Premier League 2015/16
Chelsea vs Manchester United
Stamford Bridge, 7 Feb
Kick-off Time: 4:00PM GMT (9:30PM IST)
Chelsea will host Manchester United at the Stamford Bridge this Sunday and it ought to be a nail-biting clash as both the clubs will be going head-to-head with each other the second time this season.
Last time out at Old Trafford, teams played a 0-0 draw, but much has changed since the last fixture.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Tactical Preview
While Louis Van Gaal will be looking to bring in some consistency after the 3-0 win over Stoke City at home, Guus Hiddink will be looking towards an 8-premier-league-games-unbeaten streak.
The Blues are currently 13th position in the league table, whereas United is holding the 5th rank, just behind Arsenal.
Chelsea vs Man United Predicted Lineups
Chelsea: Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta, John Terry(C), Kurt Zouma, Branislav Ivanovic| Nemanja Matic, John Obi Mikel| Willian, Pedro, Oscar| Diego Costa.
Manchester United: David de Gea, Phil Jones, Blind, Smalling, Darmian| Morgan Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger| Depay, Rooney(C), Lingard| Anthony Martial.
Chelsea vs Man United Tactical Setup
Both the teams are expected to come up with a 4-2-3-1 formation and a hold-up play. Certainly, both of them would focus on not losing the game and will be defensive in nature. Keeping the ball will be a decisive factor.
Once again, expectations will be much high from Martial, Rooney and Lingard. The Blues will have to depend on Costa to open up the scoring for the home side.
Besides, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard will be expected to come up as substitutes for their respective teams. A rough game is also being expected.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Prediction
If predictions are to be believed, then Costa will open up the score line and Martial will bag the game’s second goal to provide United an equalizer. So, 1-1 might be the most probable outcome, with Martial as the man of the match.
Betting Odds: Chelsea win – 2.15, Draw – 3.30, Man United win – 3.90
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