Manchester United vs Chelsea Match Preview (2019)
Two of the biggest names in English football, Manchester United vs Chelsea, go head to head in this game, although both are far away from the league title’s that they are used to.
Both clubs are going through a transitional stage right now, especially Manchester United, who currently don’t have a permanent manager, they just have Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in temporary charge.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Head to Head
Last Three Meetings
- February 2019 – Chelsea 0-2 Manchester United
- October 2018 – Chelsea 2-2 Manchester United
- May 2018 – Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United
These teams met recently in the FA Cup, with Manchester United coming out on top and winning the game 2-0. That was a very good performance from The Red Devils, and anything similar to that should be enough to beat Chelsea again here.
Manchester United have a good record when playing at home to Chelsea, and you have to go back to 2013 to find the last time that Chelsea went to Old Trafford and won a game. With both teams struggling a little in recent times, Chelsea may see this as their chance to get one over on United.
Manchester United Team News
While Manchester United are not having their best season, the good news for fans is that they look a lot better under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer than they did under Jose Mourinho.
The team then looked devoid of ideas, while now they are playing with great freedom that Solskjaer has given them, and they look a threat every single time they go forward. Paul Pogba is clearly playing with a point to prove at the moment, and he is key to United’s chances of winning this game, if he plays well then the team usually plays well.
Chelsea Team News
It has also been a below-par season so far for Chelsea, and they will be looking forward to getting to the end of it and regroup.
However, Chelsea have a transfer ban hanging over them, they don’t have the chance to strengthen this summer. During the January transfer window, they brought new striker Gonzalo Higuain to the club and he has the chance to earn a deal for next season with good performances so expect him to trouble the Manchester United defence in this one.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Match Prediction
In years gone by we have seen these two battling it out to win league titles, but this year things are very different. They are both having a troublesome year by their very high standards, something they will be hoping to address and improve.
Of the two teams, Manchester United are playing the better football during the second half of the season and that is due to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the new life he has brought to the club. He could well get the job on a permanent basis in the summer, and I think he will be able to lead United to a win over Chelsea here.