Chelsea vs Manchester United. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more

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This Sunday, November 28, leading Chelsea will host struggling Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Matchday 13 of the English Premier League. The starting whistle will be blown at 22:00 IST.

This weekend’s loudest encounter is just around the corner. Chelsea and Man United have a rich history of rivalry. Both teams spend a crazy amount of money on transfers year in and year out, although City still have the upper hand in this aspect, putting themselves in a position to contest the league title all recent seasons. 

Nevertheless, right now, there is a clear favorite. Chelsea are the reigning Champions League trophy winners and in fact the strongest team in Europe, despite the presence of the monstrous PSG, Man City and Bayern. 

Man Utd, on the other hand, are in big trouble at the moment. Yes, the squad is classy – but the team is in a visible crisis to overcome.

Chelsea News & Current Form:

Chelsea are solely at the top of the table after 12 games, the Blues currently have 29 points under their belt.

After losses to Manchester City and Juventus at the end of September, Thomas Tuchel’s side are now running a 10-match unbeaten streak with nine wins and one draw.

Remarkably, even Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner‘s injuries have not affected Chelsea’s results.

Earlier this week, Chelsea thrashed Juventus. The encounter at Stamford Bridge ended in a resounding 4-0 win for the London side.

Before that, Chelsea easily beat stagnating Leicester 3-0 away.

Also, the monumental performance of Thomas Tuchel’s defensive line, which conceded just four times, should not be ignored.

Kante, Kovacic, Chilwell and Haverz, who has a thigh injury, will be out.

Manchester United News & Current Form:

Manchester United are just eighth after 12 games played – the Red Devils are already 12 points behind Chelsea.

Last week, they suffered a heavy defeat at Watford. The encounter ended in a crushing 1-4 defeat.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær was sacked by the club’s management immediately afterwards. It could have happened much earlier – for example, after the awful game against Manchester City, but the Norwegian was still a man of faith. However, the defeat against Watford was the last straw.

In the next game, Michael Carrick, who had previously assisted Solskjær, was in charge of MU. He led his side to a 2-0 away win against Villarreal in the Champions League.

Despite the positive result, Carrick will soon relinquish the head coaching job to Ralf Rangnick. The German is expected to work with Man Utd until the end of the season, after which he will take up a position in the club’s management.

Chelsea season form guide (all competitions): W-W-W-D-W-W

Manchester United season form guide: L-W-D-L-L-W

Chelsea vs Manchester United Head-To-Head Record:

Last 20 games:

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Chelsea vs Manchester United Predicted XI:

Chelsea possible starting lineup (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Chalobah, Silva, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Alonso; Mount, Hudson-Odoi; Werner 

Manchester United possible starting lineup (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Bailly, Telles; Matic, McTominay; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo

Statistical preview of the match Chelsea vs Manchester United:

  • In six home EPL games, Chelsea have conceded just three goals.
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in 8 of their last 10 matches against Chelsea.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 10 games
  • Chelsea are scoring an average of 2.40 goals per game in their last 5 games

What has been said before the match:

Thomas Tuchel:

“I will never write anyone off, not in this league and not in this game, because it is a big club, first of all, but it is a very experienced and individually top-level group of players. So this is still the case and part of the performance from us is to not let them perform, because once we let them perform you can see within seconds and within minutes in every game the full potential and the talent of these players, which is on the highest level”.

Michael Carrick:

“You’ve got to be hugely impressed by the way they go about things. Obviously, I’ve watched quite a bit of them. Super intense, well-organised, really good movement across our back line, their front line and very good at connecting with the midfield, with the back three building out and connecting in midfield. The wing-backs are really aggressive and test your backline and stretch you across the pitch. They’ve got a really good balance going at the moment, confidence is high and you can see that. They’ve had some really terrific results and so they’re on a high and I’m well aware of the challenges we face but, you know, as I said before, I’m looking forward to it because it’s a big test and a big challenge but we feel we can go there and get a good result, no doubt. We have to believe that.”

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Chelsea vs Manchester United Prediction: 

In this match, the Mancunians don’t have many chances. Chelsea are in good physical form and in excellent emotional condition, which cannot be said about the visitors. We believe that a change of coach and a terrible performance in the league cannot have a positive impact on the result, especially against a leader. We expect a confident classy win for the home side through support of the stands.

Still, we expect the visitors to avoid a thrashing, as the team has great performers, although the Blues have rarely beaten anyone on home soil by a narrow margin. We can assume that Chelsea will be unstoppable after the first goal.

Parimatch News staff prediction: 

We say: Chelsea to win.

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