Man United vs Chelsea Match Preview

The main event of Super Sunday sees the return of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard to make his managerial debut against another legend in Ole Gunnar Solskjær.


Man United vs Chelsea – Premier League 2019/20

Venue : Old Trafford

Date : Sunday , 11 August 2019

Kick-off : 4:30 PM BST


TEAM NEWS

Man United

Man United's only injury concern remain Eric Bailly who faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines. The rest of the squad is available for the game.

The situation between Paul Pogba and Man Utd remains an interesting one with Pogba earlier in the pre-season mentioning the fact that he wants a new challenge. Though there haven't been concrete offers for the world cup winner, it remains to be seen if Pogba stays with United for another season.

Chelsea

Antonio Rüdiger (knee), Callum-Hudson Odoi (foot) and Reece James (ankle) are nearing their returns but this game is a bit too early for any one of them to feature.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is the only long-term injury for the Blues while N'golo Kante will be assessed before the match.

Player Form

A lot of Man United's hopes depend on their best player Paul Pogba. Pogba was Man United's top-scorer with 13 goals 9 assists. However, with doubts regarding his situation and the departure of Romelu Lukaku much work has to be done by Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. The duo are not the players who score around 15-20 goals a season but they need to be more consistent in order for Man United to have a chance at top 4.

Chelsea, like United are rebuilding their squad and for the first time in years they have a lot of younger players in the squad. The squad does lack some experience but has got a lot of talent. One such guy is Tammy Abraham, the England U-21 international scored 26 goals in the Championship last season and the second time he has scored over 20+ goals in a single season in the Championship. With Tammy set to be first-choice, we hope to see more of him in the Premier League

Betting odds

Marcus Rashford to score anytime @9/5
Anthony Martial to score anytime @21/10
Tammy Abraham to score anytime @11/5
Ross Barkley to score anytime @5/1

Team Form

Man United had their worst defensive season in years as the Red Devils only managed seven clean sheets in the whole season. On top of that, the Red Devils conceded a massive 54 goals, the second most in the top 10 if the Premier League. However, the Red Devils were better in the attacking phase, as they were the 5th best scoring team in the league with 65 goals.

Chelsea had quite a mixed season. The Blues managed to keep the 3rd highest clean sheets in the league behind Liverpool and Man City and conceded the 3rd lowest goals in the league (level with Tottenham). In the attacking phase, the Blues lacked a goal scoring no.9 throughout the season. The Blues scored 63 goals, which could have been quite better given the number of chances created.

Betting odds

Over 0.5 goals @1/16
Under 0.5 goals @10/1
Over 1.5 goals @1/3
Under 1.5 goals @13/5

Prediction

Both teams have come from great pre-seasons but while Man United lack the quality in midfield, Chelsea have had their problems in defence. Also the departure of their most experienced defender David Luiz is a big blow for the Blues but you can never count them out. Despite Man United's home advantage, we expect this game to be a draw.

Betting odds

Man Utd to win @6/5
Chelsea to win @13/5
Draw @12/5

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