A week on Monday sees Chelsea welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge in a huge Premier League encounter.
Just six points separate the two teams in the table and the onus is on the Red Devils to win the game in order to reignite their top-four bid which has stuttered since the turn of the year.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have already lost 2-0 three times in the league this season were held to a goalless draw by Wolves at Old Trafford last time out.
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The worrying statistic for United is they’ve failed to score in all but one Premier League fixture in 2020.
However, under Solskjaer they do have an impressive record away from home against sides in the top six.
Man United have won twice against Manchester City at the Eithad Stadium this season and have already beaten the Blues at the Bridge in a Carabao Cup tie earlier in the campaign.
Ahead of their second visit to west London, attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard has been putting in some hard work at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex in Dubai.
The England international is one of several Premier League players using the world class facilities in a bid to be in peak condition by the time Premier League action resumes on February 17.
Taking to social media following a training session, Lingard uploaded an image to his official Instagram account of him striking the ball at goal.
United could welcome back several players from injury ahead of the game against the Blues.
Marcus Rashford is a long-term absentee, but Paul Pogba – who hasn’t featured since making a substitute appearance in the Boxing Day clash against Newcastle – could be in line for a return.
Speaking on New Year’s Day, Solskjaer said: “He’s injured now and he’ll probably need an op on his foot. We’ve had a consultant looking at him and the club has done the scans.