Chelsea vs Manchester United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 22 October 2022
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge.
On Saturday night in the Premier League, Chelsea will play host to Manchester United in an attempt to rebound from their recent draw with Brentford.
Manchester United defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 prior to their matchup with Chelsea. The Red Devils will be confident right now as well.
The team under Erik ten Hag has not lost in any of their last five games in any tournament, dating back to their humbling loss to Manchester City.
Graham Potter has kept Chelsea winless, and they will look to keep it going at home against Manchester United.
The Blues are now in fourth place in the league standings, one point ahead of Manchester United in sixth.
With a victory at Stamford Bridge, the Red Devils have a fantastic chance to move within the top four, so it will be interesting to watch who prevails.
Both clubs will be motivated to grind out all three points in this matchup because their previous meetings have all ended in draws.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Head to head :
- The latest encounter ended in a 1-1 draw.
- Three of the past four meetings had goals from both teams.
- The Devils won three of the former five clashes at this ground.
- Since 2018, the hosts kept a single clean sheet at this venue.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Prediction :
On their current form, both sides are fairly evenly matched, making a difference between them impossible.
The two sides will probably balance each other out in the end in what is expected to be a hotly contested match.
The most likely outcome this weekend is a tie. The Hard Tackle believes Chelsea and Manchester United will draw 1-1.
Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United
Chelsea vs Manchester United Team News :
Wesley Fofana (knee), Reece James (knee), and N’Golo Kante (thigh) will all be absent again for Chelsea’s match against Brentford, while Thiago Silva and Hakim Ziyech were all given the go-ahead to make the bench.
Conor Gallagher’s removal from the field on Wednesday after 15 minutes sparked worries about yet another England injury, but Potter has now clarified that his exit was caused by illness.
Mateo Kovacic can anticipate a recall after a strong replacement performance, despite the fact that he has since been training normally.
Additionally, Armando Broja and Kai Havertz can anticipate the return of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling to the lineup.
Ben Chilwell, who received a full week’s rest in midweek, should also play the left wing again.
Images of Cristiano Ronaldo walking down the tunnel before the final whistle had sounded marred Man United’s victory over Tottenham considerably, but it has now been reported that the 37-year-old departed the stadium entirely after strolling off the sidelines.
Axel Tuanzebe (unspecified), Brandon Williams (unspecified), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (muscle), Harry Maguire (hamstring), Donny van de Beek (muscle), and Anthony Martial (back) are among the numerous injured players the Dutchman must deal with due to Ronaldo’s absence from the team for this match.
The closest to returning are Martial, Wan-Bissaka, and Maguire, who won’t be ready just yet.
Ten Hag also welcomed Christian Eriksen back from illness on Wednesday, but Fred put in a standout performance against Spurs and won’t go down without a fight.
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Silva, Chalobah; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Sterling, Mount; Aubameyang
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford