A huge battle will set off in about an hour at Stamford Bridge (18:30, live broadcast in Sports 2). Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea will host Manchester United for a prestigious game in the 26th round of the Premier League, with for both teams these are very important points that are on the agenda. On the one hand the Blues, who disappointed in the previous round against Southampton and defeated Atletico Madrid in the middle of the week in the Champions League, and on the other hand the unstable Red Devils, who advanced to the last eight of the Europa League last Thursday at the expense of Real Sociedad.
The host, Chelsea, is still unbeaten since Thomas Tuchel was appointed the team’s coach. The Blues are deep in the battle for the top 4 when the table is very crowded in this area, and tonight’s victory will surely give them significant help for the sequel and also bring them back to fourth place, as they are currently in fifth place. All this just before the match against Liverpool on Thursday (22:00, live broadcast in Sports 2). The one who is absent today and in doubt also for the meeting with the champion is Thiago Silva. The fiery Olivier Giroud will open on offense alongside Hakim Zeich and Mason Mount, with Timo Werner on the bench along with Kai Haberz.
On the other hand, United came back in the previous round to win after two consecutive draws, with a 1-3 draw over Newcastle. Ola Gunnar Solskjaer’s team has not lost in the last five games in the league, but has not been really stable in them and three of them ended in a draw. Today the Red Devils are missing Paul Pogba, with Edwin Cavani who was in doubt left out of the squad. Bruno Fernandez, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Daniel James will form the attacking squad, with Victor Lindloff and Harry Maguire playing in central defense.
Chelsea: Edward Mandy, Cesar Espiliquata, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rodiger, Ben Chilwell, Angulo Canta, Matteo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount, Hakim Zeich, Olivier Giroud.
Manchester United: David de Haa, Aron Van Bisaka, Victor Lindloff, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominy, Fred, Bruno Fernandez, Daniel James, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford.