Predicted Chelsea and Manchester United line-ups: Changes for both sides

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Here is how we predict Chelsea and Manchester United will line up this weekend:

To be played on Sunday 7th February 2016 at 16:00. Venue: Stamford Bridge, London

Odds: Chelsea 11/10, Draw 23/10, Man Utd 27/10

Chelsea welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge on Sunday for a Premier League encounter that does not have the importance of many of its predecessors.

That is not to say both sides will not be taking this encounter very seriously, only that whereas in the recent past these matches have decided titles, now United are fighting to get back into the top four and Chelsea just want to return to the top half of the table.

The Blues are currently 13th in the table with 29 points from 24 matches, while United are fifth, a full five points outside the Champions League qualifying places with time running out to overtake Tottenham Hotspur or Arsenal.

In early team news, Chelsea are without Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao while January signing Matt Miazga is lacking match fitness.

Fellow new arrival Alexandre Pato is rated at 75 per cent to be ready for this match if called upon.

As for United, they must do without Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Ashley Young.

Chelsea predicted lineup

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Kurt Zouma
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Eden Hazard
  • Nemanja Matic
  • John Obi Mikel
  • Willian
  • Diego Costa

Man Utd predicted lineup

  • David de Gea
  • Daley Blind
  • Cameron Borthwick-Jackson
  • Matteo Darmian
  • Chris Smalling
  • Michael Carrick
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Juan Mata
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Anthony Martial
  • Wayne Rooney

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