Manchester United will welcome reigning champions, Chelsea at their home ground, Old Trafford this Sunday. Both teams are fighting to qualify for the next season’s Champions League spot. The teams are in a secure place for now, but a defeat in this game could cost them their current positions.

Man United and Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte were involved in a spat this season. Both the managers exchanged bitter words in several interviews and looked to highlight each other’s past fiascos.

Both the teams came face-to-face earlier this season when Chelsea hosted Man Utd at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s summer signing from Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata, help his team winning the game when he scored a goal from a sensational header.

If Man United loses the game, they’ll lose their current position, 2nd, to Liverpool - if Liverpool wins their game against West Ham. For Chelsea’s perspective, defeat against Man Utd will cost them their current position, 4th, to Tottenham - If Tottenham wins their game against Crystal Palace.

What to expect

Man United will look to win the game as the second defeat in a season against Chelsea will certainly put pressure on players as well as on the manager. Man Utd started off this season pretty well while Chelsea’s start of the season wasn’t up to expectations.

Now, Man United isn’t looking to living up to expectations while Chelsea’s been playing much more like their last season. Both the managers will have enormous pressure as they both need to take points to maintain their current position.

Both the playing-11 will be loaded with star players. However, both the managers have done some dramatic alterations in their regular playing-11.

Jose Mourinho has dropped the star midfielder, Paul Pogba from playing-11 in recent games. Conte has also dropped some of his star players from the playing-11.

However, fans of both teams still expect an action-packed 90 minutes. Both the teams rely more on counter-attacks and try to get the loose ball in the opponent's half as soon as possible.

It’ll be interesting for soccer fans to see how both the manager come together after the loggerheads this season.

Lineup Predictions

Jose Mourinho can make some changes in the starting eleven that played in the 0-0 draw against the Spanish teams, Sevilla in the Champions League. He can bring Paul Pogba back in the starting-11 instead of benching him again. Jesse Lingard could also start against Chelsea as he can provide his pace during fastbreaks.

Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Rashford, Lingard, Sanchez, Lukaku

Antonio Conte is unlikely to make any significant changes from his starting-11 that played in the 1-1 draw against the Spanish giants, Barcelona in the Champions League.

However, he can put Alvaro Morata in the starting squad as he performed up to mark in the last game against Manchester United.

Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso, Willian, Hazard, Morata.

Where to Watch

Supersport, Kwesé Sports, Canal, beIN Sports, and Sports 1 will be broadcasting the match on the African continent. Star Sports, beIN sports, LeSports, and NHK will be broadcasting the match in Asia. In the US and Canada, the match can be watched on Hotstar.