Manchester United are in London to face Chelsea in a difficult fourth round Carabao Cup tie. The last time these two teams faced each other, the Reds made a stunning start to the Premier League season by beating the Blues 4-0 at Old Trafford. Since then, United’s form has been uneven, while Chelsea eventually settled into an extended winning streak. Although United are entering this match on the back of two straight away wins, Frank Lampard’s men are likely to be a much tougher proposition than Partizan Belgrade or Norwich City.
United’s injury woes have started to abate, and a relatively strong traveling party has made its way to Stamford Bridge. Paul Pogba is not among that group, however, as the midfielder is likely to be missing for another month with injury. Surprisingly, Mason Greenwood played 90 minutes for the U-21s on Tuesday, so is unlikely to be involved. David de Gea has not traveled with the squad either, while Axel Tuanzebe, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matić, Diogo Dalot, and Eric Bailly are all still injured.
Carabao Cup schedule
It’s a 20:05 kickoff in the UK, which translates to 4:05 PM on the east coast of the U.S. and 1:05 PM on the west (the clocks have already gone back on one side of the Atlantic, but not the other).
Carabao Cup channel
Those in the UK can catch the game on Sky Sports Main Event. In the US, only streaming options are available. Everyone else head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
Carabao Cup streaming
Prediction: Sergio Romero; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelöf, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams; Scott McTominay, James Garner; Daniel James, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.
Update: Solskjaer has opted for a 3-5-2. Williams is in, but Garner has to settle for a seat on the bench as Fred keeps his place in the team.
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