Massive game for top four!
Chelsea travel to Manchester this Sunday to play United who are 6th in the table and 3 points behind Chelsea. It is a massive game and if Chelsea were to win this it would boost our chances for a top four finish as well as remove United from the equation. United have lost their last two league games and have lost 7 of the last 9 games. After Ole was appointed as interim manager United went on a brilliant run winning game after game as it looked like the “old” united were back and it was under that illusion that United appointed Ole permanent manager. What followed has been a return to poor form and maybe even worse than what United were under Mourinho. Ole should never have been appointed permanently but that is not my issue.
Chelsea are also winless in two having drawn our last game to Burnley 2-2. For Chelsea the issue remains our defence and that fact that we are conceding way too many goals in transition or via set pieces. United have more quality than Burnley to hurt us in similar fashion and so it is a bigger challenge. Sarri has prioritised a top four finish ahead of the Europa League and so we should see a solid lineup ahead of our midweek trip to Frankfurt. At this point in the season every game is a must win and we have been lucky that teams like Arsenal, and United have been as poor as us in the race for the top four. This is a massive game and Chelsea have the capability to win it we need to put in a good defensive performance when required though and the 3 points should be ours.
Chelsea Team Preview
CHO is out till at least next season and Kante is a slight doubt but hopefully pushes through. Kepa should start in goal, Azpi, Rudiger, Luiz, Emerson in defence, Jorginho, Kante, RLC in midfield, and we could go false 9 up top but I think Higuain might start flanked by Hazard, and Pedro.
Manchester United Team Preview
Mc Tominay is a doubt but the rest of the squad is available to Ole. Ole’s lineup still remains a doubt though with so many players underperforming.
Starting XI Prediction
3 points are the only acceptable result for Chelsea and there is every chance we win this game. This game can be a positive statement from Sarri, COME ON YOU BLUES!!!