Chelsea will be looking for revenge when they meet Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Frank Lampard’s first game as manager of a Chelsea side began on a sour note after United thrashed them 4-0 on the opening day of the 2019-20 English Premier League season. The Carabao Cup round of 16 matches offers the perfect tonic to the Blues’ on and offseason in which they can put a frail United to the sword.
Chelsea vs Man Utd Preview
Manchester United’s last game was a win away to Norwich City in which they put an end to their string of bad results. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s chargers look like a shadow of themselves this season. However, they will be buoyed by the fact that they won the last game against a new Chelsea side. The Red Devils will be without influential midfield Paul Pogba until December, so he will miss the tie.
Meanwhile, Chelsea looks on the up and up. Following a shaky start to the season, Chelsea has won seven of their last seven matches in all competitions to sit in the fourth position in the EPL. They will hope to continue the good vein in form to ensure that Frank Lampard lifts some silverware on his first season as head coach of his former club.
Carabao Cup Betting Odds
Manchester barely survived the fourth round of the English League Cup, getting past minnows Rochdale on penalties. Chelsea, meanwhile, breezed through League Two club Grimsby scoring 7-1. Lampard gave a chance to four academy graduates who were handed starts during the match. It is uncertain whether the English international will risk his somewhat realistic chance at a trophy this season by playing an inexperienced Chelsea team against United. Solskjaer will also want to relieve himself of pressure in the hot seat. Thus, getting into the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup will give United a chance of winning a trophy this season. Check out what the experts think will happen tonight’s game.