Thomas Tuchel will be hoping to halt the recent dominance Manchester United have enjoyed over Chelsea when both sides meet in the Premier League’s Super Sunday clash at Stamford Bridge later today.
United trounced Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge last season in the Premier League and they would be hoping to replicate the same on Sunday; especially as they went unbeaten over 19 league games after that famous win a year ago
In fact, the Red Devils across all competitions have won their last three away games against Chelsea, winning in the FA Cup in February 2019, League Cup in October 2019 and Premier League in February 2020.
Desperate in their bid to break into the top-four, Chelsea would be eyeing all three points against Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s men who are second on the log behind high-flying Manchester City.
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Kickoff is 5:30 p.m. at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United starting XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; James, Fernandes, Rashford; Greenwood.
United subs: Henderson, Telles, Bailly, Tuanzebe, Williams, Matic, Van de Beek, Amad, Martial.
Chelsea Starting XI: Mendy;Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Chilwell; Kante, Kovacic, Mount; Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Giroud.
Subs: Kepa, James, Emerson, Alonso, Jorginho, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner
The game already underway at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea with a good move but Luke Shaw heads away the cross from Mason Mount to give the Blues the first corner kick of the game
Chelsea trying to initiate another attack
Manchester United win a throw-in and quickly taken by Luke Shaw
shot by Mason Mount is blocked
Marcus Rashford is ruled offside.
Quite dangerous challenge by Chelsea’s Mason Mount on Scott McTominay
Free kick for United in a promising position but Rashford’s effort is far from threatening
VAR – PENALTY ! – The referee has stopped the play. VAR check in progress, a potential penalty situation.
Penalty overturned.. Chelsea thank their stars
Victor Lindelof from Manchester United commits a foul by elbowing Olivier Giroud
Some sleek play by Chelsea as Callum Hudson-Odoi plays a 1-2 with Cesar Azpilicueta.
Ball possession: Chelsea: 66%, Manchester United: 34%.
Manchester United take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent’s half of the field
Olivier Giroud fails to find the target with a shot from outside the box
Good defensive work by N’Golo Kante who relieves the pressure for Chelsea
Play has been stopped because there is a player lying on the pitch
still a barren draw at Stamford Bridge as the first half enters the closing stages
Playback on and Giroud also attended to
Ziyech comes back onto the field for Chelsea after an initial injury scare
Manchester United piling the pressure on Chelsea but still 0-0
N’Golo Kante clears the danger but is forced to give away a corner as United keep piling the pressure on the hosts
Half Time.. Chelsea 0-0 Manchester United
Second half already underway but still goalless
Reece James from Chelsea crosses the ball but it is nowhere near the intended target
Daniel James ruled offside
Yellow card :Ben Chilwell commits a rough foul
Chance! Good effort by Marcus Rashford as he directs a shot on target, but the keeper saves it
Substitution: Olivier Giroud makes way for Pulisic
A big chance for United as Fred sends a shot inches wide. Close!
Chelsea despite having 12 attempts have just two on target while United have three shots on target
Mateo Kovacic shoots from outside the box, but David De Gea has it under control
Mendy also rushes out to make a save for Chelsea
Still 0-0 at Stamford Bridge
Another Chelsea substitution sees
Hakim Ziyech is leaving the field forTimo Werner
Also Manchester United’s
Mason Greenwood has been replaced by Anthony Martial
Yellow card for United’s Harry Maguire as he commits a rough foul
Good chance! Timo Werner directs a shot on target, but the keeper saves it
The fourth official shows there are 3 minute(s) of time to be added.
Another shot by Mason Mount is blocked
Full Time : Chelsea 0-0 Manchester United
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