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Chelsea, Man United out to settle scores in crunch Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge





- Chelsea vs Man United will square off in a crunch Premier League tie at Stamford Bridge

- The Blues are currently in fourth position while the Red Devils occupy ninth place

- New signing Odion Ighalo is expected to make his debut since completing a move in January

Chelsea vs Man United will slug it out in a week 26 Premier League match slated for Stamford Bridge.

The Blues lost the reverse fixture by 4-0 at Old Trafford in the early stages of the season and its time for the London club to seek revenge.

Frank Lampard's side are currently fourth on the log, six points above the Red Devils who are in ninth position.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have lost eight out of their 25 Premier League matches, same as Chelsea, but the west London club have recorded 12 wins to United's nine.

Both sides have been inconsistent in the last few matches as Lampard's men have only managed to win one out five league matches.

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On the other hand, the Red Devils have also won one out of their last five matches including losses to Arsenal, Liverpool and Burnley.

Chelsea will be without Christian Pulisic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek but top scorer Tammy Abraham will be available for the tie.

Kepa Arrizabalaga is expected to regain his place after he was benched for Willy Caballero.

United will also not be having Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay in their squad but new signing Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo should make the matchday squad.

The Red Devils have a better head-to-head-record with 80 wins to Chelsea's 54, while there have also been 51 draws between the two teams throughout history.

Possible line ups:

Chelsea starting XI: Kepa; James, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Kante, Jorginho; Willian, Mount, Hudson-Odoi; Abraham

Man United starting XI: De Gea; Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Matic, Williams; Fernandes; Martial, James

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Match: Chelsea vs Man United (Premier League)

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Date: Monday, February 17, 2020

Time: 9pm (Nigerian time)

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Victor Osimhen has continued to make the headlines in the French Ligue 1 as Lille fell 2-1 to Marseille in a league match.

The Nigerian international drew a fine save from Steve Mandanda in goal with a brilliant curling effort from outside of the 18-yard area.

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