Chelsea Team News vs Man United: Chilwell, Kante, Havertz

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Chelsea FC remain top of table, and their juggernaut of train just keeps cruising down the tracks, despite the injury bug biting them pretty hard. The Blues will have some more fitness concerns on Sunday, when Manchester United pay them a visit.

Can Thomas Tuchel make the right adjustments and substitutions to keep the good times rolling? Most likely, as they certainly have great squad depth, at every position. Let’s look at who could miss out on the action in this match.

Manchester United at Chelsea FYIs

Kick: Sun Nov 28, 4:30, Stamford Bridge

Starting XI Predictions:   Chelsea    Manchester United

Team News:  Chelsea   Manchester United

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Google Result Probability:  Chelsea win 61%  Draw 22%  Manchester United 17%

PL Standing, Form Guide:   Chelsea 1st, 29pts, WDWWW   Manchester United 8th, 17pts, LLWLL

We must start with the primary concern, Ben Chilwell, who got hurt in the rout of Juventus. It is thought that he suffered ligament damage to his knee against the Italian giants, and if that is the case, well, he’ll be sidelined for awhile then.

N’Golo Kante hobbled out of that match too, also with a knee injury albeit one that is way less severe. He faces a late fitness test. Kai Havertz is still battling a hamstring injury while Romelu Lukaku could see an increased role here.

Mateo Kovacic remains out of commission with a thigh problem.

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Prediction: Chelsea FC 2, Manchester United 0

Chelsea are heavily favored at -176, while United are substantial underdogs at +450. A draw can be had for +300, but we’re making the safe and conservative pick here.

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  1. John Mutinda says

    I think Manchester united will win 2-1at starfordbridge

  2. I think Chelsea will win 3-1 today

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