After a much needed two week winter break, Manchester United are back in Premier League action today, visiting fellow top 4 hopefuls Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Blues are currently in possession of that coveted last Champions League qualification spot (although with Manchester City’s UEFA suspension, the fifth placed team in the league may also qualify), while the Reds are 6 points back in ninth. With league leaders Liverpool far in the distance, and City and Leicester comfortably in 2nd and 3rd respectively, a fascinating mini-league is beginning to emerge. As many as 7 teams find themselves competing for 1 or 2 qualification places, making today’s match up in London something of a “Top 4 six-pointer.”
New signing Bruno Fernandes is likely to keep his place in the United starting XI. Fellow newcomer Odion Ighalo has joined up with the traveling squad after training alone since joining on deadline day of the last transfer window, but is likely to start this match from the bench. While Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe are back in training, Solskjaer denied that either player would ready for Monday’s clash.
Premier League schedule
It’s a 20:00 kickoff in the UK, which translates to 3:00 PM on the east coast of the U.S. and 12 noon on the west.
Premier League channel
Sky Sports Premier League in the UK. Those in the States can tune into NBCSN or Universo depending on language preference. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
Premier League streaming
Sky GO Extra for those those in the UK. NBC’s online streaming service and Telemundo Deportes En Vivo will do the job for those in the States. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Prediction: David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelöf, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams; Nemanja Matić, Fred; Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Daniel James; Anthony Martial.
Update: 3 at the back. Bailly and Shaw line up either side of Maguire. Ighalo on the bench.
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