Chelsea v Manchester United

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Chelsea will look to take advantage of a wounded Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday.

Chelsea will look to take advantage of a wounded Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday.

The Blues were hit for six by Manchester City in their most recent domestic outing, but they bounced back with a 2-1 victory over Malmo in the Europa League on Thursday.

All has not been well in the Chelsea camp since the turn of the year, having lost four of their five away games across all competitions – failing to score in four of them – but their home form has been more reliable.

Indeed, they have only lost once at Stamford Bridge all season, winning the last five, and they will hope to extend that record against the Red Devils.

Maurizio Sarri admits they need to assess the fitness of several unnamed players prior to kick off.

England international Ruben Loftus-cheek has been struggling with a back problem but could come back into the fold, while Marcos Alonso is likely to be restored to the starting XI after being rested for the trip to Malmo.

Youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi, who was heavily linked with Bayern Munich in January, will be hoping to get a rare outing.

United fell to their first defeat since the appointment of interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Tuesday.

Paris Saint-Germain ran riot at Old Trafford in the Champions League as Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard limped off.

The duo are expected to be out for around two weeks with groin and hamstring injuries respectively.

Solskjaer has hinted he could offer youngsters Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes the chance to feature in their absence, although they may have to settle for places on the bench.

Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku have dropped down the pecking order under the Norwegian and are more likely candidates to come back in.

The west London outfit are looking to become the first team to eliminate United in five consecutive FA Cup meetings.

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