Chelsea vs Man Utd : Chelsea and Manchester United lock horns at Stamford Bridge on Monday as they look to ensure their place in the draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Chelsea vs Manchester United
English FA Cup (5th Round)
Place: Stamford Bridge – London, ENG
Time: 2:30pm ET
Date: 18 Feb 2019
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Maurizio Sarri’s Blues have been going through a rocky patch of late, with their Premier League campaign suffering, but they come into the fifth-round tie buoyed by a win over Malmo in the last 32 of the Europa League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, meanwhile, arrive in London on the back of a disappointing Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, which delivered a serious blow to their chances of progressing in that competition.
Chelsea have reported no new injuries ahead of the game, meaning they will have a full complement of players to choose from.
Sarri has previously used the competition to rotate his squad, however, and the same process could be seen on Monday, with the likes of Ethan Ampadu, Andreas Christensen and Callum Hudson-Odoi eager for a chance to play.
Potential Chelsea starting XI: Caballero; Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Willian, Hazard; Higuain.
Injuries mean that both Anthony Martial – who scored twice at Stamford Bridge in October – and Jesse Lingard will miss the tie against Chelsea. The pair join Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian on the sidelines.
Marcos Rojo remains a doubt for the game and Mason Greenwood was poised to feature, but his involvement has been scuppered by injury. However, United youth prospects Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong have been training with the first team and may receive an opportunity to shine.
Potential Man Utd starting XI: Romero; Shaw, Bailly, Lindelof, Young; Matic, Pogba, Herrera, Mata, Sanchez; Lukaku.
Chelsea vs Manchester United : FA Cup