MUN Vs CHE Dream 11 Prediction: Second semi-final of the marquee FA Cup set to immerse us in an enthralling edge of the seat thriller today.
When Manchester United and Chelsea go locking heads today, we are set to be in for a cliffhanger. This clash in the frontier competition is set to see the fireworks go off between two clubs go are also at loggerheads in the Premier League for a spot in the top 4.
And its that battle which increases the ramifications stemming from today’s imminent second semi-final. With Chelsea set to embark on a tricky set of culminating fixtures in the league after today’s clash, the club is in two minds on whether to go full throttle today or prioritise a spot in the Champions League.
Adding to Chelsea’s perplexing plight is the lacklustre form the club finds itself in at the moment with the team’s calamitous defensive errors threatening to wrench them out of the top 4. The club managed to scram its way through to an uninspired 1-0 win over Norwich City in their foregone tie, a performance which perfectly encapsulated Chelsea’s bereavement at the moment.
Despite the club having to face Liverpool and Wolverhampton next, Chelsea are set to field a relatively string playing 11 today. Lampard will be hungry to win not only his first trophy at Chelsea but the first of his managerial career as well, hunger which is bound to spur him and the side today.
And its that craving which should see Chelsea cater out a win albeit a closely fought one to their supporters in the semi-final.
Probable Playing 11
- Gilmour and Kante are both out with injuries for Chelsea at the moment.
Romero, Dalot, Bailly, Maguire, Williams, Matic, Fred, James, Pogba, Rashford, Ighalo
Caballero, James, Tomori, Christensen, Emerson, Barkley, Jorginho, Mount, Loftus-Cheek, Abraham, Hudson-Odoi
FA Cup 2019-20
Match: Manchester United Vs Chelsea Semi-Final 2
Date And Time: 19th July, Sunday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: Emirates, London
Television: Star Sports Select 1/HD
Top Goal Scorer
- Rashford: 17 Goals
- Abraham: 13 Goals
Crystal Palace Vs Manchester United: 0-2
Chelsea Vs Norwich City: 1-0
Before Coronavirus had ended up wreaking havoc in the football fraternity, Willy Caballero was starting to show everyone why he was a more than able backup in the goal-keeping facet for Chelsea. The player came up with a string of good saves in the FA Cup to earn a role in the side’s Premier League encounters as well.
Where Chelsea are wavering defensively, a predicament which has led to their downtick all season, Manchester United aren’t blessed with the most acumen filled backline either. The side saw VAR come to its rescue once again with a clear as the day goal by Ayew being shambolically overturned by VAR.
Given the laxity of these defences and the flicker nature of the defenders both the sides have at their disposal, the likelihood of a cleansheet is extremely unlikely. It sees us opt for only the attackingly inclined defenders from either side, a bill Cesar Azpilicueta fitted perfectly with the Chelsea captain having come up with an impressive 6 assists.
He’s paired along with Marcos Alonso whose left foot is capable of unleashing some menacing shots and freekicks. Elsewhere, Manchester Untied will see an akin duo make its way into our slot with us opting for the pick of Aaron Wan-Bissaka who has accrued three assists along with Brandon Williams.
Bruno Fernandes came to the Premier League with an insatiable hunger to instantly clamped down on the league and prove his credentials to everyone. And the midfielder has gone about his task perfectly, pulling off the 8 assists and 6 goals with them to see him become an indispensable pick for us.
Nemanja Matic moves in alongside him with Paul Pogba while Chelsea will see us make Christian Pulisic the first pick from the side. The player already has 8 goals for the club in only his first season with the turn of COVID seeing him truly ignite his career at the club with a slew of enticing showings.
Willian comes in from the visiting side as well with the player fighting for a new deal at the club, a proposition which has purred him on towards the 7 goals for the side.
Arguably Manchester United’s most improved and transformed player in this edition of the league, Anthony Martial’s goal against Crystal Palace now sees him with 17 goals, the highest for the club this season to make him our pick in this slot.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With 17 goals, Martial will captain our side while Pulisic is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Willy, Cesar, Alonso, Aaron, Williams, Willian, Pogba, Bruno, Pulisic, Matic, Martial
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.