Game: Chelsea – Manchester United
Date: 19 January, Sunday 2014 year
Start time: 16:00 GMT
Chelsea hosts Manchester United in game of the 22 round of Premiership. Before this match, Chelsea is on 3th position in the stantings with 46 points, while “The Red Devils” are on 7th position with 37 point, nine points behind “The Blues”.
Chelsea is in great form and in a series of five consecutive wins in all competitions. In its last match “The Blues” beat Hull City with 2-0 as away after goals from Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres. Hazard is in great shape as he was top scorer of the team with 9 goals in the Premier League.
In the match against Manchester United, Jose Mourinho will not be able to rely on three players. These are injured Frank Lampard, Branislav Ivanovic and Marco van Ginkel. In the absence of Lampard almost certain as a starter in the midfield will again David Luiz.
Manchester United started the year nightmare, registering three consecutive defeats. In the last round, however, the team of David Moyes returned to winning ways, beating Swansea with 2-0 at “Old Traford”.
Team striker Wayne Rooney could return to the game on Sunday, once must have healed his injury. David Moyes, however, still will not be able to rely on the most powerful weapon – Robin van Persie. Scottish specialist will be able to rely more injured Luis Nani, Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini.
Chelsea have not lost to Manchester United in the last five games between them. “The Blues” should take advantage of the current form of “Red Devils” and to inflict a decisive blow to his rival with which to forget about the title.
Facts before match:
Chelsea have won 10 of their last 11 home matches in the Premier League.
Man Utd have won 5 of their last 6 matches in the Premier League.
Chelsea have scored at least 2 goals in 14 of their last 15 home matches in the Premier League.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Chelsea’s last 7 home games in the Premier League.