Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Chelsea FC

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The Saturday matinee in the Premier League this weekend, is the headliner fixture of Chelsea FC and Manchester United. It’s a blockbuster match-up of two big six clubs with a roster that’s not producing at a level anywhere near what’s expected of their high paygrade.

Best teams that money can buy they are certainly not, but United looked like all they can be, at least for one night, by beating the most mercenary and free-spending team on the planet, Paris Saint-Germain at their building!

Chelsea FC at Manchester United FYIs
Kickoff:  12:30pm ET,    5:30 BST Saturday,  October 24,  Old Trafford

Odds:    United (+140)    Chelsea FC win (+175)    Draw (+260)

Starting XI Predictions:  Chelsea FC

Team News for both sides: go to this link
TV Channel:   NBC (US)    Sky Sports Main Event (UK)

Take a bow, and pump that fist, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“These boys can play. They enjoyed it,” he said.  “Attitude, work rate… you know the team spirit has been fantastic since they’ve come back from the international break so it’s been brilliant. I’m just happy for them. I know we have quite a few possibilities in the way we’re playing of course and you have to look at the opposition and how you want to play.”

Now let’s see if they can keep it up against a Chelsea side which has has two 3-3 draws in League play that well define the mixed bag of results that has been their season.

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All Axel Tuanzebe did was play for the first time in nearly a year, and help keep Neymar and Kylian Mbappe off the scoresheet. We like OGS to continue with a back three of him, Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof. May not sound so menacing, but look at what they just did against PSG.

They’ll line up in front David de Gea, who has been on a tear lately, showing his detractors in this world that he is not in fact washed. Look for Paul Pogba to be elevated from super sub into the first XI here while the final third should see a whole lot of changes.

Mason Greenwood, who’s missed out on the last two due to what everyone thinks is an internal suspension, but Solskjaer maintains is an unidentified injury, should get a run, as should Edinson Cavani, the guy United inexplicably waited until the last possible minute to go and get.

Look for the long time PSG man to get his first appearance in a United shirt here.

Manchester United Starting XI Predicition vs Chelsea FC

Cavani

Rashford    Fernandes    Greenwood

Pogba      McTominay       Fred

Shaw      Tuanzebe      Lindelof

De Gea

Prediction: United 2, Chelsea FC 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. Okello D.Templar says

    OGS should start Telles and AWB on the starting 11 Pagba and Greenwood should start from bench

  2. John Akpa Sensible says

    1-3

  3. Man utd 1-3 Chelsea

  4. Telles and mata should start. United 3-1 Chealse

  5. Kolawole David says

    Looking at this formation without any wing back make me laugh. Expect AWB and TELLEX If at all he will go for this formation (3-5-2) Rashford to score brace.

  6. Abdullahi Hassan says

    I know its a prediction AWB, TELLES MATA should be on the starting line-up if ole want to win mutch pogba Greenwood will be our supper sub

  7. I am a Chelsea fan Chelsea, I think Chelsea should start Pulisic,Ziyech and rudiger.But I predict a 2-2 draw or 3-2 to man united.

  8. Hope for the best as the team is currently in a perfect state and we all believe in ole Gunnar solskjaer ?????

  9. ALORO FIKMAN 4 me am sure its 3-1 win for united but presure will be too much………manutd

  10. Man utd will win 3_0

  11. They should start telles and mata

  12. Adebola Adesanwo says

    manu3-0chelsea

  13. VAN DE SHOULD START AND TELLES

  14. KAYA KYAMULINGA says

    BISSAKA SHOULD START

  15. marcus richard says

    ALEX Tua should start instead of Harry ma man.u 3.1chelsea 24 oct 2020

  16. Pinto tommy says

    Where is bissaka

  17. bt where is bissaka man u 3 chealse 1

  18. Its a man united win

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