In normal circumstances there would be 90,000 supporters at Wembley when Chelsea will slog it out with Manchester United, but they will play without spectators in the National Stadium when they meet today by 6PM.
Chelsea football club will go into this encounter with their heads up after they struggled pass bottom team players, Norwich City in round 36 matches last week, and considering the fact that they are sitting comfortably in 3rd position on the table with 63 points and +15 goals difference.
Manchester United on the other hand will file out against the Blues with their shoulders high after they won resilience Crystal Palace players 2:0 at Selhurst Park last week coupled with their great form.
Both teams had met three times this season and United won in all the encounters. We hope to see a tougher show when the match will officially kick off at Wembley later in the evening.
Olivier Giroud will fit in his normal position as the top striker. Some Chelsea fans think Giroud is better than Tammy Abraham, Giroud had scored 6 EPL goals, Abraham had scored 14 EPL goals, well, that's for the Blues. The man in Jersey No18 will be expected to put the ball at the back of the net in today's encounter like he did last week.
Christian Pulisic and Willian will support in the attack. I suppose we all know how good these wingers can be upfront, with regard to their pace and physicality, and they can score if the opportunity present itself. Expect the best of them.
The perfect combination of Mason Mount, Jorginho, and Mateo Kovacic will take hold of the midfield. N'Golo Kante is still out due to hamstring, fans will miss the tackles and interceptions of Kante in the middle of the park. We hope he gets well soon.
At the left back, Marcos Alonso will be in charge, may be later on Emerson Palmieri will come on to replace him. Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger will play alongside Cesar Azpilicueta who will be the commander at the back as well as the Chelsea team.
The first choice goalkeeper will be resting because of the two important matches in the EPL against Liverpool and Wolverhampton, considering the fact that Chelsea want to finish in the top 4. So Willy Caballero will be expected in goal for the Blues.
Some players you expected to be in the lineup may be resting ahead of the remaining EPL matches.
Team news (Blues)
Billy Glamour (knee)
Marco Van Gilkel (knee). They'll miss out due to injury.
Photos during their training session ahead of the FA Cup semi finals:
Will Chelsea stop Manchester United back to back winning this season, what do you think?
Content created and supplied by: Allroundinfo (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More