PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW: CHELSEA vs MAN UNITED
Chelsea vs Man United will be the top clash of this week’s Premier League matchday. Both teams have remained unbeaten for weeks. Yet, they both missed important points in the Premier League race. Chelsea drew against Southampton last week, but came back strongly against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. Manchester United had to settle for point splits against West Brom and Everton recently.
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Thomas Tuchel aims high
After Tuchel became head coach, Chelsea has scored four wins and two draws in the Premier League so far. With his squad featuring stars of the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and N’Golo Kanté, the expectations for the former PSG coach are immense. It’s no secret that Chelsea owner Abramovich doesn’t give coaches much leeway before good results are achieved. There have been 12 different coaches at Chelsea in the last 18 years.
Has Timo Werner found the form?
It was a long road for Timo Werner, who had been goalless for more than 1000 minutes before he finally scored against Newcastle. The big question is whether Tuchel will be able to harness Werner’s talents, as he showed in Leipzig.
Looking at Chelsea’s upcoming fixtures, the Southampton game can be considered as a relatively easy one. After their victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Thursday, they now face United who is second in the standings. Subsequently, they’ll head to Liverpool in early March before hosting Everton at Stamford Bridge a few days later.
Man United: Between Premier League and Europa League
With a 10-point deficit to Pep Guardiola and Manchester City and 13 matchdays remaining, it is barely imaginable that they can take the title from City. United were only defeated in two of their last 20 games, but have lost contact to the Citizens due to many draws.
Before Chelsea vs Man United, the Red Devils will face Real Sociedad at Old Trafford in the second leg of the Europe League. After a convincing 4:0 in the first game, they are expected to rest some of their key placers.
Daniel James seems to be back in good form, while both Rashford and Cavani have proven to be dangerous in front of the goal. Cavani was out against Newcastle but could be back on Thursday or Sunday.