Manchester United is looking for the first win over Chelsea for almost five years
Today, at 16:00, Manchester United and Chelsea will face each other in a 33rd round of the Premier League. Londoners are heading to the title this season, but the Old Trafford hosts will hope to confuse their rival’s bets. Moreover, the three points are of great importance for the “red devils” who continue their battle for the top 4 and participate in the Champions League. United will also want to stop their negative series against the “blue”, with the team not succeeding over this opponent since October 2012.
This season the two teams had two matches with each other, both of which ended with Chelsea’s victories. In the first half of the season, the Blues won 4-0, and then FA Cup Londoners again won 1-0. Totals, however, are still in favor of the Reds with 75 wins, 49 draws and 52 losses.
Another advantage in favor of Manchester United is that the team is in a super series of 21 consecutive games without loss in the league. Chelsea is also in shape and has 8 wins, 2 draws and only 1 defeat in its last 11 games.
The home team’s continued to suffer from some of the injured opponents. Another player in the infirmary is Juan Mata who will miss the rest of the season. He joined Phil Jones and Chris Smiling, who were also permanently injured. Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and David de Hea are still in question.
At the same time Chelsea has no such problems and Antonio Conte has no injured or punished players for the upcoming clash. So he will be able to release an optimal composition.