And Manchester enters today’s game in ninth place with 35 points, while Chelsea comes in fourth with 41 points, and guests are looking to achieve the three match points for the feet in the table and stop Blues, one of the direct competitors on the qualification card for the Champions League next season.
Ole Gunnar Solshire’s men, returning from a camp in Spain during the winter break, are looking to continue positive results against Blues recently and boost competition for Champions League qualifying places, as United are six points behind fourth-placed Frank Lampard in the English Premier League table Excellent, so winning in London will be a major boost to the top four.
Ole has an impressive record against Chelsea as a coach with United, and has enjoyed four unbeaten clashes against the Blues, while winning both previous visits to Stamford Bridge, and Marcus Rashford led the demons to win 4-0 against the UEFA Champions League title on the opening day of the current season and repeat that again In October Stamford Bridge, when he scored two goals during the Carabao Cup 2-1 victory.
Anthony Taylor is the referee of today’s game. He is 41 years old and has previously managed the two teams’ match at Old Trafford at the start of the season, along with 3 other United matches, in which he beat Manchester City in December and Norwich in January, while the team lost with him 2-0 against West Ham in September.
On the other hand, Chelsea will enter the match today in search of revenge and put an end to Solshire’s superiority, and despite the apparent superiority of United, but coach Frank Lampard said in the press conference for the meeting that the superiority of Manchester United in the last two encounters does not necessarily mean the victory of the Red Devils in today’s meeting and explained, saying : “I do not want to refer to an old meeting in which we lost 4-0, the goals we received did not like, the Cup match we had changed a lot of players, these two meetings ended a while ago, we have to focus in the next meeting.”
Christian Polisic and Loftus Schick are absent from the two teams in today’s match, while doubts arise about the participation of Tammy Abraham of the injury. The last winter transfers from Shanghai Shenhua China.