Premier League action returns this Saturday to Old Trafford. Manchester United will welcome Chelsea to the Theatre of Dreams in what promises to be a mouth-watering clash between the Premier League giants.
This will be the first time both teams meet in the league at Old Trafford since the opening day of last season. Chelsea will be hoping to avoid a repeat of that encounter, as they were thrashed 4-0 by the pacy Manchester giants.
The blues will be seeking to cause a turnaround in their recent form, which has seen them win just once in their last five games across all competitions. It may prove to be very difficult given that Frank Lampard has not won a single game against United. Moreover, Chelsea supporters will be confident in the ability of their young stars to cause United’s shaky backline serious problems. Recent games have seen the likes of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz find their form in front of goal.
Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard overhauled his attack during the summer, but his defense has shown it may require a similar overhaul, having conceded nine goals across five games in the league this season. However, a clean sheet in their last game against free-scoring Sevilla could be a boost to their confidence.
Manchester United on the other hand, are not any better. Currently, they languish at 15th on the table (though with a game in hand), have shipped in 12 goals across four games in the league and have also lost both home league games this season. Recent back to back wins against Newcastle and PSG may seem to be a turning point but a prior 6-1 thrashing at home against Tottenham still lingers in the minds of United Supporters.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be buoyed by his team’s recent form against their London rivals, having not lost in their last seven encounters at Old Trafford. Also, he could have new signing EdinsonCavani to call uponwho is fully fit after recovering from his bout with the Coronavirus.
If recent results are anything to go by, the Red Devils could count themselves as favorites in an expected goal-laden match. A win forSolskjaer would see his side move above Chelsea in the Standings.