Preview: Manchester United vs. Chelsea

Preview: Man Utd vs. Chelsea
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Sports Mole looks ahead to Sunday's Premier League clash between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Chelsea travel to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon looking to cement their place in the top four of the Premier League.

Having secured a place in the Europa League final on Thursday evening by overcoming Basel, Rafael Benitez's men will be hoping to move a step closer to securing Champions League football for next season.

United, who have nothing left to play for after wrapping up the Premier League title, will be looking to improve on their 1-1 draw at Arsenal last weekend.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side will also have further motivation to beat Chelsea after the Blues knocked them out of both domestic cups this season.

Ferguson may make a change to the team which started against Arsenal as Shinji Kagawa is expected to replace Nani on the left side of midfield. Ashley Young is ruled out with an ankle injury, while Nemanja Vidic and Danny Welbeck are doubtful due to injuries.

Benitez is likely to make changes to the side which beat Basel, with John Terry, Ashley Cole and Demba Ba expected to return to the starting XI.

Recent form

Man Utd: WLWDWD

Chelsea: WLWWDW

Possible starting lineups

Man Utd: De Gea; Rafael, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra; Jones, Carrick, Valencia, Rooney, Kagawa; Van Persie

Chelsea: Cech; Azpilicueta, Terry, Ivanovic, Cole; Luiz, Mikel, Mata, Oscar, Hazard; Ba

Sports Mole says: 2-1

Chelsea's Fernando Torres celebrates scoring against FC Basel on May 2, 2013
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2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
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10Watford2375113342-926
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12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
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16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
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