UCL: Man Utd’s group still open as Chelsea set to qualify for knock-out stage


Ahead of tonight’s UEFA Champions League group stage matchday 4 fixtures, Manchester United’s group is still open, while Chelsea already looks set to qualify for the next stage.

Man United will tackle Atalanta at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia, while Chelsea will face Malmo at Eleda Stadion.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is currently on top of Group F with six points from three games.

Behind Man United is second-place Villarreal with 4 points from the same number of games, while Atalanta (third place) also have 4 points and Young Boys (fourth place) have 3 points.

Chelsea, meanwhile, is currently in the second position in Group H with 6 points from three games.

Above Chelsea is Juventus, who have 9 points from three games.

Behind Thomas Tuchel’s men is Zenit, who have three points from three games, while Malmo (fourth place) have no point from three games.

This means that with three more matches left to play in the group stages, Man United must avoid defeat and draw against Atalanta and Villarreal to have a bright chance to top their group.

As for Chelsea, they have to beat Zenit and Malmo to ensure smooth qualification to the next round.

Meanwhile, a former England striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Man United to play a 1-1 draw against Atalanta tonight, while Chelsea will beat Malmo 2-0.

Man United head to the Atalanta game following a Premier League 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in their last fixture over the weekend, while Chelsea head to the Malmo match after beating Newcastle United 3-0 in their last game.

The Malmo vs Chelsea game is 6.45 pm, while Atalanta vs Man Utd is 9 pm.





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