Manchester United vs Chelsea: Chelsea Team News, Possible Starting Lineup And Kickoff Time Ahead Of Today’s PL Match

In a much-awaited showdown, Chelsea prepares to uphold their recent stellar performance in the English Premier League against Manchester United at Old Trafford Stadium later today.

Coming off a tough 3-2 win against Brighton in their previous match, the Blues are determined to achieve another triumph against the Red Devils, striving to ascend further in the league standings.

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However, Chelsea faces challenges entering this high-profile clash without midfielder Conor Gallagher, sidelined due to two yellow cards received against Brighton. This absence paves the way for Cole Palmer to potentially rejoin the starting XI.

Manager Pochettino confronts pivotal decisions, with Reece James anticipated to make a return on the right flank, and Colwill’s impressive goal potentially impacting Cucurella’s position on the bench. The defensive lineup might witness Axel Disasi stepping in for the absent Thiago Silva.

Manager Pochettino confronts pivotal decisions, with Reece James anticipated to make a return on the right flank, and Colwill’s impressive goal potentially impacting Cucurella’s position on the bench. The defensive lineup might witness Axel Disasi stepping in for the absent Thiago Silva.Despite the return of James and Cucurella from suspensions, Chelsea must adjust to the absence of the pivotal midfielder Gallagher. Concerns linger around the fitness of Malo Gusto, Christopher Nkunku, and Romeo Lavia, who remain uncertain for the match due to injuries. Additionally, Wesley Fofana, Carney Chukwuemeka, Trevoh Chalobah, and Ben Chilwell remain sidelined.

Despite the return of James and Cucurella from suspensions, Chelsea must adjust to the absence of the pivotal midfielder Gallagher. Concerns linger around the fitness of Malo Gusto, Christopher Nkunku, and Romeo Lavia, who remain uncertain for the match due to injuries. Additionally, Wesley Fofana, Carney Chukwuemeka, Trevoh Chalobah, and Ben Chilwell remain sidelined.

Pochettino confronts a strategic dilemma, weighing the choice between prioritizing fresh legs or sticking to the current lineup. The absence of key players, combined with possible alterations in the defensive approach, might present challenges for Chelsea in this pivotal fixture.

Possible Starting Lineup:

Goalkeeper: Sanchez

Defenders: James, Disasi, Badiashile, Colwill

Midfielders: Fernandez, Caicedo

Forwards: Sterling, Palmer, Mudryk, Jackson

Kickoff Time:

The English Premier League encounter is scheduled to kick off at exactly 9:15 PM (Nigerian Time) on Wednesday.