Manchester United will be welcoming Chelsea to Old Trafford on Friday, May 26 in what will be both team’s penultimate game of their 2022-23 Premier League season. The match is slated to begin at 12:30 AM (IST).
The Red Devils will be eager to get a win or at the very least, not lose the game. They need a point to secure UEFA Champions League qualification for next season and a draw will be enough for them to do just that. Chelsea, meanwhile, has nothing but pride the play for.
MUN vs CHE Dream11 prediction for Premier League 2022-23
Currently fourth in the Premier League standings with 69 points from 36 games, Manchester United will know that a win over Chelsea will take them third in the standings and two points ahead of Newcastle prior to the final gameweek of the season.
They’ve won their previous two league outings and will be looking to make it three victories in a row against an under-performing Chelsea team. However, if recent history is anything to go by, a draw could be a likely outcome in this contest since each of the last five league encounters between these sides has ended in a draw.
Chelsea against Manchester United, in fact, has witnessed more draws (26) than any other fixture in league history. Despite being 12th in the league, Chelsea will still back themselves to come away with something from this contest, which is why punting on a draw could prove to be a wise decision in this fixture.
MUN vs CHE Dream11 team tips for Premier League 2022-23
Top tip: Best forward - Anthony Martial
Both teams haven’t been prolific in front of goal this season, making picking a forward difficult with Manchester United’s top-scorer Marcus Rashford an uncertainty for the upcoming clash. That said, picking Anthony Martial as a forward in your fantasy football team could work out well, given the differential value he brings to the team. Martial has scored eight times in all competitions in what’s been an injury-marred season for him. He also has a good history of scoring against Chelsea and netted in his last outing at Old Trafford, making him a worthwhile fantasy pick.
Top tip: Best midfielder - Bruno Fernandes
Picking Manchester United’s talismanic midfielder Bruno Fernandes in the central midfield position in your fantasy football team should be a no-brainer. He’s got 11 goals and 15 assists in all competitions this season and is likely to have a goal contribution in this encounter, should United find themselves on the scoresheet. Even though he’s a tad bit on the expensive side in terms of credits used, adding him to your fantasy football team is a risk worth taking.
Top tip: Best defender - Thiago Silva
Even though Chelsea has been frail defensively all season, the experienced Thiago Silva makes for a prudent pick. He’s been a standout player for Chelsea in what’s been an underwhelming campaign having always put his best foot forward defensively whether it is in a tackle or while intercepting the ball. The Brazilian centre-back is likely to be kept busy against United’s attackers but he can be expected to come out on top in most duels, which makes him a wise pick on the defensive front.
Top tip: Best goalkeeper - Kepa Arrizabalaga
As far as goalkeepers are concerned, going with Kepa Arrizabalaga should be the way forward in this match for fantasy enthusiasts. Even though Manchester United’s David de Gea - who has won the Golden Glove this season - is likely to keep a clean sheet, Kepa will probably be the busier of the two custodians as he’ll have to make more saves which in turn will translate into more fantasy points for you. Hence, going with Kepa as the goalkeeper in your fantasy football team makes sense.
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