English Premier League leaders Chelsea are itching to maintain their lead at the top of the league standings when they take on surviving Manchester United on Sunday evening.
Chelsea are at the top of the table with 29 points after 12 matches, three ahead of the closest challengers Manchester City.
Meanwhile, Man United are eighth place with 17 points after a dismal struggle run of form that has seen them lose four of their last five matches.
In that run they conceded 15 goals and the most recent 4-1 at humiliation and torcher at Watford which saw the management uproot Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club’s head coach.
The Blues on the other hand, have only conceded one goal in the last five league matches in a 1-1 draw against Burnley and Tuchel’s side look unstoppable in all competition.
There is a big injury boost for Thomas Tuchel as striker Romelu Lukaku has fully recovered from injury and was on the bench in a 4-0 victory over Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday.
The striker is set to be in the started XI supported by Mason Mount and Kai Havertz upfront.
Another threat Timo Werner, who came off the bench in midweek to score but may have to be settle on the bench as a substitute.
Blow Ben Chilwell reportedly sufferered an ACL injury and has been totally ruled out giving Marcos Alonso the chance to fire the left wing.
For the Red Devils Harry Maguire is suspended and Michael Carrick may start back three.
Bruno Fernandes and Nemanja Matic could return to the starting XI and up front Cristiano Ronaldo will be the target but Varane still out sidelined with hamstring injury.
Chelsea have won 23 out of 63 games played between these two heavyweights compared to United 19 victories.
The remaining 21 have ended stalemate draw, including two barren draws in the last two matches played between them. The draw against Burnley is the only mixture in the Chelsea’s recent form run winning the remaining consecutive four matches while United on the other hand, lost twice, won twice and drawn once in their last five matches