Today, Chelsea will receive Manchester United’s visit on Stamford Bridge, in a match in which Thomas Tuchel gives his first very difficult exam on the London bench. The German does not have big team problems and hopes to recover in time the Brazilian defender Thiago Silva, injured in the thigh.
But Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a much more difficult mission, as he cannot count on a number of important players at United, including Jones, Mata, Pogba, Cavani, James, McTominay and Van de Beek. But there are also the stars of the attack, Martial, Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, who promise to be at the top again in the derby of the stage. Chelsea has a team full of young players of great perspective and approaches the match with confidence, after a great victory in the Champions League, 1-0 with Atletico Madrid. Chelsea played very well in Bucharest, against Atletico, where the Euro goal scored by Giroud brought a deserved victory for the English, who dominated by possession and aggression. Chelsea is in 5th place (goal average 41-25), with four wins and a draw in the last five league games. With 43 points, Chelsea is only six “lengths” behind Manchester United (49 points), which is in 2nd place (goal average 53-32). United also has a long series of invincibility in the league, with solid performances lately.
KO – Sun 28 Feb @ 22:00 IST
PREDICTION: Total goals scored will be over 0.5