Premier League – Round 13 preview: Chelsea welcomes Manchester United

The hit hit will take place on Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening, where the leader Chelsea will welcome the troubled Manchester United to the league. While The Blues operate as a well-oiled machine and have lost points in only three cases this year, Manchester United is far behind expectations. After the summer arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphaël Varan and Jadon Sanch, a fierce fight for the title was expected, instead the Red Devils are on their Sunday opponent after twelve games in ninth place with a loss of twelve points.

This poor form also took the place of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was fired earlier this week. The visiting team will be led by Michael Carrick in Sunday’s race, but he should soon be replaced by the experienced German Ralph Rangnick, whose appointment seems to fall.

After the October national team break, Thomas Tuchel’s team got into excellent gaming and results. In mid-October, Chelsea defeated the newcomer from Brentford with great luck, but since then her performances have risen significantly. The leader of the table gradually dealt with Norwich, Newcastle and Leicester City, in the Champions League he again defeated Malmö and in a week he managed to declare the famous Juventus 4: 0.

Tuchela can only regret a home draw with Burnley, in which players in blue jerseys burned an unusually large number of chances and in the end were also punished for their lightness. The German manager was still injured by Ben Chilwell – who injured his anterior cruciate ligament in his knee at the end of the battle with Juventus and will be on the list of injured in the coming weeks. The exact length is not yet known – the English quarterback will be out of the game until the beginning of the new year, then he will decide whether he will have to undergo surgery – and this would lose the rest of this year – or whether his injuries will heal naturally and be able to re-engage. into the training process.

The Manchester United management has been really busy in the last week. Although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was able to enjoy great confidence, he still couldn’t stand on the bench. His embarrassing performance at Watford’s court, where Manchester United lost sensationally 1: 4, was fatal to him. The team was temporarily taken over by assistant Michael Carrick, who recorded his first win of the week when his charges defeated the Spanish Villarreal and secured promotion to the eighth finals of the Champions League. Behind the scenes, however, a contract is already prepared for the experienced German fighter Ralph Rangnick, who should lead the “Red Devils” by the end of the 2021/22 season, after which he should then move to the role of consultant. We will see in the coming days and weeks whether this Manchester United plan will materialize.

The home team will miss the injured Ben Chilwell, midfielder Mateo Kovačić will remain out of the game due to a muscle injury, and midfielder N’Gola Kantého is also extremely unlikely to start. However, Romelu Lukaku, who is likely to start on the substitutes’ bench, should be available, as should Kai Havertz, who missed a match with Juventus due to muscle problems.

Manchester United will have to do without the captain Maguire, the question mark hovers over the health of another defender, Luka Shaw. Paul Pogba or defender Raphaël Varane will not be one hundred percent interfering in the match, while the fate of the pair Fred and Cavani will be decided just before the kick-off.

Mendy – Christensen, Silva, Rüdiger – James, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Alonso – Mount, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi

De Gea – Wan Bissaka, Bially, Lindelof, Shaw – McTominay, Fred – Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Rahsford – Cristiano Ronaldo

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