The Pride of London ponder and examine reports to decipher whether or not Christopher Nkunku will make his competitive Chelsea debut versus Manchester United? In addition to looking at that aspect of the Old Trafford clash, PoL inspect the pertinent statistics as the big midweek match approaches.
Chelsea supporters are becoming impatient regarding Nkunku’s pending participation in Blues matches. ‘Poch’ declared that the Frenchman and Romeo Lavia were close to playing at the weekend, but neither made it.
Most observers expected the former RB Leipzig man to feature from the bench, but he didn’t make the matchday squad. Nkunku’s return date tentatively remains as December, but football.london suggest the forward will hope to be passed fit for Wednesday’s game.
Manchester United vs Chelsea: the pre-match stats
Enzo Fernandez and Levi Colwill somewhat surprisingly did the damage in front of goal for Chels’ on Sunday afternoon. In what was a slightly strange match against a slipping and now kind of uneven Europe-hopping Brighton & Hove Albion, the Blues came out on top. Just.
Conor Gallagher, usually reliable for energy, industry and stability, if nothing ever remarkable for the west London outfit, was sent off early on. The remorseful midfielder – labelled so by his gaffer subsequent to the red card – shall now miss the Red Devils game. A very important game.
So, let’s have a look at how the contest may go in Manchester. The Blues are difficult to predict, with respect to the starting lineup, not to mention the type of performance you’ll get. Similarly, Man Utd are in a period of development, too. Nevertheless, Google’s win probability predictor has the English capital club down as 40 percent likely winners; Erik ten Hag’s men are given a 33% chance of victory. The previous five fixtures between the two sides tell a revealing story: four draws and one Utd triumph.