Premier League Matchweek 6: Manchester United vs Chelsea - Predictions, betting tips and match preview
|United players celebrate Wan Bissaka's goal against Newcastle in their 4-1 win |
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Manchester United vs ChelseaOld Trafford5:30pm
Right in the midst of crisis, at a time confidence was low and inspiration too far to reach, Manchester United went to Paris and beat PSG last season, they did again on Tuesday.
In fact, anyone that saw the game against Newcastle up until the last eight minutes wouldn’t believe the said game ended 4-1 with the score line at 83minutes pegged at 1-1.
But goals from Aaron Wan Bissaka, Bruno Fernandes and Rashford late on gave the visitors all three points.
Chelsea have been hot and cold, absolutely nothing about Frank Lampard’s side inspires confidence.
The manner in which they dropped points in three of their last four premier league games begs for attention.
Considering how much they spent in the summer on reinforcements and how hard it has been for Kai Havertz and Timo Werner to impose themselves consistently, pressure is on the manager.
Manchester United bested Chelsea throughout last season except in the semifinal of the FA Cup.
In those defeats, Chelsea appeared to play better but United took their chances, this time, there’s no margin for error and excuses will not be allowed.
Frank Lampard can now call on Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech, that in some ways means he’ll have selection problems but isn’t that a good headache?
Lampard begins by reporting a clean bill of health for the majority of his squad: 'Kepa has a shoulder issue so won't travel to Manchester and Gilmour is a longer-term one.' The rest of the players are fit.#MUNCHE— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 23, 2020
Manchester United can also call on Edison Cavani, the Uruguay striker is coming with strong pedigree and influence but is he the answer to their questions?
Anthony Martial is still serving his ban from the red card against Spurs and that means the former PSG man can walk straight into the starting lineup, Alex Telles impressed against PSG, he’ll banish Luke Shaw to the bench without apologies.
This game has goals written all over it, it’s been a season of goals with an average return of 3.5 per game, the highest in decades.
This game will expose defensive challenges on both sides but it will be a cracker.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer can win this and silence critics or lose and get ex-players calling for his head again.
Frank Lampard can win this and banish the horrendous draw of last weekend or lose and get fans wondering if he’s the right man for the job. One for the neutrals regardless.