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Chelsea vs Man United: Premier League preview and predictions

With Manchester City’s winning streak putting them 10 points clear of second-paced United, the real drama at the top looks set to be the battle for Champions League qualification.

United are sitting pretty six points ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea, but with plenty of teams still harbouring hopes of a top-four finish, a bad result against a direct rival such as Chelsea could turn things upside down.

Chelsea are still lacking a clinical edge, but a fine 1-0 Champions League win at Atletico Madrid in midweek will see Tuchel’s side enter this game on a real high – and it will be up to the Blues to chase down the Red Devils.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Chelsea vs Man Utd is scheduled for a 4:30pm GMT kick-off on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at Stamford Bridge due to coronavirus restrictions.

How to watch Chelsea vs Man Utd

TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the SkyGo app.

Chelsea vs Man Utd team news

Chelsea remain without Thiago Silva, who has been out since February 4 due to a thigh injury. Tuchel confirmed Silva should return to full training next week, and has no other injury concerns.

Chelsea provisional squad: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Mount, Werner, Giroud, Arrizabalaga, James, Zouma, Chilwell, Kante, Havertz, Ziyech, Pulisic, Abraham, Caballero, Emerson, Gilmour.

Solskjaer is hoping Edinson Cavani, Donny Van De Beek and Scott McTominay can return for United. Cavani and Van De Beek have missed the past three matches with muscle complaints, while McTominay has been absent since coming off 60 minutes into last week’s Europa League last-32 first-leg win against Real Sociedad.

Daniel James will be assessed after limping off in Thursday’s second leg and Solskjaer has confirmed Juan Mata will be out for a couple of weeks, joining Paul Pogba (thigh), Phil Jones (knee) and Hannibal Mejbri (shoulder) on the sidelines.

Manchester United provisional squad: De Gea, Henderson, Grant, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, Bailly, Lindelof, Maguire, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Telles, McTominay, Matic, Van De Beek, Fred, Fernandes, Diallo, James, Shoretire, Greenwood, Martial, Rashford, Cavani

Lineups

Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Werner; Giroud

Manchester United: De Gea; Bailly, Lindelof, Maguire; Wan-Bissaka, Matic, Fred, Shaw; Bruno Fernandes; Greenwood, Rashford

Chelsea vs Man Utd prediction: 1-1 draw

Tuchel is yet to taste defeat as Chelsea boss, so United will have to be tactically sound to outsmart the German coach. A tight draw is the most likely result.

Chelsea vs Man Utd Premier League head to head (h2h) results

Last meeting: Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea (24/10/2020)

Chelsea vs Man Utd betting tips and odds

Draw: Between 12/5 and 5/2


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