Where: Old Trafford, Manchester, EnglandWhen: Tuesday, December 6, 9:15 pm CET
The Red Devils are really frustrating their fans, especially Erik Ten Hag. They had a few good performances in a row, but after that, there was a big failure in Istanbul against Galatasaray. On the other side, Chelsea doesn’t perform in European competitions, yet they, too, aren’t consistent at all. They struggle a lot, so it is no wonder we see them in the middle of the standings.
Manchester United vs. Chelsea Preview
United had a tough challenge this weekend when it faced Newcastle on the road. After Goodison, Istanbul, and St. James’ Park, they are back home, where they have another big-time rival on the opposite side of the field.
It needs to be mentioned that the Red Devils looked solid until the game in Turkey, where they wasted a 1-3 lead and a perfect chance to reach that second spot in the group, which would lead to the knockout stage. The players’ morale was shaken after that result, but there isn’t too much time to lament.
United netted only one goal in the past 270 minutes at home, which was against Luton, whom Ten Hag’s crew defeated 1-0 in the most recent contest at Trafford. This could easily be a vital game for his future at Old Trafford because the fans no longer have the patience to wait for good results.
The Blues’ oscillations are maybe the biggest in the entire Premier League. We’ve seen that over the past few weeks, when they managed to beat Tottenham on the road, then have an epic game with Manchester City before getting trashed up north against Newcastle.
Mauricio Pochettino is still trying to create a system without Christopher Nkunku, who was supposed to be the No.1 player in this unit. The Frenchman is slowly recovering, and we should see him on the pitch anytime soon.
The Blues’ games are very efficient on the road lately. After them defeating Burnley and Tottenham with the same result, 1-4, Chelsea lost to Newcastle again, with the scoreboard showing an identical result.
Manchester United and Chelsea Possible Lineups
Manchester United: Onana; Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw; McTominay, Amrabat; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund
Chelsea: Sanchez; James, Disasi, Silva, Cucurella; Fernandez, Caicedo, Gallagher; Palmer, Jackson, Sterling
*at the time of writing, these lineups were relevant
Manchester United vs. Chelsea Head to Head Games
There were two head-to-head meetings between these teams last year. The first was at Stamford, which ended 1-1, while the second took place at Trafford, where United posted a very high 4-1 triumph.
Manchester United vs. Chelsea Predictions
The two sides have played efficient football over the past few weeks, with plenty of chances and action in front of both goals. We would pick both teams scoring here, as the respective offenses seem better than the defenses.
Our verdict: Both teams to score
Manchester United versus Chelsea Odds
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