The Red Devils are heading into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 win away to Bournemouth last Sunday, while the visitors suffered a 1-0 defeat against champions Manchester City.
Needing just one point to seal top four finish, Manchester United will host Chelsea in their final home Premier League fixture of the season at Old Trafford on Thursday. The hosts are currently occupying fourth spot in the English top flight standings, having collected 69 points from 36 games, three points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool, who have played a game more. The Blues, meanwhile, are languishing at the 12th position with 43 points to their name. The Red Devils are heading into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 win away to Bournemouth last Sunday, while the visitors suffered a 1-0 defeat against champions Manchester City.
The @PremierLeague is calling! ☎️#MUFC || #MUNCHE
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 25, 2023
Manchester United secured their 21st league-win of the season against Bournemouth last time out thanks to Casemiro’s lone goal inside the opening nine minutes at Vitality Stadium. Meanwhile, David de Gea, for all the criticisms he has received this season, posted a 17th league clean sheet of the season to collect the Golden Glove. Avoiding a defeat on Thursday will seal Eric ten Hag’s side’s place in the next season’s Champions League alongside Manchester City, Arsenal and Newcastle United from England. Manchester United will be hoping to wrap-up the top four finish in the mid-week before taking on arch rivals Man City in the FA Cup final on June 3. Meanwhile, the Red Devils have been brilliant at home this term, having lost only one of their 17 league-matches at old Trafford, while taking 42 points from a possible 51.
Chelsea, on the other hand, have had a disastrous campaign, having won just 11 of their 36 top flight games to be sitting at the bottom half of the table. The Blues have won only one of their last ten league-games, while recording six defeats in the period. Frank Lampard’s men suffered their 15th Premier League defeat of the season against Man City last time out courtesy of Julian Alvarez’s lone goal in the first-half. Chelsea can now finish only as high as 11 and any hopes the London club have of redemption on Manchester soil will not be helped by a meagre record of just 19 points taken from their 18 away league games.
Manchester United probable starting lineup: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw, Casemiro, Eriksen, Antony, Fernandes, Sancho, Rashford
Chelsea probable starting lineup: Kepa, Chalobah, Silva, Fofana, Azpilicueta, Fernandez, Loftus-Cheek, Hall, Gallagher, Havertz, Sterling
|West Ham||1-0 (L)|
|Aston Villa||1-0 (W_|
|Man City||1-0 (L)|
|Last 5 match-results||Score|
|Chelsea draw Manchester United||1-1|
|Manchester United draw Chelsea||1-1|
|Chelsea draw Manchester United||1-1|
|Chelsea draw Manchester||0-0|
|Manchester United draw Chelsea||0-0|
the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea will take place at Old Trafford on Friday at 12:30 am IST.
|Manchester United vs Chelsea||Key Details|
|Date||May 25 (UK)|
|Kickoff time in UK||8:00 pm (Thursday)|
|kickoff time in India||12:30 am (Friday)|
the live telecast of the Premier League matches in India will be available on Star Sports network. Besides, football fans in India can also live stream through Juio TV and Hotstar VIP. Meanwhile, those in UK can catch the live action via Sky Ultra HD, Talksport Radio UK, sky Sports Main Event, Sky Go Extra, Sky Sports Premier League.
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