EPL: Manchester United vs Chelsea: Team news, injuries, possible lineups

Posted on Feb 23 2018 - 6:39pm by admin

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United will continue their campaign for the English Premier League title at home against Chelsea on Sunday evening.

Mourinhno’s team returned from their Champions League First Leg game with a draw against Sevilla.

The last five games for United have seen them win two, draw one and lose two. The Red Devils are just three points ahead of Chelsea in the English topflight league.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned to training after he sustained knee injury as he hopes to start against Chelsea and show off his qualities.

Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones had missed the Champions League clash against Sevilla due to knocks they faced.

Marouane Fellaini is likely to be sidelined with a knee injury. Ander Herrera came off in the match against Sevilla as he sustained a foot injury in the game.

However, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea returned from their Champions League First Leg game with a draw against Barcelona.

Conte has everyone to call upon for the game except for David Luiz, who is currently sidelined with an ankle injury and will not be featuring in the clash against United. Tiemoue Bakayoko has a knock that he faced in training.

Ross Barkley was not selected in the game against Barcelona, but he has been attending the first team training sessions ahead of this big clash.

Chelsea need to secure a win against the Red Devils if they do not want to be behind Tottenham in the EPL table.

The last five meetings between the two sides saw Manchester United win only one game, while Chelsea won three of them, with one game played out for a 1-1 draw.

Potential Manchester United starting XI (4-2-3-1):

GK: De Gea

Defense: Young (LB), Smalling (CB), Bailly (CB), Valencia (RB)

Midfielder: Pogba (CM), Matic (CDM), Alexis Sanchez (LW), Lingard (CAM), Martial (RW)

Attack: Lukaku (ST)

Potential Chelsea starting XI (3-4-2-1):

GK: Courtois

Defense: Rudiger (LB), Christensen (CB), Azpilicueta (RB)

Midfielder: Fabregas (CDM), Kante (CDM), Alonso (LM), Moses (RM)

Attack: Pedro (LW), Hazard (ST), Willian (RW)

The Kick off time for the EPL match is 3.05 pm Nigerian time.

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