, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Scot McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial. Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga, César Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri, N'Golo Kante, Jorginho, Ruben Loftus-Cheek; Pedro, Gonzalo Higuain, Eden Hazard. Dream XI: Arrizabalaga, Lindelof, Shaw, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Pogba, Lingard, Kante, Jorginho, Rashford (vice-captain), Hazard (captain).
When, where and how to watch
Match: Manchester United vs Chelsea. Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester. Time: 9 PM (IST). Where to watch (TV): Star Sports Select 1 (also available in HD). Where to watch (Online): Hotstar.