Premier League 2019-20 – Man Utd vs Chelsea Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Man Utd vs Chelsea kick off? Sunday 11th August, 16:30 (UK)

Where is Man Utd vs Chelsea being played? Old Trafford

What television channel is Man Utd vs Chelsea on in the UK? Sky Sports Premier League

Where can I stream Man Utd vs Chelsea in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Man Utd vs Chelsea?

Man Utd - https://www.manutd.com/en/Matches

Chelsea - https://www.chelseafc.com/en/tickets---membership/buy-tickets?pageTab=GENERAL%20ADMISSION

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last six meetings: Man Utd W2, Chelsea W2, D2
All-time meetings: Man Utd W78, Chelsea W54, D51

THE TEAM NEWS

MAN UTD

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw; McTominay, Matic, Pogba; Mata, Martial, Rashford

Unavailable: Bailly (Injured)

Doubtful: Sanchez (Injured), Pogba (Injured), Fosu-Mensah (Injured)

  • After a poor end to the season, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces a test of his credentials and has a tough opening match ahead.
  • The focus in terms of recruitment has been on younger players this summer although Wan-Bissaka is expected to be a regular starter.
  • Martial and Rashford have continued to develop their relationship and the Frenchman especially has looked dangerous in pre-season.

CHELSEA

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Marcos Alonso; Jorginho, Barkley, Kante; Pedro, Abraham, Pulisic

Unavailable: Van Ginkel (Injured), Hudson-Odoi (Injured), Rudiger (Injured), Loftus-Cheek (Injured)

Doubtful: Kante (Injured), James (Injured), Willian (Injured)

  • Chelsea come into the new season with a familiar face in charge as club legend Frank Lampard has joined from Derby to take the reins.
  • Lampard is tipped to give a number of youngsters an opportunity this season due to the transfer ban imposed on the club by FIFA.
  • They do however have Pulisic to count on and the talented American wide player will step into the role vacated by Eden Hazard's departure.

THE PREDICTION

A big game for both United and Chelsea so early in the season will be a stern test for both sides but in some ways reduces the pressure on them. Neither manager will want to lose and there is every chance they pay each other too much respect and this plays out as a stalemate at Old Trafford.

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