Team news ahead of Premier League fixture today

Chelsea visit Manchester United on Saturday as the both sides look to build on their

Chelsea visit Manchester United on Saturday as the both sides look to build on their improving form.

Frank Lampard’s side thrashed Crystal Palace before the international break and had bright moments against Southampton too last weekend, before letting their lead slip to a disappointing 3-3 draw.

But the midweek stalemate with Sevilla in the Champions League brought encouragement as they earned a rare clean sheet. That was in no small part down to the performance of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who starts again this afternoon at Old Trafford.

United are buoyant following two wins, first against Newcastle United last weekend and then over PSG in midweek, with Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford in fine form.

Here is everything you need to know.

When is the game?

Manchester United vs Chelsea kicks off on Saturday at 5.30pm BST.

How can I watch on TV and online?

The game will be shown in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event, as well as Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra UD. Sky Sports subscribers can access the match online via the Sky Sports website and the Sky Go app.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

Team news

Edinson Cavani is set to be involved in the Manchester United squad as he continues his progress towards full fitness, and could make his debut from the bench. Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood are available, but Jesse Lingard and Eric Bailly remain out, while Anthony Martial is suspended.

Chelsea have no fresh injury concerns. Thiago Silva’s minutes are being “managed”, says Frank Lampard, so he may drop out after playing 90 minutes in the Champions League. If Lampard switches to three in midfield, as he often does for tricky away games, the Mateo Kovacic could come into the side.

Predicted line-ups

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Telles; McTominay, Fred, Bruno Fernandes; Rashford, Martial

Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kovacic, Kante; Mount, Werner, Pulisic

Odds

Man Utd 11/8

Chelsea 9/5

Draw 13/5

Prediction

A tough one to call. Both sides have the capacity to concede two or three goals in a quick and damaging spell, which both managers will know, and therefore we expect to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer play five at the back instead of four and Frank Lampard to deploy three in midfield instead of two. For that reason it should be tight: Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea.

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