Preview: Chelsea VS Manchester United


It’s Chelsea against Manchester United on Monday night. A tale of two teams in bad form with both Chelsea and Manchester United winless in their last three Premier League games.

A victory is thus needed for either side to ease off pressures on their respective managers and the team as a whole.

Chelsea have been very solid at home  against the Red Devils, last losing at Stamford bridge in the league back in 2012 (W10 D6).

United are unbeaten in their last five competitive meetings with Chelsea (W3 D2) and have already beaten Chelsea twice this season. At the Old Trafford in their first game of the season, and at Stamford Bridge in the EFL Cup.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Christian Pulisic are doubtful for Frank Lampard’s team, while United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not have Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford at his disposal. Scott McTominay, Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah all have a chance of making the squad if passed fit.

Following their 4-0 victory at Old Trafford on the opening weekend, Manchester United are looking to secure their first league double over Chelsea since the 1987-88 campaign.

This is the 11th time in top-flight history that Chelsea and Manchester United are meeting on a Monday – the Blues have won none of the previous 10 (D4 L6) with the last such game finishing 0-0 in December 2015.

Manchester United have failed to score in four of their last five Premier League matches, including the last three in a row.

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