Chelsea welcomes Manchester United at Stamford bridge this Saturday in an encounter that could go either way. Both teams looked to be in good form recently and have fairly equal potentials in terms of players comparison.
The first leg of the fixture at Old Trafford ended in stalemate but this time this match all the making of a classic as both teams want a win desperately.
Manchester United will be looking to continue their winning form in order to stand a chance to get back into the top four. While Chelsea are struggling together to get their season back on track as they are still in the second half of the table.
Chelsea vs Manchester United : Form Comparison
Manchester United are firing all cylinders with there front-men doing what they are paid to do. Manchester United have scored six goals in their last two games in all competition with Rooney getting his name on the score sheet in both games.
Chelsea have seen signs of improvement since Guus Hiddink took charge, but they are still in the bottom half of the table. They are unbeaten in the last eight, but just 3 wins from 8, shows they need to improve much even to see themselves finishing in the top half this season.
Chelsea : Team news
New Chelsea signing Alexandre Pato is still considered not fit and could be ruled out for this match. Eden Hazard is finally ready to start while Gary Cahil may start again from the bench.
Chelsea: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Courtois – Azpilicueta, Terry, Zouma, Ivanovic – Matic, Fabregas – Willian, Hazard, Oscar – Costa.
Manchester United : Team news
Darmain Matteo could start for the Red Devils but Schweinstiger, Phil Jones, Ashley yound, Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw are still on the road to recovery.
Manchester United: Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1)
De Gea – Darmian, Borthwick-Jackson, Blind, Smalling – Carrick, Schneiderlin – Lingaard, Mata, Martial – Rooney
Head to Head
Chelsea have never lost against Manchester United since the reign of Louis Van Gaal, and Stamford Bridge has never favoured the Dutchman.
Manchester United lost the last time both teams met at Stamford Bridge and played out a draw in their last meeting on October at Old Trafford.
Chelsea vs Manchester United : Prediction
The rivalry between these two teams are so high that every thing is at stake in this game, fans bragging rights, team superiority e.t.c. The game will always go out to who wants it most but I think it’s the Red Devil’s game as they are in better shape.
I say Chelsea 1-2 Manchester United