Man United vs Chelsea – Preview and Prediction

Man United will host Chelsea at Old Trafford on 6th December for the English Premier League‘s anticipated mid-week fixture.

Sitting at 7th in the standings, Man United needs a win to start crawling back to the top four, while the Blues, who have won only two from the last five games, are trying to move for better positions rather than at 10th.

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However, the two sides need something in common: avoid back-to-back defeats in the Premier League.

Team news

Man United team news

Former Chelsea’s golden boy Mason Mount may have to watch from the stand as he is still on the road to recovery. The same situation is with Jonny Evans, Christian Eriksen, and Amad.

Meanwhile, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, and Casemiro are still sidelined for the Reds. After not making the bench at Newcastle, Dan Gore and Hannibal may be in contention for a place in the matchday squad.

Skipper Bruno Fernandes is one booking away from a domestic suspension.

Bruno Fernades will be key player for Man United
Bruno Fernades will be key player for Man United


It can not be any more complicated for Mauricio Pochettino as the Argentinian tactician has a long list of injuries, including Ben Chilwell, Wesley Fofana, Trevoh Chalobah, and Carney Chukwuemeka. However, Reece James and Marc Cucurella are back from their suspensions, and there are suggestions that Malo Gusto, Romeo Lavia, and Christopher Nkunku could all be available for the journey north.

Conor Gallagher is banned for Wednesday’s clash after being shown a second yellow card in the 3-2 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion for a foul on Billy Gilmour.



  • Manchester United are unbeaten in 11 league games against Chelsea since losing 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in November 2017 (W4, D7).
  •  The Blues’ last Premier League win away to United was 1-0 in May 2013. They have drawn six and lost four of their subsequent 10 top-flight fixtures at Old Trafford.
  •  There have been 26 Premier League draws between these sides, the highest total of any fixture in the competition’s history.

Manchester United

  • Manchester United have lost three of their past five Premier League home fixtures.
  •  The Red Devils have yet to score before half-time in six of their seven home league games this season.
  •  Erik ten Hag’s team has not shared the points in a league match since their 2-2 draw at Tottenham on 27 April, winning 13 and losing eight of their 21 fixtures.
  •  Marcus Rashford has scored twice in 18 games for United this season and has failed to net in any of his 10 appearances at Old Trafford.


  • The Blues have lost 16 of their 37 league fixtures in 2023. Only in 1993, when they were beaten 20 times, have they lost as many Premier League matches in a calendar year.
  •  Chelsea have won three of their last four away league games, one more than they managed in their 16 attempts (D5, L9).
  •  They have won one of their past 10 midweek matches in the Premier League (D3, L6), losing five of their last six on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
  •  Mauricio Pochettino’s side have gone seven top-flight games without keeping a clean sheet, conceding 16 goals.
  •  Manchester United are the side Raheem Sterling has faced most often in his career without ever scoring, with the Englishman making 24 league and cup appearances against them.
Man United vs Chelsea
Man United vs Chelsea

Manchester United’s possible starting lineup:

Onana; Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw; McTominay, Mainoo; Antony, Fernandes, Garnacho; Hojlund

Chelsea’s possible starting lineup:

Sanchez; James, Disasi, Badiashile, Colwill; Fernandez, Caicedo; Sterling, Palmer, Mudryk; Jackson


Man United 1-1 Chelsea

It will be a tight game with no one leave thoroughly happy, but a draw will be justified for both.

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