Manchester United travel to Stamford Bridge on Monday to face Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup. United are fresh off their first loss under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - a humbling 2-0 home defeat in Champions League action against Paris Saint-Germain. Perhaps even more costly than the result, however, was the injury news; in-form forwards Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard both picked up muscular injuries that rule them out of Monday’s game.
Chelsea are in need of a win themselves. After a promising start, life under new manager Maurizio Sarri has quickly gone sour, and there are reports that the Italian’s job could be on the line this month. The Blues have dropped out of the top four in the Premier League thanks to some disappointing results and a resurgence from the club that displaced them — none other than Manchester United. Both teams have played rotated teams in earlier rounds of the FA Cup, but with so much to play for, we should expect both managers to send out their strongest available XIs.
FA Cup schedule
We kick off at 19:30 in the UK, which is 02:30 on the east coast of the USA and 11:30 over on the west.
FA Cup TV channel
Those in the UK can catch the action on BBC One. In the US, only streaming options are available. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find out your options.
FA Cup streaming
BBC iPlayer for those in the UK; ESPN+ for those Stateside.
Prediction: Romero; Young, Lindelöf, Bailly, Shaw; Matić, Herrera, Pogba; Rashford, Lukaku, Sánchez.
Congrats to us! Nine out of 11.
Herrera puts United ahead after an excellent assist from Pogba.
Pogba makes it 2-0.
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