Chelsea vs Manchester United: Paul Merson gives prediction as he says ‘this is no longer a big game’

Chelsea play host to Manchester United in mid-week, as the Blues host the Red Devils at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.

Paul Merson has said that this fixture is no longer a ‘big one’, and admitted it’ll be difficult to predict, as both teams can be inconsistent.

“It’s very difficult to predict this game,” wrote Merson for Sportskeeda.

“It’s not even a big game, is it? This used to be a mouthwatering fixture.

“Now, one of these teams got ripped to shreds by Brentford, and the other wasn’t able to dominate a ten-man Burnley side.

“This is a manager’s game, if I’m being honest. Neither team would want to lose this football match. If Ten Hag loses this game and suffers another defeat against Liverpool next week, he’ll be under massive pressure.

“Chelsea have the home advantage, but they’re not really dominant. It’ll be a big worry if they don’t beat Man United, because Chelsea fans will remember what Brentford did to United. This won’t be an easy encounter, but Chelsea should be able to win this game.”

Paul Merson’s prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United.

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