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Manchester United vs Chelsea LIVE! Premier League 2020 match stream, latest score, team news, lineups, TV

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Manchester United vs Chelsea LIVE!

Two Premier League heavyweights collide in today’s teatime clash at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s United look to have turned a corner over the past week after a difficult start to the new season, with a 4-1 win at Newcastle followed by Marcus Rashford’s late heroics in Paris.

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is desperately trying to strike the right balance between defence and attack with a six-goal thriller against Southampton followed by a stalemate versus Sevilla.

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James Robson is at Old Trafford 

United have just about edges the opening stages of this. Passing it round confidently, but not looking like opening Chelsea up yet. 

As for Chelsea, there is an element of the Sevilla game. They seem happy to let United come on to them for now.

12 mins: Both sides just sizing each other up at the moment really, and probably getting used to the conditions as well. No chances to speak of early on. 

6 mins: This weather is absolutely abysmal. Harry Maguire looks like he’s been dunked in a bucket. I suspect an out-of-form, low-on-confidence Kepa is secretly a little glad he’s not facing balls zipping of the surface this afternoon. 

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3 mins: As expected, Chelsea have started with a back three, with Ben Chilwell and Reece James as the two wing backs and Cesar Azpilicueta at right centre-back. 

Jorginho looks to give Lindelof his first test by firing one over the top for Werner to run onto but the Swede reads it well and cuts out the danger. 

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The team are on their way out at Old Trafford. To say it’s chucking it down would be an understatement. Absolutely minging conditions. 

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German duo looking to kick on

Timo Werner’s performance against Southampton last weekend felt like a bit of a breakout display for the former RB Leipzig man.

Kai Havertz hasn’t quite had one yet, but did score in the same game and has shown flashes of his class. Today would be quite the day for him to click into gear, too. 

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Cavani to make debut?

One man we could see make his debut is Edinson Cavani, particularly as United don’t have the option of Anthony Martial from the bench. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has just been talking to Sky Sports about that prospect: “It’s match dependant. Every sub is match dependant but I hope to get him on the pitch in a comfortable position. If not, if it’s a precarious situation of course he’ll be a threat coming off the bench. He’s looked really good in training.”

Back five for Chelsea 

It looks like Frank Lampard has switched to a back five – perhaps (mistakenly) pre-empting Solskjaer? 

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Either way, Reece James is in and Mason Mount is the man sacrificed from an attacking position in the side that started the 3-3 draw against Southampton last weekend. 

Thiago Silva starts at centre back alongside Kurt Zouma. 

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Maguire returns, Tuanzebe benched 

So Ole Gunnar Solskjaer restores his captain Harry Maguire to the heart of the defence and it’s Alex Tuanzebe who makes way despite his terrific display in midweek.

There’s no place for Alex Telles in the squad as United revert to a back four, while Marcus Rashford will be supported by Juan Mata and Dan James in attack, with Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood only on the bench. 

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Chelsea team news 

Chelsea XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Zouma, James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner

Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Abraham, Kovacic, Giroud, Mount, Ziyech

Manchester United team news

Man Utd XI: de Gea, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Mata, Bruno Fernandes, James, Rashford

Subs: Henderson, Matic, van de Beek, Tuanzebe, Pogba, Cavani, Greenwood,

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Mendy: I love working with Cech – but hope Chelsea don’t need him!

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Edouard Mendy says it is a “pleasure” to be working with Chelsea legend Petr Cech day in, day out, but is confident the veteran’s services will not be needed this season, writes Jack Rosser.

Cech, the club’s technical and performance adviser, was pivotal in bringing Mendy from his former club Rennes to Chelsea for £22million last month.

The former Czech international has also been training with the club’s goalkeepers and was last week named in Frank Lampard’s 25-man squad for the season despite retiring last year.

Having been tracked by the Cech for the last few years, Chelsea made the move to land Mendy following Kepa Arrizabalaga’s continued slump in form, and he is now relishing working with the 38-year-old.

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Lampard needs to strike the right balance

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A rare clean sheet in Tuesday’s goalless draw with Sevilla was welcomed by Frank Lampard given Chelsea’s defensive meltdown against Southampton last weekend, writes James Robson.

But where Chelsea tightened up at the back, the thrilling forward play we have seen this season had to make way in a mature Champions League display.

The question now is how soon Lampard can find the right balance.

His new-look side is learning to play a new system and, when concentrating on keeping the opposition out, they lose too much as an attacking prospect.

Against Sevilla they created little apart from some quick breakaways and the odd set-piece.

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Lampard reflects on 4-0 Old Trafford humbling

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Frank Lampard has revealed the message he gave his Chelsea players in the immediate aftermath of last season’s humbling at Old Trafford, writes James Robson.

A 4-0 defeat to Manchester United in their opening game of the season got Lampard’s fairytale return to the club off to a desperate start.

But he was adamant the scoreline didn’t reflect a game in which Chelsea were the better side for long periods and might have gone ahead early on when hitting the post.

Lampard refused to lay into his players afterwards.

Ahead of Saturday’s game against United, the Chelsea manager said: “I certainly questioned the match because it was a match that was very easy to analyse and be a pundit on.

“I remember it well and it made a real dramatic reaction, which was: 4-0 means one team was much better than the other.”

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City slip up

While Man United’s start to the season hasn’t been great, results elsewhere mean it’s not been terminal in terms of any hopes of a top-four finish.

Man City are the latest hopefuls to shed points, drawing 1-1 at West Ham in today’s early kick-off. Should United beat Chelsea today, they would go a point ahead of City.

Lampard expecting the unexpected

So, Manchester United have been beaten by Crystal Palace at home (3-1) and also thrashed there by Tottenham (6-1), but looks impressive in Paris as they beat PSG 2-1 this week.

Frank Lampard is ready for whichever United side turn up, saying: “I think the league’s unpredictable, you can analyse all the games; you talk about certain games where big teams have conceded a lot of goals or there have been big turnarounds in games.

“We’ve been part of one of those, and so have others. So I’m not interested in that, I think United are a very good team, we’ve played them enough last year to know that and I’m not concerned in what might have happened in games before. We’ll take them at face value.”

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How to watch today

The game will will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Main Event and Premier League channels, and is available via Now TV.

If you want to watch online or on your mobile, then Sky Sports subscribers can live stream the match via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.

You can also watch the highlight for free tonight on Match of the Day on BBC One, providing you’ve got a TV licence of course.

Prediction: Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea

So, how will this one play out? Given neither sides’ defence has been particularly impressive this season, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see both managers look to keep things tight in the early stages.

If an early goal does go in, the game could open up with two of the most promising attacks in the top flight – but a battling draw is more likely at this point.

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Date, time and venue

Manchester United vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 5:30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

The match will be behind closed doors at Old Trafford with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.

How to watch

TV channel: Manchester United vs Chelsea will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Main Event, and is available via Now TV.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.

Team news

Man Utd XI: de Gea, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Mata, Bruno Fernandes, James, Rashford

Subs: Pogba, Cavani, Greenwood, Henderson, Matic, van de Beek, Tuanzebe

Chelsea XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Zouma, James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner

Subs: Rudiger, Abraham, Caballero, Kovacic, Giroud, Mount, Ziyech

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Prediction: Man United 1-1 Chelsea

Given neither sides’ defence has been particularly impressive this season, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see both managers look to keep things tight in the early stages.

If an early goal does go in, the game could open up with two of the most promising attacks in the top flight – but a battling draw is more likely at this point.

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