Chelsea stumbled over Southampton in the last round (1: 1). Played a London club away and, despite the fact that he conceded first, he could have written all three points into an asset. However, it should be noted that Chelsea played with the Saints ahead of an important Champions League game against Atlético Madrid, which, incidentally, won 1-0 away. So, the loss of points in the match with Soton was quite justified. However, after this draw, Chelsea dropped from fourth to fifth in the standings. The gap from West Ham is not so significant – only two points, and the distance from the Leicester-Manchester United duo is only six points.
For Manchester United, the match is also very important. The day before, we saw in the Europa League match against Real Sociedad far from the main foundations. However, after the victory in Spain with a score of 4: 0, the Mancunians practically secured their way to the next round. Therefore, the guests approach the confrontation with Chelsea quite rested. Manchester United are going to Stamford Bridge to prove they are not in vain the best away team of the current England championship. In 12 away matches, the Red Devils have not yet suffered a single defeat – eight wins and four draws. So far, this is the third position. Only Manchester City and Leicester are higher on the road, but they played more for the match.