Chelsea vs Man Utd: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Premier League leaders Chelsea will host Man Utd
Premier League leaders Chelsea will host Man Utd / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Chelsea vs Manchester United is the pick of the Premier League fixtures this weekend, with the two heavyweights of English football going head to head at Stamford Bridge.

Michael Carrick leads United for the first time in the Premier League after taking temporary charge, with Ralf Rangnick’s official start date delayed until next week as he awaits a work permit.

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea have been the side to beat in England so far this season, which naturally makes them favourites for this one at home.

This is everything you need to know about the game…

How to watch Chelsea vs Man Utd on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 28 November, 16:30 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Stamford Bridge
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Main Event (UK), Peacock Premium/fuboTV (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube Channel, BBC Match of the Day 2 (UK)
Anthony Taylor
VAR? Chris Kavanagh

Chelsea team news

NGolo Kante
N'Golo Kante is a major doubt for Chelsea / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

Losing Ben Chilwell to a knee injury is a big blow to Chelsea as he had been one of the team's best performers since winning his place back from Marcos Alonso.

Romelu Lukaku has been in training this week but is unlikely to start after missing six weeks, and the same goes for Kai Havertz, who was spotted back on the grass on Friday.

N'Golo Kante is a major doubt after tweaking his knee in midweek, while Mateo Kovacic is still out.

Read Chelsea's predicted lineup here.

Man Utd team news

Harry Maguire
Harry Maguire is serving a Premier League suspension / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane and Mason Greenwood are still missing for United. Edinson Cavani remains a major doubt because of lingering fitness trouble, while Fred (ankle) and Luke Shaw (head) will be assessed again before a decision is made.

Harry Maguire is suspended following his red card last weekend, which is likely to mean that Eric Bailly partners Victor Lindelof in the centre of defence.

Read Man Utd's predicted lineup here.

Chelsea vs Man Utd head-to-head record

Even before Roman Abramovich arrived in English football, Chelsea vs Manchester United has been a rivalry that has defined the Premier League era. These two sides first met in the Second Division back in 1905 and have had some great battles in the last 30 years alone.

Purely in the Premier League, it is pretty even. As two of the founder members, there have been 58 games since 1992, with Chelsea just edging it with 18 wins to United's 17, and 23 draws.

Both contests last season actually finished 0-0, although that score-line has been relatively rare.

Chelsea vs Man Utd score prediction

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James
Chelsea come into this one as favourites / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Even though Chelsea are not at full strength, they are still the Premier League leaders going into this one. United, meanwhile, will not be fundamentally different until interim boss Rangnick takes control of the squad, which will be after this match.

Midweek against Villarreal showed that Michael Carrick has at least got some response from the players following last weekend's clash with Watford. Yet with Chelsea fresh off a confidence boosting thrashing of Juventus, they should still have too much here.

Prediction: Chelsea 2-0 Man Utd

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