Chelsea XI vs Manchester United: Predicted line-ups, confirmed squad news and latest Premier League injuries

A late decision will be made on the key defensive pairing by manager Thomas Tuchel ahead of tonight’s Premier League heavyweight clash at Old Trafford.

James was sidelined with a hamstring issue, while Rudiger was sidelined with a groin strain. But both are back in full training ahead of the clash with United, with only final checks to be carried out by Chelsea medical staff.

Andreas Christensen could also feature after illness ruled him out of Sunday’s game against West Ham.

Tuchel said on Wednesday: “Toni was in training yesterday, same for Reece James. We have another training [session] coming. I hope they can do the full training and give us the green light.

“We hope they can be in the squad and play tomorrow. Same for Andreas, we need another checkup. He felt sick. He will return to the training ground today.

Chelsea are looking to further cement their position in third place with a win at Old Trafford. United, meanwhile, are scrambling for European football.

Tuchel added: “We and Manchester United would like to be decisive for the title, but unfortunately there are two other teams in red and blue who have a say and over the last few years have made their point strongly. .

“We have to accept it and try to close the gap, [to] Manchester United were also second in last year’s campaign.

“Man United are one of the biggest clubs, very famous and successful. I can only repeat that I am very grateful and excited to play there and to arrive with a solid team.

“We come to win and play for the win. It’s a great feeling.

“I am not concerned about Man United. It’s not my job and they will always get over it. It’s a huge club and the squad is full of individual talent. I’m not involved, we have enough to do here.

Predicted Chelsea XI: Mendi; Chalobah, Silva, Rudiger; James, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Alonso; Mont, Havertz, Werner.

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