Manchester United host Chelsea on Thursday night hoping to avoid a third successive English Premier League defeat.

Manchester United host Chelsea on Thursday night hoping to avoid a third successive English Premier League defeat.

United have suffered back to back losses against Liverpool and Arsenal, leaving them in 6th place with 54 points.

Meanwhile, the Blues are coming off a 1-0 victory against West Ham and remain in 3rd with 65 points.

The hosts are on a seven-game Premier League unbeaten run at Old Trafford and need all 3 points if they are to keep a top-four finish hope alive.

Chelsea could now open up an eight-point gap to fourth-placed Arsenal should they win but they haven’t won here in 9 years.

The reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw back when Michael Carrick was in temporary charge of the red devils.

Can United avoid yet another defeat here? Play here to make your predictions for the mouthwatering clash.

What time does Man United vs Chelsea start?

The game kicks off at 9:45pm Kenyan time at Old Trafford.

Man United vs Chelsea team news

Fred, Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Edinson Cavani remain unavailable for selection for the hosts.

The controversial Harry Maguire is also set to miss out due to injury, meaning Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof will start.

Marcus Rashford could be recalled to the starting XI alongside Anthony Elanga to support Cristiano Ronaldo.

For the visitors, Antonio Rudiger and Reece James have returned to training and could both be available to start.

Christian Pulisic came off the bench to score the winner against the Hammers and that could have earned him a spot in the starting line-up.

Kai Havertz and Timo Werner are both set to start as Romelu Lukaku settles for a place on the bench.

Man United vs Chelsea head to head

The visitors have won 23 times out of the 64 games played between these two, compared to United’s 19 wins.

Another 22 matches have resulted in a stalemate.

Man United vs Chelsea current form

The home team are on a poor run of form and have only won once in their last 5 games, while losing 3 times.

Chelsea on the other hand have won 4 times and lost just once in that run.

Man United vs Chelsea prediction

The hosts seem to be out of it and are up against a very determined Chelsea side, both teams will score but the away team could potentially get a narrow win.

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