It’s the Premier League game of the weekend, in fact it’s one of the biggest games of the season. It’s Manchester United v Chelsea!
- Manchester United v Chelsea
- Old Trafford
- Premier League
- Sunday 25th February
- Kick off: 14:05 GMT
- Live on Sky Sports Premier League
Both teams come into this fixture hardly in the greatest of form, with United picking up nine points from their last 15, while Chelsea have won just 7. They both also played out draws in their Champions League ties in midweek against Spanish opposition.
Chelsea have had the upper hand in this fixture in recent years though, with United only winning once in the last five meetings, with that win being a 2-0 win last season.
Old friends and foes
The rivalry between the two sides has been long lasting throughout the Premier League era, with 18 titles between them in the last 25 years.
The main rivalry in the last two season’s has been between to two managers, with Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte trading verbal blows in the glare of the media.
On the pitch, United have three former Blues among their ranks in Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic, with Conte admitting that he regrets letting the Serbian move to Old Trafford in the summer.
Manchester United have been boosted by the return of Eric Bailly, Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the last week, but Ander Herrera’s recent comeback was cut short after he picked up a hamstring injury in the 0-0 draw with Sevilla on Wednesday.
Chelsea have no new injury concerns, with David Luiz, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Ross Barkley the only absentees.
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Young, McTominay, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Lukaku, Sanchez.
Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christiansen, Rudiger, Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso, Willian, Hazard, Pedro.
A close and low scoring game could be in store this afternoon, with both teams frightened of slipping up in the race to finish in the top four. Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea