Date:27th April 2019 at 7:03pm
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This Sunday sees the biggest clash left in the season in the race for the top-four as two of the biggest rivals in the Premier League go head-to-head when Manchester United host Chelsea.

Manchester United go into this fixture on the back of one of their worst runs in recent history, losing seven of their last nine games under boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils sit sixth in the table with three games remaining, and after losing their Champions League quarter-final match to Barcelona finishing in the top-four remains their only route into next season’s competition.

Chelsea visit Old Trafford this weekend after their 2-2 draw with Burnley on Monday night, a vital but disappointing point in a weekend where the other three teams in the top-four race lost.

Champions League qualification is Maurizio Sarri’s aim in his first year in charge at Chelsea.

Maurizio Sarri has come under fire this season, but his team currently sit fourth and are still in the Europa League, which can also grant qualification to the Champions League.

In midweek, United lost 2-0 to title-chasing Man City in the Manchester Derby to continue their poor run of form. But Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat at Wolves and Tottenham’s loss to West Ham United on Saturday means the race for a top-four spot is well and truly alive.

The two sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in October’s reverse fixture which saw Ross Barkley score a 96th minute equaliser. But United made up for late heartbreak in February when they went to the Bridge and won 2-0 in the FA Cup thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera.

Ahead of this crucial clash on Sunday, Shoot has put together our very own Manchester United and Chelsea combined XI…

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*The combined XI follows a traditional 4-3-3 formation and takes into account suspensions and injury.  

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