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How Chelsea could line up against Manchester United

Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up for Saturday's Premier League trip to face Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Chelsea will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday when they take on fellow top-four hopefuls Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The Blues have won just one of their last five games across all competitions, including a 3-3 draw with Southampton in their most recent league outing which saw them twice surrender the lead.

Chelsea were held to a goalless draw by Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday night too, while at the same time Manchester United were producing an impressive 2-1 victory away to Paris Saint-Germain.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Frank Lampard could set his side up for Saturday's trip to Manchester.



Possible CHE XI vs. MNU

Out: Billy Gilmour (knee), Kepa Arrizabalaga (shoulder)
Doubtful: Thiago Silva (knock)

> Click here for Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Chelsea's early-season injury troubles have now abated and they go into this game with almost a clean bill of health.

Long-term absentee Billy Gilmour is the only player missing for Lampard, who moved to ease concerns over the fitness of Thiago Silva after Tuesday's draw with Sevilla.

The summer arrival fell awkwardly in that match, but went on to finish the game and has not complained about the issue since, so he should be fine to start.

Edouard Mendy returned ahead of schedule for Sevilla's visit and kept a second clean sheet from two games since joining the club, prompting Lampard to declare him his number one keeper after the game.

A fully-fit squad leaves Lampard with an embarrassment of riches to choose from, particularly in the forward areas where Hakim Ziyech may again be forced to wait for his full Premier League debut.

Reece James could retain his spot above Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back, while Jorginho's form is also likely to be enough to keep Mateo Kovacic out of the team once again.

Timo Werner and Kai Havertz both opened their Premier League accounts for the Blues last time out and the German duo are expected to start again at Old Trafford.

> Click here to see how Manchester United could line up for this contest


Video prediction

Watch the Sports Mole Football Shorts prediction for this game below:


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Who will win Saturday's Premier League clash between Manchester United and Chelsea?

Man Utd
100%
Draw
0.0%
Chelsea
0.0%
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