Lukaku In, Morata Out – Strongest 4-2-3-1 Combined Lineup Featuring 6 Man United And 5 Chelsea Players

Chelsea vs Manchester United – A Combined XI Featuring The Stars From Both The Camps

Manchester United will travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday to face Chelsea in a high-profile Premier League encounter. The Red Devils have enjoyed a turn of fortunes as they won against Tottenham, following it up by winning a Champions League clash against Benfica. Chelsea, on the other hand, have not been so lucky. They endured a miserable 3-0 loss against AS Roma in their most recent match in the Champions League, and it will be interesting to see how they fare against the Red Devils.

With that being said, let’s take a look at the combined line-up featuring the strongest players of both teams.

Chelsea And Manchester United – Combined Line-up:

Formation: 4-2-3-1

David de Gea (GK)

De Gea continues to rake in clean sheet after clean sheet for the Red Devils and he has been at his absolute best this season.

Davide Zappacosta (RB)

The youngster has proven to be quite strong for Chelsea and, if he gets selected, his display will be crucial against United on Saturday.

Phil Jones (CB)

The player is enjoying a remarkable turnaround season after making a strong recovery. Jones has proven his mettle in a lot of matches so far, which should see him earn a spot in the line-up.

Phil Jones

David Luiz (CB)

Luiz has not had the best of seasons so far but there is honestly no limit as to what he can do. Thus, he is likely to retain a spot for himself.

Ashley Young (LB)

Chelsea’s defenders have been quite miserable, and Young continues to make a strong impact at left-back, which earns him a place here.

Nemanja Matic (DM)

Matic, easily one of United’s most influential players, is likely to see a starting spot for himself against his former club Chelsea. His well-timed plays will be crucial for United to secure three points.

Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas (CM)

Fabregas has been decent for Chelsea and is one of the chief creators in Antonio Conte’s side. He has done a fine job in handling the Chelsea midfield despite the Blues’ poor form.

Anthony Martial (LW)

Martial has scored 4 goals already in the Premier League and he has also been better at finishing when compared to his competitor Marcus Rashford. Thus, Mourinho should play him on Saturday.

Eden Hazard (CAM)

Hazard’s form has been on and off so far but he will be looking to make a strong impact once Chelsea welcome United, which makes it possible for Conte to start him.

Eden Hazard

Pedro (RW)

When compared to Willian and Michy Batshuayi, Pedro has been more incisive and has contributed a lot more in Chelsea’s previous games. The match against United will be tough and that should prompt Conte to hand Pedro a start.

Romelu Lukaku (CF)

Morata has not been sharp enough for Chelsea of late, and while Lukaku hasn’t been scoring much either, the Belgian has made more contributions to the attack. He continues to be an integral part of the Red Devils and is likely to secure a starting spot for himself.

Written by Meghna Sengupta

Editor @ Soccersouls. Lives in Chennai, and a Manchester United fan.
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