Super Sunday Preview : Chelsea vs Manchester United; Manchester City vs Arsenal

Match preview:

Chelsea vs Manchester United (10:00 pm IST, 5th November 2017)

Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses has been ruled out because of a thigh injury and a late decision will be made on N’Golo Kante who is also doubtful because of a thigh injury.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he will have to wait before deciding if any of Michael Carrick (calf), Marouane Fellaini, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo (all knee), Paul Pogba(thigh) and Jesse Lingard (back) can play.

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Chelsea have lost only once in their last 15 home Premier League matches against Man United (W9 D5).

Man United have lost more matches (17) and conceded more goals (66) against Chelsea than they have against any other side in the PL

Man Utd have scored 21% of the total Premier League goals scored in the final 10 minutes of matches this season (10/47).

Man Utd substitutes have scored seven goals and assisted four more this season, both PL highs.

Managers talk: 
Antonio Conte: “We are talking about a really good team, a strong team physically and it will be a very difficult game.”

Jose Mourinho: “It’s a big match, a big opponent, one of these matches between the top teams in the country. But from the emotional point of view it’s just one more game.”

Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistants: Gary Beswick, Peter Kirkup
Fourth official: Craig Pawson

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Manchester City vs Arsenal(7:45 pm IST , 5th November 2017)

Manchester City have reported no fresh injury concerns, with only defenders Vincent Kompany (calf) and Benjamin Mendy(knee) definitely out.

Arsenal remain without Shkodran Mustafi (thigh), Danny Welbeck, David Ospina and Calum Chambers (all groin).

Arsene Wenger is hopeful of having Sead Kolasinac (also groin) available but the wing-back is still doubtful.

Manchester City have only won one of their last nine matches against Arsenal in all competitions (D4 L4), that victory coming in this fixture last season.

Man City have won all nine of their PL matches in which they have led this season, while Arsenal have won the most matches (3) and points (9) from losing positions.

Theo Walcott has scored more away goals at the Etihad Stadium than any other Arsenal player (3).

Sergio Aguero has scored five goals in his last seven matches for Man City against Arsenal in all competitions.

What the managers say
Pep Guardiola: “It’s complicated. Hopefully, we will have recovered well from Napoli and will put in a performance for our fans. What matters is to play good and win the game.”

Arsene Wenger: “We want to defend well but you cannot go there and only be focused on defending. The best way to defend sometimes is to attack.”

Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Simon Bennett, Stuart Burt
Fourth official: Andre Marriner


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