Manchester United and Chelsea meet at Old Trafford, in a match for the 6th round of the Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 3 wins and 2 draws in the last 5 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 11‑08‑2019, in a Premier League match which ended with Manchester United winning by (4‑0). The goals of the match were scored by M. Rashford (18 ‘and 67’), A. Martial (65 ‘) and D. James (81’) for Manchester United. In this game, the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Manchester United :
The home team is currently in the 15th position, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost at home to Tottenham Hotspur by (1‑6). In the last match, they won away against Newcastle United by (1‑4). This is a team that curiously has been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 games they have registered 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In their last match, for the UEFA Champions League, they beat PSG away by (1‑2). In their last 10 home games Manchester United have 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have always suffered goals in the last 4 matches, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have always scored at least one goal in the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 games, they conceded the first goal 7 times, but got the comeback in 3.
Manchester United comes to this game after a victory, by 1×2, in the visit to the PSG stadium, in a match for the group stage of the Champions League: the team’s goals were scored by Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford. Keep in mind that the local team beat Newcastle, 1×4, on the last day of the Premier League. In this match against Chelsea, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must favor maintaining possession of the ball and organized attacks, always with the aim of not offering space to his rival. Hypothetically, we will see this team lined up at 3-5-2, with Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani being the most advanced men: the Uruguayan will be able to make his debut in this match. Outside this game will be Anthony Martial, suspended, as well as Eric Bailly, injured.
After 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, the visiting team is currently in 8th position, with 8 points won. In their last match, they drew (3‑3) against Southampton at home, after having won at home in the previous match, in a match against Crystal Palace, by (4‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 victories, 5 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In their last match, for the UEFA Champions League, they drew with Sevilla at home by (0‑0). In their last away match, for the League Cup, they lost (5‑4), in a penalty shootout, against Tottenham Hotspur. In their last 10 away matches, Chelsea has registered 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 4 of the last 5 matches, so it has not presented great defensive strength, But its attack has scored regularly, since it has scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 42 of the last 61 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Chelsea come to this match after a draw, 0x0, against Sevilla, in a match for the Champions League. It should be noted that the Londoners have not lost three consecutive Premier League matches and in the last match they drew 3×3 against Southampton: the team’s goals were scored by Kai Havertz and Timo Werner (2). In this match at Old Trafford, coach Frank Lampard must favor tactical organization and quick transitions, however, in some moments of the game he must favor a more supported style of play: Christian Pulisic is responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process . Jorginho is the top scorer for this Chelsea team, with 3 goals scored. For this match the visiting coach can count on all his players.