Chelsea are in need of a massive reversal of fortunes, especially when it comes to away games in the Premier League, and there would be no better time to do so than on Sunday at Old Trafford against top-four rivals Manchester United. With only three games left, there isn’t much time, regardless.
Between them, the two teams have 1 point from a possible 12 over the last two matchweeks, so it’s a bit of a race to the bottom — true for practically all four teams vying for the two remaining Champions League spots — and those who [FUN] up the least, could reap the benefits at the end of the season.
Our previous game, the 2-2 draw on Monday against Burnley, came at a high cost both in terms of points and personnel. Callum Hudson-Odoi is out until some point next season (asssuming he’s still here) with an Achilles rupture and N’Golo Kanté hasn’t fully recovered yet from his bruised rib. Antonio Rüdiger should be back after missing a couple weeks with a knee knock, and Willian’s ready now after sitting out at the start of the week as a precaution. Marcos Alonso is less certain to be available as he continues to deal with a pain in his butt (muscle), though he, too, was involved in training this week.