Crystal Palace are desperate for a win and it will not be easy for them when they host London rivals Chelsea on Saturday.

English Premier League leaders Chelsea are itching to maintain their lead atop the standings when they face Manchester United on Sunday.

Chelsea are top of the table with 29 points after 12 matches, three ahead of closest challengers Man City.

Meanwhile, Man United are in eighth place with 17 points after a dismal run of form that has seen them lose 4 of their last five matches.

In that run, they conceded 15 goals and the most recent 4-1 humiliation at Watford saw them terminate Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s contract at the club.

The Blues have only let in one goal in their last 5 league matches in a 1-1 draw against Burnley and look unstoppable under coach Thomas Tuchel.

Play here to make your predictions for the mouthwatering encounter.

What time does Chelsea vs Man United start?

The game kicks off at 7:30pm Kenyan time at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Man United team news

There’s a big boost for Tuchel as record signing Romelu Lukaku has recovered from injury and was on the bench in the 4-0 victory over Juventus.

Lukaku is set to return to the starting XI supported up front by Mason Mount and Kai Havertz.

Timo Werner came off the bench in midweek to score but may have to settle for a place on the bench.

Ben Chilwell reportedly suffered an ACL injury and will not feature, giving Marcos Alonso the nod.

For the visitors, Harry Maguire is suspended and caretaker coach Michael Carrick may have to settle for three at the back.

Nemanja Matic and Bruno Fernandes could return to the starting XI and up front Cristiano Ronaldo will be the point man.

Chelsea vs Man United head to head

The Blues have won 23 out of the 63 games played between these two English giants, compared to United’s 19 victories.

The remaining 21 have resulted in stalemates, including two barren draws in the last two matches played between them.

Chelsea vs Man United current form

The draw against Burnley is the only blemish on Chelsea’s recent run, winning the remaining 4 matches.

United on the other hand have lost twice, won twice and drawn once in their last five matches.

Chelsea vs Man United prediction

With the sort of form that Chelsea are on and their impressive home form this season, it is very unlikely that United will leave Stamford Bridge with anything.

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