Manchester United – Chelsea: Match Preview

The Red Devils host Chelsea, this evening with the United manager facing his former club, hoping to get three points in the race for Champions League qualification.


David de Gea is set to start for the North West club after missing out on the previous Premier League game against Sunderland due to a hip problem and only managing to make the bench in the midweek European clash with Anderlecht. Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young are back after injuries, however, they have only just returned to training so it’s unlikely they’ll get a look in on today’s game.


The games not likely to be an end to end affair, with the way both managers set up their side. Though Chelsea will certainly have the edge, having not played midweek, so they should be fresher than the Reds. However, Mourinho will be hoping to not make it three losses against his former club this season.


With Chelsea unbeaten in 12 matches against Manchester United in all competitions, I think the odds of a fourth Old Trafford draw in a row will be the most likely result. Although with Tottenham winning yesterday, Chelsea can’t afford to start losing points.