Chelsea vs Manchester United
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday 28th November 2021
Kick off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London)
Chelsea will visit Manchester United on Matchday 13 of the 2021/22 Premier League on Sunday, pitting two of the country’s most powerful teams against one other.
When Chelsea takes on an under-pressure Manchester United side at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, they will be looking to maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League standings.
Chelsea has had a fantastic start to the new season, and they now sit atop the table with 29 points from 12 games (W9 D2 L1).
The Blues have the greatest defensive record in the league, and they’ve started to show some attacking flair in recent weeks, beating Leicester City 3-0 last weekend and thrashing Juventus 4-0 in the Champions League earlier this week.
Chelsea will need to keep winning to protect their hold on first place, with Liverpool and Manchester City not far behind. A forlorn Manchester United team, who have lost five of their past seven league matches, will stand in their way of triumph.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s term as manager came to an end after this terrible run and a thrashing at the hands of Watford last week. For the time being, former player Michael Carrick has taken over as caretaker manager, as the club works to recruit Ralf Rangnick as temporary manager until the conclusion of the season.
Carrick, who took control of his first game in the Champions League in midweek, guided Manchester United to a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Villarreal, ensuring the team’s progression to the next round. He and his players will hope to take confidence from that performance, but they will have a far tougher test against a Chelsea side in fine form.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Head to Head :
- Last season this fixture ended 0-0 and indeed the last two meetings have finished in this scoreline.
- Chelsea have only beaten Manchester United on 1 occasion from the last 9 meetings.
- There is a 60% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Prediction :
Manchester United have not lost in their last five Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge, but that appears certain to change this weekend.
The Red Devils are nothing near their best, despite putting up a strong effort in midweek to get back on track.
Chelsea, on the other hand, are running like a well-oiled machine under Thomas Tuchel, and have turned in two brilliant performances in the previous week against Leicester City and Juventus.
Chelsea, who are also missing their first-choice centre-back combination, may put Manchester United to the sword on Sunday if they play like they did in midweek.
Despite the visitors’ best efforts to pull a goal back, the Premier League leaders are expected to cruise to victory at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Team News :
While there is still optimism that Ben Chilwell will be able to play for Chelsea this season, he will not be available until the New Year at the earliest due to knee ligament injury sustained against Juventus.
N’Golo Kante twisted his knee in midweek and will be out of the game today.
Harry Maguire is suspended for United, but Luke Shaw, Edinson Cavani, and Mason Greenwood might all return.
Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba remain on the bench.
Chelsea Probable Lineup (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Hudson-Odoi; Werner
Manchester United Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): de Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Bailly, Telles; McTominay, Fred; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo