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Man United vs Chelsea: Premier League – LIVE!


Manchester United vs Chelsea LIVE!

Two Premier League heavyweights collide in today’s teatime clash at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s United look to have turned a corner over the past week after a difficult start to the new season, with a 4-1 win at Newcastle followed by Marcus Rashford’s late heroics in Paris.

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is desperately trying to strike the right balance between defence and attack with a six-goal thriller against Southampton followed by a stalemate versus Sevilla.

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51 mins: No obvious change in shape from either side at the break, but United have won an early corner down on this near side. 

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Right then, the players are back out, Marcus Rashford is among the United side, and please, please let them produce something a little more entertaining than that. 


Edouard Mendy’s had a mixed half. He’s made two important saves – one’s you’d expect him to make but that’s not something Chelsea have been used to in goal – but he’s also almost scored a bizarre own goal. 

HALF TIME


HALF-TIME | Man United 0-0 Chelsea |

Not great. 

YELLOW CARD


45 mins: Rashford is back on but he’s not moving freely. A minute of stoppage time to come, but I wonder if we’ll see him for the second half. 

In the meantime, Kai Havertz is the first Chelsea man to see yellow after pulling back Fred.

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James Robson is at Old Trafford

This game has livened up and Chelsea have been grateful to see Mendy pull off two decent saves to deny Rashford and Mata. 

Chelsea have looked more of a threat too – particularly Pulisic, who has had two good efforts.


41 mins: Another good save. Rashford drives inside and pokes to Mata on the edge of the box, who curls towards the corner but Mendy pushes it round the post. 

Rashford looks in a bit of pain on the edge of the box and needs treatment but I think he’ll be alright to carry on. 

YELLOW CARD


39 mins: Luke Shaw is caught the wrong side of James and then doesn’t even do a very good job of trying to cynically bring him down but eventually manages it and goes into the book. 


35 mins: That’s a big chance and a proper save. 

Fernandes nicks it in midfield and lays into Mata, who sees that Thiago is caught out of position and slots Rashford through. The striker bears down on goal from the right hand side and takes his shot early but Mendy sticks out a crucial leg to divert it wide. 


33 mins: A shot on target at either end, but nothing to trouble the ‘keepers. First, Fernandes curls one straight at Mendy and then Pulisic kinks past McTominay like he’s not there but only drills low at De Gea. 


30 mins: Uh oh. Thought Chelsea’s goalkeeping problems were over, did you? Well Edouard Mendy’s just almost passed the ball straight into his own net. Instead it’s a couple of yards wide and behind for a corner. 


27 mins: At last, half an opening. Chilwell picks out a great diagonal pass to Havertz, who has ghosted in behind Shaw. His touch takes him inside and then he tries to thread the needle with a ball between Maguire and Lindelof that would put Werner in on goal. 

On any other day it might have come off, too, but it lands on the sodden grass just before it reaches Werner’s toe and absolutely zips away for a goal kick. 


24 mins: It really is remarkable the extent to which Steve McClaren’s misfortune continues, more than a decade on, to make the umbrella a complete non-starter as far as managers are concerned. 

Frank Lampard is soaked through on the touchline, wearing a wooly hat which has no waterproof qualities whatsoever, and if anything looks rather absorbent. 

Photo: Getty


20 mins: Chelsea are just starting to enjoy the game’s first spell of notable pressure, though it all looks very congested with red shirts around the edge of the penalty area. 

No sign of a way through. 


17 mins: First little glimpse of some interplay on the Chelsea right with Jorginho and Havertz combining to win a corner as Luke Shaw clears behind. 

The delivery from Chilwell isn’t great though and United clear. 

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James Robson is at Old Trafford 

United have just about edges the opening stages of this. Passing it round confidently, but not looking like opening Chelsea up yet. 

As for Chelsea, there is an element of the Sevilla game. They seem happy to let United come on to them for now.


12 mins: Both sides just sizing each other up at the moment really, and probably getting used to the conditions as well. No chances to speak of early on. 


6 mins: This weather is absolutely abysmal. Harry Maguire looks like he’s been dunked in a bucket. I suspect an out-of-form, low-on-confidence Kepa is secretly a little glad he’s not facing balls zipping of the surface this afternoon. 

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3 mins: As expected, Chelsea have started with a back three, with Ben Chilwell and Reece James as the two wing backs and Cesar Azpilicueta at right centre-back. 

Jorginho looks to give Lindelof his first test by firing one over the top for Werner to run onto but the Swede reads it well and cuts out the danger. 

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Date, time and venue

Manchester United vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 5:30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

The match will be behind closed doors at Old Trafford with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.

How to watch

TV channel: Manchester United vs Chelsea will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Main Event, and is available via Now TV.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.

Team news

Man Utd XI: de Gea, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Mata, Bruno Fernandes, James, Rashford

Subs: Pogba, Cavani, Greenwood, Henderson, Matic, van de Beek, Tuanzebe

Chelsea XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Zouma, James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner

Subs: Rudiger, Abraham, Caballero, Kovacic, Giroud, Mount, Ziyech

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Prediction: Man United 1-1 Chelsea

Given neither sides’ defence has been particularly impressive this season, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see both managers look to keep things tight in the early stages.

If an early goal does go in, the game could open up with two of the most promising attacks in the top flight – but a battling draw is more likely at this point.

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