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OPINION: How Thomas Tuchel can set up his starting XI against Man United


When Chelsea hosts Manchester United in their 13th league game of the season, they will be without key players such as Mateo Kovavic, Kai Havertz, N'Golo Kante, and Ben Chilwell.

Last weekend, the Blues hammered Leicester City 3-0 at the King Power Stadium, while Juventus was humbled on Tuesday evening at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel and his Chelsea team will be hoping to keep up their good form and win all three points against Manchester United, but it is not likely to be an easy task for the Blues.

Manchester United's form in the English Premier League has plummeted, with losses to Manchester City and Watford in their last two games. The Red Devils' spirits will be high as they go to Stamford Bridge after defeating Villarreal in a UEFA Champions League match on Tuesday evening and securing a place in the knockout stages of the competition.

We explore at how Thomas Tuchel might set up his team against Manchester United on Sunday. Edouard Mendy is expected to start against Manchester United in his normal 3-4-3 configuration.

Thiago Silva started against Leicester City and Juventus, thus Thomas Tuchel is set to rest the aged defender against Manchester United, instead starting Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, and Trevor Chalobah.

During Chelsea's 4-0 win over Juventus, Cesar Azpilicueta had to substitute Ben Chilwell at left wing-back, but it's likely that Marcos Alonso will keep the position against the Red Devils, with Reece James playing at right wing-back.

With N'Golo Kante ruled out for Chelsea's match against Manchester United, Jorginho is anticipated to pair Ruben Loftus-Cheek in midfield, while Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount will flank Timo Werner in attack.

What do you anticipate the game's final result will be? Do you think Chelsea's starting lineup is strong enough to win? Please leave a remark.

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