Strongest Chelsea Lineup To Face Manchester United: Eden Hazard To Start

Predicted Chelsea Lineup vs Manchester United

Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard

The drama at Chelsea just cannot seem to end, even after the sacking of Jose Mourinho. The latest saga gripping Chelsea is about the future about John Terry, who will leave the club at the end of the season even after he stated that he would like to end his career here.

Guus Hiddink couldn’t state whether the Chelsea legend would still be a Blue at the end of the season but one thing is a certainty, it doesn’t get any easier for the team as they entertain Manchester United in the pick of the rounds from this weekend’s games.

Chelsea continued their unbeaten Premier League run under their interim manager to seven games and will be looking to make it eight. The last time these two clubs met, the game at Old Trafford did have a few good chances but United had the greater of the chances.

We look at the tie and provide the predicted starting lineup for the Blues.

Thibaut Courtois

The Belgian should start for the Blues and would probably be the busier of the two goalkeepers at Stamford Bridge.

Branislav Ivanovic

Ivanovic could have a hard time dealing with the pace and trickery of Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard and will have to be extremely careful.

John Terry

The English defender would be looking to prove just how important he is to the team and maybe even get a contract at the end of the season.

Kurt Zouma

Zouma certainly looks better as more games go on and has been able to keep Gary Cahill out of the side.

Cesar Azpilicueta

The best left-back that Chelsea have, Azpilicueta does have the pace to deal with the United attack though.

Nemanja Matic

Matic would have to be at his best and look to destroy the Manchester United attack on Sunday.

Cesc Fabregas

The Spaniard should move to a more central role against Manchester United and play the role of the orchestrator this time.


Willian has been the saving grace for Chelsea this season and could be the one who troubles United the most in the tie.


The Brazilian certainly has picked up form in recent weeks and should start against Manchester United.

Eden Hazard

The Belgian didn’t start against Watford but could make a return to the side in this big game.

Diego Costa

Diego Costa could well be the one who actually makes a difference for the team and his ability to get under the skin of defenders would be something that United have to be careful off.

Written by Kevin Harrison

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