Thomas Tuchel has Chelsea sitting pretty atop the Premier League table and into the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, as the Blues have been in imperious form in recent weeks and are coping with injury issues remarkably well. With eight shutouts in 12 Premier League games so far, defensively they are so solid and Edouard Mendy is having a sensational season in goal. In midfield Jorginho is running the show and up top a host of attackers (plus right wing-back Reece James) continue to deliver the goods when needed. All signs point towards another home win for the reigning European champs, but they do have a few key injuries to contend with just as the likes of Romelu Lukaku are returning.
That said, Manchester United is a wounded animal right now. After firing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last weekend, Ole’s former assistant coach Michael Carrick took charge in midweek as a caretaker and led United to a 2-0 victory at Villarreal which sealed their spot in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. If United can improve defensively and get back to basics, we all know they have the attacking players to destroy opponents on the break. Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho delivered the goals at Villarreal, plus Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford had a huge impact off the bench.