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Man Utd vs Chelsea: Pogba returns to starting XI

first_imgManchester United v Chelsea Man Utd vs Chelsea team news: Pogba and Morata return to starting XIs Goal Last updated 1 year ago 21:08 2/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Pogba Manchester United Jan Kruger/Getty Images Manchester United v Chelsea Premier League Manchester United Chelsea The Red Devils have the opportunity to move back into second place in the Premier League table, while the Blues can draw level with Mourinho’s side Paul Pogba has returned to the Manchester United starting XI for the club’s Premier League meeting with Chelsea.The midfielder was replaced by Michael Carrick against Newcastle after just 66 minutes of play before losing his starting place altogether for the following games against Huddersfield and Sevilla.He has been selected for United’s league clash with Chelsea, however, alongside Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic in what appears to be a 4-3-3 setup for Jose Mourinho’s side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Anthony Martial’s return to the starting XI is another notable inclusion for the home side, with Juan Mata making way. The change gives Mourinho the opportunity to either start Martial on his favoured left side of attack and Alexis Sanchez on the right, or keep Sanchez on the left side and use the Frenchman from the less familiar right flank.For Chelsea, Alvaro Morata returns to lead the attack, with Eden Hazard and Willian playing behind the Spain international.He replaces Pedro in one of two changes from the side which drew 1-1 with Barcelona on Tuesday, with Danny Drinkwater replacing Cesc Fabregas in the other alteration for Antonio Conte’s outfit.For Morata it is a first league start in six weeks, providing him with the opportunity to break a two-month scoring duck.Man Utd XI: De Gea; Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Young; McTominay, Pogba, Matic; Alexis, Lukaku, Martial. Subs: Bailly, Mata, Lingard, Carrick, Rashford, Shaw, J Pereira.Chelsea XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Drinkwater, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Morata, Hazard. Subs: Caballero, Fabregas, Pedro, Giroud, Zappacosta, Cahill, Palmieri. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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