Chelsea will face Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday after the International Break. It has been a long wait for the Premier League fans for this match as Jose Mourinho is going to return at Stamford Bridge. There has been a huge history over this match. The Blues have beaten Manchester United more than any club in the history of Premier League.
Team News :
Antonio Rudiger was excluded from the squad of Germany in this International Break due to a groin injury. According to the recent reports, the German centre back should be available for selection in this match against the Red Devils on Saturday as he has got enough time to recover from the injury in the last two weeks. Otherwise, Maurizio Sarri has the full squad in his hand. Two positions in the starting lineup of Chelsea might be a tricky one for the former Napoli manager. In the midfield, Sarri has to choose one between Ross Barkley and Mateo Kovacic to play along with Jorginho and N’Golo Kante in this 4-3-3 formation. Both the players have done well for the Blues in recent matches. Mostly Mateo Kovacic will get the nod ahead of Ross Barkley in the starting lineup of the Blues. Though it is more or less confirmed that Barkley will surely feature for some minutes in this match. On the other hand, Maurizio Sarri has to choose one between Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata to play as the centre forward in this match against the Red Devils. Here also Olivier Giroud is the most probable choice; but Alvaro Morata has scored against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in the previous season. So, it will not be surprising if the Spanish centre forward starts ahead of Olivier Giroud in this match.
Manchester United :
The Red Devils are going through tough time in the Premier League. They are not even in the top six positions in the Premier League table right at this moment. Though, the players’ confidence level might be increased after getting a 3-2 win against Newcastle United in the previous match after going two goals down in the match in the first half. The job of Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford is under scrutiny. Any bad result in this match will see Jose Mourinho to be sacked from the managerial post of Manchester United. Nemanja Matic and Luke Shaw have trained with the first team ahead of the match against Chelsea. Marcos Rojo is also getting close to get a start in the Premier League. Marouane Fellaini has not taken part in the International Break for Belgian National side. But the Belgian national side’s manager Roberto Martinez has ascertained that Marouane Fellaini is fully fit to take part in this match against Chelsea on Saturday.
Predicted Starting Eleven :
Goalkeeper : Arrizabalaga
Defenders :Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso
Midfielders : Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic
Attackers : Willian, Giroud, Hazard.
Goalkeeper : De Gea
Defenders : Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Young.
Midfielders : Fellaini, Matic, Pogba.
Attackers : Rashford, Lukaku, Sanchez
My Predicted Scoreline :
Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United.