Manchester United vs Chelsea in English Premier League Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits a meeting with Chelsea has become “massive” for Manchester United as they seek to pip the Blues and Arsenal to a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Manchester United vs Chelsea
English Premier League
Place: Old Trafford – Manchester, ENG
Time: 11:30am ET
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After facing Chelsea, United will wrap up their campaign with a trip to already-relegated Huddersfield and a home date against Cardiff – who could also have slipped through the trap door by the time they take in a visit to Old Trafford.
Team news and predicted line-ups
With Phil Jones still to return to full fitness, Solskjaer is set to name the same back-three/full-back combination that started against Man City in midweek.
That means that forgotten Matteo Darmian will start a second match in succession, having only featured six times previously all season.
Ander Herrera is also set to miss out and Scott McTominay – who was a surprise exclusion from the derby with City – could return to the side.
Chelsea, meanwhile, will be without Callum Hudson-Odoi after the winger ruptured his Achilles in the draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge last time out.
Elsewhere, Sarri is likely to be without N’Golo Kante (rib injury), Antonio Rudiger (knee injury) and Marcos Alonso (glute injury).
Man Utd XI: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Matic, McTominay, Pogba; Lingard, Lukaku, Rashford
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luiz, Emerson, Kovacic, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Higuain, Hazard
Score prediction: Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea
With so much on the line, neither side can afford to lose this one.
If there is to a be a winner, perhaps United by a nose, but we can see this one finishing all-square.
- Man Utd win: 17/10
- Chelsea win: 17/10
- Draw: 12/5
First goal scorer
- Romelu Lukaku: 9/2
- Gonzalo Higuain: 5/1
- Eden Hazard: 11/2
- Marcus Rashford: 11/2