Manchester United (hereinafter referred to as Man United), which has been the center of attention with the transfer rumors of Kim Min-jae and Lee Kang-in, will succeed in qualifying for the Champions League (hereinafter referred to as Champions League) in two seasons.
With the transfer rumors that United, the “football masterminds” where Park Ji-sung played for seven seasons, are targeting Kim Min-jae and Lee Kang-in, all eyes are on the new PL Korean League.
With two games left in the season, United need just one point to secure their place in next season’s Champions League. In fourth place, United has 69 points, three points ahead of fifth-place Liverpool (66), which has played one more game. In terms of goal difference, Liverpool (+28) has an edge over United (+11), meaning that if both teams finish the season with the same number of points, the standings will be reversed.
United, who welcome Chelsea and Fulham to Old Trafford, can qualify for the Champions League for the second season in a row if they don’t lose both games. United have played 31 games at Old Trafford this season, winning 25, drawing four and losing two. They are unbeaten in 27 home games since losing to Sociedad in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League last September. Unbeaten at Old Trafford, all eyes will be on the Red Devils to see if they can knock out Chelsea in this match and head to the Champions League. In the final round, Liverpool will travel to Southampton, who have been relegated for the first time in 11 years.스포츠토토
Chelsea, meanwhile, is on pace for its lowest point total in the club’s history since the inception of the Premier League. Their previous lowest points seasons were the 95-96 and 15-16 seasons when they finished with 50 points, but this season they have 43 points with two games remaining. Even if Chelsea wins both of their remaining games, they will only have 49 points. Their defense has been solid with 42 league goals conceded this season, but their firepower has been hampered by 36 goals. Chelsea, who have not scored more than 40 goals in a season since the inception of the Premier League, will need to score a lot of goals in their remaining two games to keep their winning streak alive.
It will be interesting to see if United, unbeaten in 27 home games, can clinch a Champions League spot, or if Chelsea can take the last remaining Champions League spot into the final round with their first win at Old Trafford in a decade. The 22-23 PL Round of 32 tie between United and Chelsea kicks off at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26.