Manchester United will face Chelsea at Old Trafford Stadium, in Manchester, at 36th Round of English Premier League. Manchester United against Chelsea is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in English Premier League. This round is very important fighting for positions in the league. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Manchester United facing big troubles in the last games of Premier League. Last game they lost at Old Trafford against constant rivals Manchester City. That was the second time in a row when they lost at Manchester’s derby. In general, their game looks poor and a week during the last two months. Man United now stands at 6th place in the Premier League. Moreover, they lost to Barcelona in both matches of Champions League Quarter-final, without scoring any goal. Manchester won 3 of the last 10 games in all competitions.
This season several players showed very great performance after Mourinho left the club. Paul Pogba scored 13 goals and made 9 assists, that why he joined PFA Team of the season. Romelu Lukaku scored 12, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford scored by 10 goals. Of course, Red Devils are the very young and talented team with potentially strong players, however, they need strong motivation from the manager. Hosts can play strongly counter-attacks, attack down the wings by strong wingers and play through the middle. All main squad players can join the squad since all of them are fit and ready to face Blues.
Chelsea was very lucky to stay at 4th place in Premier League even after a draw against Burnley. Arsenal and Manchester United both lost their 35th Round and saved Chelsea’s points difference. The Blues are very strong at possessing the ball since M. Sarri likes to control the games and possession. However, sometimes that tactic doesn’t work well and they need to be more creative looking for other ways to succeed. One of the main season’s goal is to take tickets to Champions League group stage. There are still 3 matches left in PL so they need to save advantage and save their place. Moreover, Blues are still fighting in the UEFA Europa League. In Semi-Final they will face a great season in Europe playing Eintracht Frankfurt. The Blues failed to score in 5 of 7 last their away matches in PL.
Eden Hazard is the real Chelsea’s leader with 16 scored goals and 13 assists. Even with this great performance, he failed to be named among best players of the season. The Pensioners are great at controlling the game and possessing the ball. They play very fast, with short passes and often crosses. However, this tactic doesn’t work well against everyone. Unfortunately, Marcos Alonso, Marco van Ginkel and biggest lose Callum Hudson-Odoi will miss next match due to injuries.
The Reds already won against Chelsea this year at 1/8 Final of FA Cup by knocking them out. In total, in the last 5 games, United teams had won twice against each other and once played a draw at first round between them at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea failed to win against United already in 5 last matches at Old Trafford since the 2013 year.