Predicted XI: Chelsea vs Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

David de Gea Could potentially be our most important players on Sunday.

Matteo Darmian Think he’ll keep his spot ahead of Guillermo Varela.

Daley Blind – I think he’ll be singled out by Diego Costa for some roughing up. Hopefully he can cope.

Chris Smalling A mainstay in our defence.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson He’s now cemented himself as our starting left-back I’d say.

Morgan Schneiderlin Wasn’t in against Stoke City but simply has to play at Chelsea.

Michael Carrick Returned on Tuesday and showed how important his forward passes are.

Anthony Martial Chelsea, and more specifically Branislav Ivanovic, will be in cold sweats on Saturday night thinking about defending against him.

Juan Mata He’ll start against his former team and let’s hope he can shine in the No.10 role.

Jesse Lingard Pace is key for United so it’s a toss-up between Lingard and Memphis on the right.

Wayne Rooney Back in form and scoring goals consistently, Chelsea will be worried about him.

Formation – 4-2-3-1: It’s a 4-2-3-1 on paper but I think Schneiderlin will sit deeper to create a more traditional 4-3-3 in attack.

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