Chelsea will be looking to provide their top-four hopes with a significant boost with a victory over Manchester United on Monday, as the two Champions League-chasing sides lock horns.
The Blues have drawn their last two Premier League matches 2-2, against Leicester City and Arsenal, and are without a win in their last three league matches before the winter break.
That has opened the door for Chelsea’s top-four rivals to take advantage and they could sit just one-point ahead of Tottenham heading into the clash against United.
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Should they lose, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side would be just three points behind Chelsea – which shows just how crucial the Monday night fixture at Stamford Bridge surely is.
So, what will the final score be at Stamford Bridge? And, what XI will both clubs go for?
We used FIFA 20 to predict the outcome of this Premier League clash between Chelsea and United
Chelsea vs Arsenal simulated on FIFA 20
To set up this simulation, we used kick-off mode within FIFA 20 but didn’t select a team to control; we then selected the teams and watched the match play out by itself, to give us a unique prediction.
The AI difficulty was set to world class, with the line-up updated with the latest transfers, injuries and suspensions.
We predict that Chelsea could set-up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with their line-up as follows: Kepa; James, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Kante, Kovacic; Willian, Mount, Hudson-Odoi; Abraham.
United are predicted to mirror that set-up with a 4-2-3-1 formation of their own, with the line up as follows: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams; Fred, Matic; James, Fernandes, Pereira; Martial
In the first half, Chelsea are on top during the opening 30 minutes but are unable to open the scoring, which provided the opportunity for United to grow into the match.
Kepa was forced into a save from Anthony Martial…