Can Chelsea cope without their main man against Man United?

Probable Lineups…

Man United ChelseaManchester United (4-3-1-2): De Gea, Rafael, Jones, Smalling, Rojo, Herrera, Blind, Fellaini, Di Maria, Falcao, Van Persie

There are no big injury concerns for Louis van Gaal when they host Chelsea, but he does have a few doubts when selecting his team. First off, Wayne Rooney continues his suspension and will miss this vital clash. Angel Di Maria, Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera, Jonny Evans, and Patrick McNair are all still a doubt for the upcoming fixture. However, it is tipped that both Di Maria and Herrera will retain their first team places, but a possible start for Marouane Fellaini could jeopardise Juan Mata’s role in the side. If he does start, Di Maria will be given the number 10 role whilst Fellaini will be slotted in central midfield.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Luis, Matic, Fabregas, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Schurrle

Jose Mourinho’s only worry for the upcoming game is the lack of strikers he can choose from after revealing that both Loic Remy and Diego Costa will not feature. Even without their top goalscorer, he may opt to use a false nine with Andre Schurrle tipped to lead the lines. Chelsea will be without suspended Cesar Azpilicueta but should have adequate cover with the introduction of Filipe Luis at left back. Ramires and Schurrle are still a doubt, in that case, Mourinho can still call up club legend Didier Drogba to play the lone striker.

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Chelsea registered their first win at Old Trafford in three years two seasons ago but still saw Manchester United complete their campaign as champions of England. With the Red Devils set to host the Blues once more, both teams will be fighting for all three points.

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