December 28, 2015

Man U Vs Chelsea: Mikel starts

Man U Vs Chelsea: Mikel starts

Mikel Obi

There is no Loic Remy involved in today’s game due to injury so Eden Hazard is expected to lead the attack in place of suspended Diego Costa.

Kurt Zouma replaces Gary Cahill who has a foot injury and in the other change from Boxing Day, John Mikel Obi will play alongside Nemanja Matic in midfield having come on at half-time for Cesc Fabregas against Watford. Fabregas is not involved due to illness.

Manchester United make changes from their defeat at Stoke with Matteo Darmian coming into a reshuffled defence and Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin both reintroduced to midfield. Wayne Rooney returns up front.

Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:

Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Hazard.

Subs: Begovic, Baba, Djilobodji, Loftus-Cheek, Ramires, Kenedy, Traore,

Man United are expected to line-up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:

De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Young; Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger; Mata, Herrera, Martial; Rooney.

Subs: Romero, Borthwick-Jackson, Jones, Carrick, Fellaini, Pereira, Memphis.

The referee is Martin Atkinson.