Manchester United will lock their horns against Chelsea in Premier League and the result of the match is going to be really important for both the teams. The Blues have drawn against Barcelona with a scoreline of 1-1 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of the round of 16 clash of UEFA Champions League. The Blues have given their all in this match against the Catalan Giants. Antonio Conte’s tactical masterstroke have almost worked for the Blues at their home ground Stamford Bridge. Playing Eden Hazard as a false nine and keeping both Pedro and Willian in the field together.
On the other hand, David De Gea is the name, now all United fans will wish to utter. He was the savior of the team against the La Liga side Sevilla in the first leg of round of 16 clash of UEFA Champions League at the home match of Sevilla. His back to back saves proved that he is now one of the best Goalkeepers of the World right now if not the best.
Chelsea have two renowned strikers in their squad , keeping both of them in the bench was a real brave decision taken by Antonio Conte. The selection might have paid off if the miss pass given by Cesar Azpilicueta was not converted into a Goal by Lionel Messi. The second leg will happen at Camp Nou and if Chelsea can display this spirited performance at Camp Nou too, they will surely have a chance to go through to the quarter final of the biggest event of Europe.
It was a complete magical show displayed by Willian at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. His pace was blistering and his shots from distance were great. But the luck was probably not in favour of the Blues as two shots of Willian with great power were denied by the post. But he didn’t stop trying to take shots from distance. For this reason, he got the result in the second half. It was a short corner of Chelsea ; Hazard gives the ball to Willian who took a curved shot towards Goal and Ter Stegen has no clue to stop it from a Goal.
Team News :
Andreas Christensen will be available for Chelsea after missing the previous match. David Luiz is unavailable due to knee injury. Without a doubt, Thibaut Courtois will start in Chelsea Goal while Christensen, Azpilicueta and Rudiger might start for Chelsea in three man central defense while Moses and Alonso will be there at two flanks for Chelsea. Kante and Fabregas will always be present in the heart of the midfield for Chelsea. Barkley, Giroud and Hazard will be there upfront for the Blues against Manchester United.
Manchester United :
Jose Mourinho might opt to make some changes in his starting line up in this match. David De Gea will take his place in the Manchester United Goal. Darmian, , Smalling and Shaw will play in the defense for them. Matic, Pogba, Lingard and Young will be there in the midfield of Manchester United while Lukaku and Sanchez will lead the United side from the upfront.
Possible Starting Eleven :
Goalkeeper : Thibaut Courtois
Defenders :Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta.
Midfielders : Victor Moses, N’Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas, Davide Zappacosta.
Attackers : Pedro, Olivier Giroud, Eden Hazard.
Manchester United (4-4-2)
Goalkeeper : De Gea
Defenders : Darmian, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw
Midfielders : Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Young
Attackers : Sanchez, Lukaku.
My Score Prediction :
Manchester United 1-2 Chelsea.