Manchester United vs. Chelsea: Premier League – Match Preview

Two sides who have made mixed starts to the Premier League season meet on Saturday as Manchester United host Chelsea.

Manchester United go into the game on the back of an excellent week, thrashing Newcastle United 4-1 with some late goals last weekend.

In the Champions League they recorded an impressive 2-1 win away at last seasons runners-up Paris Saint Germain.

Chelsea conceded late on to be held disappointingly by Southampton, as the pair shared the spills in a six goal thriller.

On Tuesday evening they played out a goalless draw at home with Europa League champions Sevilla.

Match history
Manchester United won both league meetings last term, including a 4-0 victory at Old Trafford, with Marcus Rashford scoring twice.

Chelsea did get revenge in the FA Cup though, winning the semi-final between the two 3-1.

Last five Premier League meetings
Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2 – 17/02/20
Manchester United 4 Chelsea 0 – 11/08/19
Manchester United 1 Chelsea 1 – 28/04/19
Chelsea 2 Manchester United 2 – 20/10/18
Manchester United 2 Chelsea 1 – 25/02/18

Team news
Anthony Martial remains suspended for the hosts, who are also likely to be without Mason Greenwood.

Harry Maguire missed the win in Paris and is a doubt here as well.

Edouard Mendy returned in midweek and should be fine to continue in goal for Chelsea.

Frank Lampard now has a near fully fit squad to choose from, with just Billy Gilmour absent through injury.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester United (3-5-2): De Gea; Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Maguire; Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Fernandes, Pogba, Telles; James, Rashford
Chelsea (4-3-3): Mendy; James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic; Havertz, Werner, Pulisic

Predictions

Result: Manchester United
Manchester United are unbeaten in the last five league meetings between the two sides

Correct Score: 2-1
Chelsea have conceded at least twice in five of their last six Premier League away matches

Anytime Goalscorer: Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford scored four goals against Chelsea in all competitions in the 2019-20 season

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