Manchester United vs Chelsea Preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United scores his team's second goal from a free kick during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on October 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Manchester United will look to secure a third win in a row when they face Chelsea at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

Ole Gunnar Solskajaer’s side will have a spring in their step having beat Newcastle United and Paris Saint Germain in their last two games.

Meanwhile Chelsea will look to get back to winning ways having only managed two draws against Southampton and Sevilla.

Team news

United boss Solskjaer will have some key decisions to make when selecting his lineup for this fixture with some first team players still sidelined and others returning to be in contention for a starting place.

Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood could be given the nod having missed Tuesday’s win over PSG with fitness issues. Meanwhile, new signing Edinson Cavani could be set to make his debut after joining the team with his quarantine period behind him.

It is not all positive though as Jesse Lingard and Eric Bailly are set to miss this game due to injury and Anthony Martial is still suspended following his red card against Spurs.

As for Chelsea, only Billy Gilmour and Kepa Arrizabalaga are missing from the squad with summer signings Edouard MendyThiago Silva and Hakim Ziyech expected to play a part this weekend.

Predicted lineups

United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Telles, Matic, Pogba, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, Cavani.

Chelsea: Mendy, James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell, Jorginho, Kante, Mount, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner.

Ones to watch

Cavani could be in contention to make his United debut and although his signing has divided the opinions of Red Devils fans across the world, there is no arguing with the fact that the Uruguayan is a proven goalscorer. 

The former PSG and Napoli striker has scored goals everywhere he's been consistently throughout his career and if he makes his debut he will certainly be itching to grab his first goal and do the famous number seven shirt justice.

Over in the Chelsea camp, if Hakim Ziyech is indeed deemed fit enough to play in this fixture he will be one to keep an eye on whether its from the start or off the bench. 

During his time with Ajax, the Moroccan winger-cum-playmaker developed into a versatile, creative threat with the ability to produce a goal out of nowhere and managed to bag 21 goals and 13 assists in his last season in the Eredivsie.

Head to head

Solskjaer’s side were victorious over Frank Lampard’s Chelsea three out of four games last season having won both league games and a League Cup tie but missed out on a place in the FA Cup final having been beaten 3-1.

United have won three of the last five between the two including a 4-0 win in this fixture last season.

Prediction 

Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea.

Where to watch on TV

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports with kick-off scheduled for 5:30 pm.

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