Manchester United will travel to London this Saturday to face Premier League rivals Chelsea in the biggest fixture of Game Week 13 of the 2022/23 Premier League season.
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London)
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions (W5, D2).
The Blues have kept five clean sheets in a row.
They have scored 2+ goals in four of their last five home games.
The hosts are unbeaten in their last ten home games in all competitions (W6, D4).
Manchester United have kept three clean sheets in their last three games.
They have won four of their last five away games in all competitions.
The Red Devils have failed to score only once in their last seven competitive games.
There has been 173 yellow cards and ten red cards in this fixture in the Premier League.
Head to head
In 60 Premier League meetings between both sides, Chelsea slightly edge out Manchester United with 18 wins against the Red Devil’s 17 wins.
Latest performances in all competitions
Manchester United: W-D-W-W-W
Chelsea will look to continue their unbeaten run in the Premier League under Graham when they take on Manchester United at Stamford bridge.
The Blues saw their three-game winning streak broken by Brentford last Wednesday. Graham Potter fielded a weaker team against Thomas Frank’s side, with the game against Manchester United in mind, with the likes of Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling and Thiago Silva starting on the bench. Mason Mount was also taken off just after the hour mark.
The result of this experiment was a goalless draw against the Bees, no thanks to a wasteful Brentford side who missed many opportunities to steal all three points from the Blues.
Kepa Arrizabalaga was in inspired form once more for the away side and deservedly took home the man of the match award after thwarting Thomas Frank’s side on several occasions.
Chelsea come into this game one point ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United after dropping points at Brentford. The game against Erik Ten Hag’s side, therefore, becomes all the more important for Graham Potter’s side as they look to solidify their spot in the top four.
Chelsea come into this game unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions, with five wins. The Blues, therefore, come into this game with momentum on their side and therefore will fancy their chances of getting a good result against the Red Devils.
Possible Chelsea starting line-up
Kepa Arrizabalaga; César Azpilicueta, Kalidou Koulibaly, Thiago Silva; Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Marc Cucurella; Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Injured: Ngolo Kante, Wesley Fofana, Reece James
Doubtful: Conor Gallagher
Manchester United put in a great performance on Wednesday night to stun Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Goals from Fred and Bruno Fernandes handed Erik Ten Hag’s side all three points as they inched closer to the top four.
The win over Antonio Conte’s side was arguably Manchester United’s best performance this season, with a complete team performance that saw the Red Devils keep an impressive Tottenham Hotspur attacking duo of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min silent for the entire game.
Manchester United have been on an upward trajectory since the appointment of Erik Ten Hag, and despite suffering some heavy defeats along the way this season, the Red Devils have remained in contention for the top four, and Erik Ten Hag will be keen to see his side climb into the top four with a win over Graham Potter’s side.
The Red Devils have not enjoyed the best of results in this fixture in recent times. With four draws and one loss, Erik Ten Hag will be keen to get his record against the Blues off to a good start.
Possible Manchester United starting line-up
David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Rafael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw; Casemiro, Scott McTominay; Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho, Anthony; Marcus Rashford.
Injured: Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Anthony Martial
Doubtful: Donny van de Beek
Chelsea 1-2 Manchester United