Manchester United and Chelsea face off in the Premier League on Saturday with both sides looking to move up the table (5:30pm kick-off).
Man Utd XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Mata, Fernandes, James; Rashford.
Chelsea XI: Mendy; James, Azpilicueta, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kante; Pulisic, Werner, Havertz.
Where to watch Man Utd vs Chelsea on TV:
- UK: Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League
- US: NBC
Where to live stream Man Utd vs Chelsea:
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Man Utd vs Chelsea build-up, pre-match team news & previous line-ups:
Chelsea go into the game in the higher position, currently sitting ninth with eight points, but they drew 3-3 against Southampton last weekend having been 2-0 up. The Blues then followed that up with another draw in midweek, against Sevilla in the Champions League.
Although Man Utd are just two points behind Chelsea, they enter the weekend 15th after two wins and two defeats from their opening four games. But the Red Devils have responded to their 6-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month with consecutive wins over Newcastle United and, more impressively, Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
Man Utd have also had the upper hand against Chelsea in recent years, with Frank Lampard yet to beat the Red Devils in the Premier League as a manager. The former midfielder will be looking to avoid becoming the first ever Chelsea manager to lose his opening three league games against Man Utd.
But Chelsea may want to take some confidence from Man Utd’s home form this season with both of their Premier League defeats coming at Old Trafford. Who will come out on top in this heavyweight clash?
- Man Utd (vs PSG): De Gea; Tuanzebe, Shaw, Lindelof; Wan-Bissaka, Fred, McTominay, Telles; Fernandes, Rashford, Martial*.
- Chelsea (vs Sevilla): Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Kante, Jorginho; Pulisic, Havertz, Mount; Werner.
Man Utd remain without Anthony Martial in the Premier League as the Frenchman continues to serve a suspension for his red card against Tottenham. Mason Greenwood and Harry Maguire both face late fitness tests. Edinson Cavani is also in contention to make the matchday squad.
Chelsea have clean bill of health following their game against Sevilla, with only Billy Gilmour and Kepa Arrizabalaga missing through injury, though don’t expect Petr Cech to be in the matchday squad.
Players to watch:
Man Utd: Marcus Rashford. There are so many reasons for Rashford to be the man everyone will be looking forward to seeing in action on Saturday. On the pitch, the English forward has enjoyed another good start to the season, scoring four goals and recording two assists in all competitions so far, including the winner against PSG in midweek. Rashford also has a sterling record when playing Chelsea, scoring five goals in 11 games against the Blues, his best record vs any team, four of which came against Lampard’s side last season. If anyone is going to hurt Chelsea this weekend, it’ll be Rashford. And then there’s what he’s doing off the pitch. Over the summer Rashford endeared himself to a large part of the nation with his campaign to end child food poverty, both in his actions and words, which saw the forward rewarded with an MBE. But once again, this week, Rashford’s Twitter feed has been filled with links to food banks and initiatives across the country ready to feed those children entitled to free schools meals over half-term. Many non-Man Utd and non-football fans will undoubtedly be cheering for Rashford this weekend.
COMPARED: Hakim Ziyech vs. Bruno Fernandes. 🍿
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Chelsea: Hakim Ziyech. It’s unclear whether he is fit enough to start for Chelsea but Ziyech should play a part this weekend and will want to influence his new team. The Moroccan was Chelsea’s first signing of the summer, announced way back in February, but suffered an injury in pre-season and has only just returned to fitness. He has made two substitute appearances for the Blues so far and showed glimpses of what he could bring to the club, particularly with his crossing against Southampton. Playing on the right, Ziyech will link up well with Reece James and what better match to get off the mark in than against Man Utd?