Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is preparing his troops for the visit to Chelsea in this Sunday’s big Premier League game.
Juan Mata and Paul Pogba are ruled out for United’s trip to Stamford Bridge. The Reds are six points clear of the fifth-placed Blues, who sit one place out of the coveted Champions League spots, so it is another key fixture in the context of the campaign.
The corresponding game at Old Trafford ended 0-0 but there has been a change of manager since then, with Thomas Tuchel replacing Frank Lampard and having a positive effect on the Stamford Bridge side, including a Champions League win against Atletico Madrid in midweek.
Manchester United have beaten Chelsea in their last three away matches, winning in the FA Cup and League Cup in February and October 2019 respectively, and Premier League in February 2020. They have never won four in a row at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in each of their three Premier League home matches since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival, with the Blues last keeping four in a row in January 2018.
Marcus Rashford has been involved in seven goals in all competitions against Chelsea (5 goals, 2 assists) – against no side has he been involved in more in his career.