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Man United vs Chelsea: EPL Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

Man United vs Chelsea will be the final fixture of the elongated Gameweek 37 as we edge closer to the end of the Premier League season.

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Man United vs Chelsea will be the final fixture of the elongated Gameweek 37 as we edge closer to the end of the Premier League season.

Match Details:

  • Location: Manchester, England
  • Stadium: Old Trafford
  • Date: Thursday 25 May
  • Kick-off Time: 20:00 BST / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT
  • Referee: Stuart Attwell
  • VAR: Michael Salisbury

Man United vs Chelsea: Match Preview

Manchester United will look back at the 2022/23 season fondly, especially considering they lost their first two games. But the Red Devils have been one of the best teams in the Premier League since those defeats. And only a point remains between them and sealing a top-four finish.

Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag's charges will look to complete a cup double when they face Manchester City in the FA Cup final next month.

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On the other hand, Chelsea fans will not want to relive the memories of the ongoing campaign anytime soon. The Blues have been dreadful in the 2022/23 season, and they will finish outside the top half.

And that is ridiculous, considering they have spent well over half a billion euros in the last two transfer windows. But Frank Lampard will hope to end a forgettable term strongly.

The reverse fixture was a drab affair that got engrossing closer to the full-time whistle. And after Casemiro broke the deadlock in the 87th minute, Jorginho netted an injury-time equaliser to ensure Chelsea shared the spoils with Manchester City.

Team News:

Man United:

Marcus Rashford should be back fit after his return from an injury was halted by a fresh illness. After two games out, United's top scorer is on track to start again here.

There will, however, be no returns for Lisandro Martinez, Tom Heaton, Donny van de Beek, Marcel Sabitzer or Phil Jones.

Chelsea:

Frank Lampard's quest to build up Chelsea's fitness levels has, inevitably, led to a barrage of injuries. The latest admission to the treatment room is centre-back Benoit Badiashile, who will miss pre-season because of what has now been confirmed to be a hamstring injury.

It's a bit crowded in there already as Chelsea are also without Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, N'Golo Kante, Ben Chilwell, Armando Broja, Marc Cucurella, Reece James and Marcus Bettinelli.

Joao Felix, who missed the Manchester City defeat with a minor injury, should be fit enough to make the squad.

Man United vs Chelsea: Head to Head

Manchester United have a good historical record against Chelsea and have won 81 out of the 192 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Chelsea's 55 victories.

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 10 matches against Chelsea in the Premier League and could set a club record in this regard this week.

Chelsea are winless in their last nine matches away from home against Manchester United in the Premier League, with their previous such victory coming by a 1-0 scoreline in 2013.

Manchester United have played out draws in each of their last five matches against Chelsea in the Premier League and could set yet another club record in this regard this week.

Predicted Line-ups:

Man United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford

Chelsea (3-4-2-1): Kepa; Chalobah, Silva, Fofana; Azpilicueta, Fernandez, Loftus-Cheek, Hall; Gallagher, Madueke; Havertz

MU vs CHE: Fantasy XI

De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Fofana, Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandez, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford, Madueke

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