Chelsea v Manchester United: Premier League Action on Match-day 13

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This Saturday sees Chelsea go head to head with Man U at Stamford Bridge – Kick-off 5:30pm GMT.

Man U, currently sitting in fifth place, face the formidable task of an away trip to Chelsea, who currently sit fourth in the League.

Chelsea go into this meeting with 20 points secured

Chelsea’s pride is now at stake, as they will not wish for another successive poor result. They recently drew 0-0 away to Brentford, which followed the loss to Aston Villa. They will be eager to improve in this next fixture.

Also, Chelsea keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five meetings is astonishing this season and they are looking worthy of the aspiration to qualify for Champion’s League football. With a fourth position in the league and 6 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws, they currently have 20 points in the League having won six fixtures, drawn two matches, and lost two meetings.

Chelsea have won three games and drawn one game of their four League matches at home this season.

Chelsea will have 23 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

Chelsea have a good scoring record this season, with 15 netted so far (14 from open play and one penalty). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Raheem Sterling (3), Mason Mount (2), and Kai Havertz (2). Chelsea have conceded 10 goals.

Injury and illness have depleted Graham Potter’s Chelsea and they will likely be missing four key personnel for Saturday’s match.

It’s 19 points so far for Manchester United this season, going into this game

It was three points secured for Man U in their last fixture, beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at Old Trafford.

Also, Man U keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last eight matches is astonishing this season. Now they have 6 matches won, 3 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in fifth place, with a total of 19 points having won six games, drawn one game, and lost three fixtures.

Man U have won three games and lost two meetings of their five League matches playing away this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Manchester United’s points from 19 to 22, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Man U will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (15). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Marcus Rashford (3), Antony (3), and Bruno Fernandes (2). Man U have shown a poor defensive display so far, having conceded 15 goals in their previous matches.

Man U are likely to be missing seven of their key players when they start Saturday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Chelsea v Manchester United – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Chelsea and Man U have faced each other 75 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Chelsea’s favour (25 – 21). In addition, Man U have not been able to over-turn Chelsea on the last two fixtures. Their most recent encounter in this competition was April 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.

Other players of note for Chelsea are Mason Mount and Kai Havertz with two goals and two goals respectively and for Man U are Marcus Rashford and Antony with three goals each.