Tonight, Chelsea will host Manchester United on Monday Night Football in a game that may prove critical in the race for Champions League football.
News of Manchester City’s two-year European ban may yet open up the possibility a 5th place safety net – but these contingencies won’t be in Frank Lampard’s mind in an increasingly tight chase.
When the two sides met on the opening day of the season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team recorded a resounding 4-0 victory. Deep into what has been a topsy-turvy season, however, Chelsea now enjoy a 6 point gap over The Red Devils.
Three points tonight may prove too much to overcome going into the final furlongs.
Tottenham Hotspur’s last-gasp victory over Aston Villa yesterday has Mourinho’s men breathing down the necks of Chelsea. Just one point now separates the sides, with Spurs themselves set to travel to Stamford Bridge this coming Saturday, February 22.
While injuries haven’t helped Solskjaer’s cause, recent form has seen United slip down to 9th in the table – leapfrogged by Wolves and a recently-rejuvenated Everton. Since January 1, United have only managed to score in one of their five Premier League games.
Is the game on TV?
Tonight’s game will be broadcast on both Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League . Coverage starts at 19:00 with kick off at 20:00 .
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What is the latest team news?
A late decision will be made on top scorer Tammy Abraham while Christian Pulisic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek remain on the sidelines.
For Man Utd, new January signing Odion Ighalo is expected to be involved. Nemanja Matic is back after suspension, but Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay won’t be involved as they continue their respective rehabiliation.
What do the bookies say?…