Our prediction for this Premier League match:
All eyes will be on Old Trafford when Manchester United and Chelsea go head to head at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have been struggling to find their form in the season finale, and, as a result, they have slim chances of making it to the Champions League. All Fred, Pogba, Cavani, and Shaw remain in the recovery room, while Cristiano Ronaldo should continue to lead the line for the hosts after finding the net in a 3-1 loss to Arsenal. Marcus Rashford could sneak into the starting XI this time out, with Harry Maguire pushing for a start as well.
The Blues, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over West Ham, with Christian Pulisic scoring a late winner at Stamford Bridge. Anyhow, Chelsea are more of a team than Man Utd, and we predict that Thomas Tuchel’s troops will prove their worth on the field. As for the visitors, all Rudiger, Chilwell, Kovacic, and Hudson-Odoi remain in the treatment room while Andreas Christensen has overcome his injury.
Highlighted Player (Cristiano Ronaldo):
Cristiano Ronaldo is considered one of the world’s best football players. The Portuguese ace was born on 5 February, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira and he played for the likes of Andorinha, Nacional and Sporting during his youth career. CR7 made his Sporting debut in Primeira Liga on 7 October, 2002, scoring two goals in a 3-0 win over Moreirense.
Manchester United scouts spotted him and one year later he joined the Old Trafford outfit. Ronaldo became the most expensive teenager in the history of the Premier League and he received the number 7 shirt. He quickly established himself as the team’s key player and it has to be noted that he won three consecutive Premier League trophies with the Red Devils (2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009). In 2008 he helped the Old Trafford outfit beat Chelsea in the Champions League final, scoring for Alex Ferguson’s troops in the regular time.
Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 and he helped the Spanish giants with two Champions League trophies. In 2016 he won the European Championship trophy with Portugal. The Real Madrid ace has two Golden Ball awards (2013, 2014).
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game.
Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash.
After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.