CHE vs MUN DREAM11 Match Preview:
It’s the Clash of the Titans in Premier League when Manchester United turn hosts to Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will look to wash-off the haunting memories of last season’s finale and get a win under his belt against Arch-rivals Chelsea who themselves have a Club legend at the helm in Frank Lampard.
Manchester United vs Chelsea
August 11, 21:00 (IST)
Man United: DWWWWW
The Red Devils summer acquisitions are:
Daniel James – Swansea, £15m
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – Crystal Palace, £45m
Harry Maguire – Leicester, £80m
Despite having signed only a week ago, Harry Maguire will be in line to make his competitive debut for United alongside Victor Lindelof in central defense.
Fellow summer joinees Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka also join the action right from the off as top-four rivals Chelsea will provide a stern test.
Anthony Martial featured as number nine during United’s pre-season and is expected to occupy that spot with Marcus Rashford pushed put wide on the left.
Mason Greenwood who has impressed one and all with his pre-season exploits may take his rightful place on the bench.
Despite all the speculations regarding his future, Paul Pogba remains an United player till now, and it would be a surprise should he does not feature on Sunday.
Injuries: Eric Bailly, Alexis Sanchez
Doubtful: Paul Pogba
MUN Playing 11 (Probables): De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Pogba, James, Lingard, Rashford, Martial.
The Blues have been plagued by a two-window transfer ban sanctioned on them by FIFA plus they have seen the likes of Eden Hazard and David Luiz leave in this transfer window.
Chelsea have signed Mateo Kovacic on a permanent deal from Real Madrid following his one-year loan stint at the club last season.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Antonio Rüdiger, and Callum Hudson-Odoi are all unavailable to Frank Lampard due to their long-term injuries.
However, N’Golo Kante’s return to training after a thigh problem may provide him with some respite.
Christian Pulisic will be in line to make his competitive debut for the Blues after impressing massively in the pre-season.
Two of Chelsea’s best performers Ross Barkley and Mason Mount will be up against each other for the number 10 spot, and it remains to be seen as to whether who gets the nod.
Pedro should occupy the other wing following Willian’s late arrival to Chelsea’s Pre-season owing to his international commitments.