It has been confirmed! With a win over West Bromwich, Chelsea have ended Tottenham’s last rays of hope to win the Premier League this season.
Tottenham will surely finish in the top four, and that is all they can get from this campaign. However, their Sunday opponents, Manchester United still have to work hard to secure a Champions League berth next season. Jose Mourinho’s side are slowly getting out of the top four race. Their last match against Arsenal ended in a 0-2 defeat and another loss against Spurs may mathematically end their chance to finish in top four; should Liverpool and Manchester City win their weekend fixtures.
Mourinho will take a lot of pride in his team’s resilience in the last game, the second leg of the UEFA Europa League semifinal. The Red Devils held their fort successfully against Celta de Vigo and a late miss from John Guidetti ensured United’s place in the final of the tournament. Winning the Europa League might be the best shot at a Champions League berth for the Old Trafford side and they will work heart and soul to ensure that.
Tottenham, on the contrary, ended their last outing in a surprise 0-1 defeat against West Ham. This loss came after a run of nine consecutive wins, in which Harry Kane and co scored a whooping number of 25 goals. Mauricio Pochettino will hope that his side will get back their form against Mourinho’s men.
Recent Premier League form (latest first):
Manchester United: L-D-D-
The home side will be boosted by the return of their reliable left back Danny Rose. After missing a long time, the defender returned to training, but he might not be fit enough to feature against United. On the other hand, Harry Winks and Eric Lamela remain sidelined with injuries.
Here is how Tottenham may lineup against Manchester United:
Mourinho will continue to struggle with his problems. Marouane Fellaini will serve the last one of his three-match suspension, which was the result of the red card he saw against Manchester City. In the defense, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Tim Fosu-Mensah are out with injuries while talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be missing too. The side, however, got their morale uplifted with the return of Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Phil Jones.
The visitors will probably start with the following eleven on Sunday:
Tottenham win: 3/4
Manchester United win: 11/5
Tottenham vs Manchester United TV guide:
The match will kick off at 4:30pm GMT (9pm IST, 10:30am CDT, 11:30am Eastern) at the White Hart Lane. It will be broadcast live in Sky Sports 1 in the UK. Indian viewers can tune in to Star Sports Select HD1 for live actions while NBCSN will telecast it in the USA. For live streaming links, send us a message to our official Facebook page.
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