Chelsea vs Manchester United Preview

Chelsea vs Manchester United

Competition – FA Cup Final 2018

Stadium – Wembley

Date: 19th May 2018

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

This game offers Manchester United and Chelsea a last opportunity to salvage their season and end on a high after yet another disappointing showing from the two English giants.

Chelsea have had the worse season of the two with the Blues ending their campaign in a disappointing 5th place in the league table despite coming into the season as defending champions.

With their Champions League season also ended early by Barcelona, this has been a disappointing season for Antonio Conte who could reportedly be sacked even if he wins this game and a defeat would see him leave Stamford Bridge with his reputation bruised.

Manchester United have had a better season than their opponents.

They finished outside the top four last season, but their focus on the Europa League eventually paid off.

They have had a better season this time, with the Red Devils finishing inside the top two, however, their disappointing exit from the Champions and occasional shocking losses to small teams have left their fans frustrated – Jose Mourinho is a man for the big occasions and he will be looking to deliver here again.

Manchester United’s end of the season saw just two goals scored in their last three games as Mourinho refused to adopt a more attacking style of play.

They defeated Watford, lost to Brighton, and then drew against West Ham.

Chelsea drew their penultimate game 1-1 at home to Huddersfield before losing emphatically 3-0 to Newcastle in their last league game of the season.

That result would not have done their confidence a world of good ahead of this match.

Chelsea have three wins, two losses and two draws from their last seven games against Manchester United.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Chelsea

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Newcastle United 3-0 Chelsea 13 May, 2018 English Premier League
D Chelsea 1-1 Huddersfield Town 9 May, 2018 English Premier League
W Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool 6 May, 2018 English Premier League
W Swansea City 0-1 Chelsea 28 Apr, 2018 English Premier League
W Chelsea 2-0 Southampton 22 Apr, 2018 English FA Cup

Manchester United

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Manchester United 1-0 Watford 13 May, 2018 English Premier League
D West Ham United 0-0 Manchester United 10 May, 2018 English Premier League
L Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Manchester United 4 May, 2018 English Premier League
W Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal 29 Apr, 2018 English Premier League
W Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur 21 Apr, 2018 English FA Cup

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea 25 Feb, 2018 English Premier League
Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United 5 Nov, 2017 English Premier League
Manchester United 2-0 Chelsea 16 Apr, 2017 English Premier League
Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United 13 Mar, 2017 English FA Cup
Chelsea 4-0 Manchester United 23 Oct, 2016 English Premier League

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