Manchester United are getting the misery out of the way early this weekend, travelling to take on Chelsea in Saturday’s early kickoff. José Mourinho’s men may have roared back to beat Newcastle United before the international break, but the fact they needed to do so against one of the Premier League’s weakest sides isn’t a great omen.
For their part, Chelsea have enjoyed a great start to the season. They’re still unbeaten since former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri took charge in the summer, and are playing some of the most entertaining football the division’s seen in recent years. The Stamford Bridge support certainly aren’t missing the Special One for now.
Chelsea head into the game with a full-strength team. Alas, United aren’t so lucky. Mourinho will be without Marcos Rojo and Jesse Lingard, while an impressively enormous list of doubtfuls includes Alexis Sánchez, Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini, Nemanja Matić and Ander Herrera. Gulp.
Premier League schedule
We kick off at 12:30 in the UK, which is 07:30 on the east coast of the USA, and a bleary-eyed 04:30 over on the west. Morning!
Premier League TV channel
Sky Sports Premier League for those in the UK. Those in the States can catch the action on NBC Sports or UNIVERSO. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find out your options.
Premier League streaming
Sky’s streaming service in the UK, and NBC Sports Live and Universo Now for those Stateside.
Prediction: David de Gea; Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelöf, Luke Shaw; Fred, Marouane Fellaini, Paul Pogba; Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial.
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