Frank Lampard killer’s squad against Man United predicted starting XI, plus team news

After the pressure from Champions League especially for Frank Lampard and Chelsea, Manchester United on the other hand got an away victory. The attention is now focused on the EPL between the two teams.

The Chelsea FC will be going to old Trafford to face their fellow top four hopeful, Manchester United on Saturday 24th October in game week six of the 2020-21 Premier League season.

The blues head into this game having been held to a goalless draw in midweek by Sevilla in the Champions League opening fixtures while the red Devils got a confidence boost ahead of this clash with a spectacular display against high-flying Paris Saint Germain in the midweek as well, with the Reds beating PSG In match day 1 of the 2020-21 Champions League season.

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Just a week ago, the red Devils were a club in crisis, having lost their last domestic League game six goals to one (6-1) at old Trafford and missed out on all of their top targets in the transfer market, leading to some deadline-day business Urgency.

Now, they welcome Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side to Old Trafford flying high again after beating Newcastle United last time out in the Premier League and going against the odds to beat last season’s Champions League runners-up Paris Saint-Germain in France on Tuesday night.

It is their second victory away to PSG of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure, though he will be mindful of a hangover of sorts — after the first away victory to PSG under this management they lost their next two games and only won three of their next 12 across all competitions.

By the way, that trend was broken by a 4-0 thrashing of the blues in the corresponding fixture on the opening day of last season, and anything close to a repeat of that scoreline would go even further towards raise the confidence that had begun to surround the club.

Manchester United lost their last home game and has won all last five of their fixtures on the road. The Reds are still looking for their first home point this season.

The Reds have only picked up two points from the last 12 at old Trafford and could go five consecutive matches without a win at home for the first time since February 1990.

Meanwhile, Chelsea side whose away record could make use of a wide step up, particularly on the defensive side come into this game the less favorable to win. Chelsea hasn’t won at old Trafford since 2013 in the Premier League.

The Blues have seen more away goals than any other Premier League club since the start of last season (42), while their away matches in total have shipped more goals than any other teams, with 87 going in.

Under Lampard, Chelsea are conceding an average of 1.5 goals per game in the Premier League, which is the worst rate of their managers in the past.

Three more arrived last weekend as the Blues twice squandered a lead to a 3-3 draw with Southampton, having gained an early two-goal advantage courtesy of Timo Werner’s first Premier League strikes. That failure to hold on to leads could come back to haunt them against Manchester United.

Chelsea has also won just one game in the Premier League this season and just one in the last five fixtures across all competitions. Chelsea’s last away game in the Premier League saw them trail 3-0 down to West Brom before managing a 3-3 draw, but they will know that Man United will not let them a route back into the game so easily if they make another poor start.

Manchester United have some tough fixtures coming after this game with them meeting arsenal, Leipzig, and Everton in the next two weeks.

Chelsea however have a much kinder upcoming fixtures and so can focus on Saturday’s game against the red Devils.

Chelsea possible starting lineup:

Mendy; James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kante; Mount, Havertz, Pulisic; Werner

Possible lineups:

Manchester United possible starting lineup:

De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Telles; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani.

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