[Teams] Chelsea vs Manchester United: Confirmed Line-Ups

By on February 18, 2019

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Chelsea welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge this evening with the Premier League heavyweights vying for a place in the quarter finals of the FA Cup.

Mauricio Sarri has recalled Eden Hazard and Gonzalo Higuain after the attacking duo were named on the bench for their Europa League win over Malmo last week. Olivier Giroud and Willian make way as Pedro keeps his place in attack.

N’Golo Kante also comes back in to the Chelsea side as he lines-up alongside Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic in midfield while Marcos Alonso is recalled at left-back after being rested for the trip to Malmo in midweek. Antonio Rudiger is also brought back in to the side with Andreas Christensen dropping out.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has handed Sergio Romero a start in goal with David De Gea making way while Chris Smalling is recalled alongside Victor Lindelof in defence with Eric Bailly missing out.

Romelu Lukaku is recalled up front with Marcus Rashford moving to the wing in the absence of Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard while Juan Mata is preferred to Alexis Sanchez – who has to make do with a place on the bench.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Chelsea

Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rüdiger, Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Kanté, Kovačić; Pedro, Hazard, Higuaín.

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Zappacosta, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Giroud.

Man Utd

Romero, Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Matic, Herrera, Pogba, Mata, Rashford, Lukaku.

Subs: De Gea, Bailly, Dalot, Fred, McTominay, Pereira, Sanchez.

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