Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction at Manchester United

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Christian Pulisic, one of ten Americans to feature in this season’s Champions League (a new record), is back at 100% for Chelsea this season, and it won’t be long until he starts filling up the score sheet again like he did during Project Restart. That is of course, provided Frank Lampard puts him on the left flank, where he belongs, and keeps him there.

Saturday sees Chelsea visit Manchester United, Pulisic’s favorite club as a boy growing up in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It is a match that could see the American finally starting together alongside all the high priced 2020 transfer window additions in attack.

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The match kicks off at 12:30pm ET, 5:30pm BST on Saturday, October 24 at Old Trafford in Manchester. If you’re the betting type, like the customers who go to 77betsg, then you’ll see that the odds are clearly in United’s favor here. They are typically backed to win at about (+140), with a Chelsea win typically priced at (+175). The market price for a draw is (+260). This game will be televised on NBC in the U.S. Sky Sports Main Event in the U.K.

Starting XI Predictions:  Manchester United

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Hakim Ziyech will be looking for his first Chelsea start, and then you have the two German imports from the Bundesliga, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz to round out the front four in the final third. This is it- what you have been waiting for Chelsea fans, the top attacking options in full fitness.

Of course, it’s going to take more than a high flying attacking third to win games and claim silverware. The southwest London club must find the right balance between defense and offense.

“We’ve got to find a balance,” Pulisic said. “Obviously we want to create more chances and I want to help with that. We got to find a way to do both… Fitness-wise I feel great. I’m getting back to where I was. I feel strong and I feel like I can play 90 minutes. I’m happy.”

Looking to the middle and the back, this match could see Cesar Azpilcueta and Mateo Kovacic could come in to the starting lineup. The 4-2-3-1 formation, if manager Frank Lampard decides to go with it, will have two defensive/holding midfielders and we think the pairing choice is clear in that regards.

And while Kurt Zouma seems to be a first choice central defender, he’s made a critical error here and there and that makes us believes Antonio Rudiger should get a chance to come back into the first 11.

Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction (4-2-3-1) at Manchester United

Werner

Pulisic     Havertz     Ziyech

Kovacic     Kante

Chilwell      Rudiger     Silva      Azpilicueta

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Prediction: United 2, Chelsea 1

United have not lost three home games to open a season since 1930, and they haven’t dropped three straight home games at any point in a season since 1979.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. chelasea 3 manu.1

  2. Chelsea win with 3-1
    My prediction; Man utd 1-3 Chelsea

  3. Felix omondi says

    Che 2 man u 0

  4. Let’s see if FrAnk can put his BIAS away and start this attack where we all know they should be

  5. Chelsea 2 MAN U 2

  6. MAN U 3 CHELSEA 2

  7. KAYABULA KYAMULINGA says

    2:2

  8. Tomaya Fred says

    Man u 2 : 3 Chelsea

  9. Dongo Amuza says

    Chelsea 1 : 4 Man U

  10. Johneri eli says

    Man.u 2:chelsea 1

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