Man U vs. Chelsea
Venue: Old Trafford
Kick off: 4PM
Chelsea take on Manchester United at Old Trafford in the standout fixture of matchweek 33 in the Premier League, aiming to take another step closer to lifting the title.
The Blues are unbeaten in 12 matches against their rivals and will be hoping to get one over on former boss, Jose Mourinho, once again, a little over a month after knocking the Red Devils out of the FA Cup.
United remain somewhat at a crossroads heading into the final stretch of the campaign, potentially ending the season with two trophies and Champions League football, or with just the EFL Cup to show for their first campaign under Mourinho.
Whether this season gets marked as a success now essentially comes down to how they perform in the Europa League, which the Special One has himself admitted in recent weeks by prioritising a competition that he refused to give a second look to in the autumn.
Despite Tottenham’s best efforts in recent weeks, putting together an impressive run of 14 wins in their last 17 outings, Conte can now almost touch a fourth domestic title success in four attempts.
A shock defeat to London rivals Crystal Palace on home soil a fortnight ago may well have given Chelsea the jitters at this vital point in the season, though that proved to be far from the case as they have since recorded back-to-back wins to once again look comfortable at the summit.
The Blues have looked impressive on the whole, even accounting for the dropped home points against Palace, winning five of their last six league matches and having a nice run of fixtures to continue building momentum following today’s clash with United.
Unbeatable they are certainly not, but Chelsea are at the top of the division for a reason and know that three more points at the Theatre of Dreams today and the first letter of their name can surely be carved into the top-flight crown.
Man U Possible XI: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Rojo, Blind, Fellaini, Herrera, Lingard, Pogba, Rashford, Ibrahimovic.
Chelsea Possible XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Matic, Kante, Alonso, Willian, Costa, Hazard.