Manchester United vs Chelsea LIVE! Rashford on bench – Premier League match stream, team news, lineups today
Manchester United vs Chelsea LIVE!
Champions League football will officially return to Old Trafford next season if Man United can avoid defeat against Chelsea tonight. With Frank Lampard’s Blues victorious in only one of their nine games under the caretaker boss, Red Devils fans may see that as something of a shoo-in.
Erik ten Hag is hoping to have Marcus Rashford fit for tonight’s Premier League clash, which comes as a game in hand for both teams after being postponed for the FA Cup semi-finals earlier this year. Not only can United guarantee a top-four finish with a point but all three will send them into third place ahead of the final weekend.
Chelsea are playing for little more than pride yet can retake 11th place off Crystal Palace with a draw in Manchester. Raheem Sterling is set to be fit despite being left out of the England squad, while Joao Felix is also back. Follow Man Utd vs Chelsea LIVE via Standard Sport’s match blog with Nizaar Kinsella providing expert analysis from the ground.
Man Utd v Chelsea updates
Kick-off: 8pm BST | Old Trafford
How to watch: Sky Sports
Man Utd team news: Rashford on bench
Chelsea team news: Mudryk and Madueke start
Evening Standard score prediction
Manchester United FC – Chelsea FC
A daring line-up from Frank Lampard
19:10 , Marc Mayo
Chelsea start with a bold 4-3-3 set-up tonight that has Noni Madueke and Mykhailo Mudryk either side of Kai Havertz up front.
Lewis Hall will operate at left-back and Carney Chukwuemeka comes into the midfield, two players who could have been playing Uruguay at the Under-20 World Cup right now were they not in the Blues first-team.
Joao Felix is fit for the bench with Raheem Sterling absent after injury kept him out of the England squad.
Man United unchanged
19:08 , Marc Mayo
Marcus Rashford is only fit for the bench as Jadon Sancho remains in an unchanged starting XI for the Red Devils.
Anthony Martial leads the line with Harry Maguire among the substitutes.
Tonight’s Chelsea team
19:04 , Marc Mayo
Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Chalobah, W Fofana, Hall; Enzo, Gallagher, Chukwuemeka; Madueke, Havertz, Mudryk.
Subs: Mendy, Gilchrist, Koulibaly, Silva, Loftus-Cheek, Joao Felix, Pulisic, Ziyech, D. Fofana.
Man United line-up confirmed with Marcus Rashford on the bench
19:02 , Marc Mayo
Man Utd XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Martial.
Subs: Butland, Dalot, Maguire, Malacia, Fred, Rashford, Garnacho, McTominay, Weghorst.
Nizaar Kinsella at Old Trafford: Carney Chukwuemeka starts
18:59 , Marc Mayo
Carney Chukwuemeka makes his first start since January 15. He has played just 250 senior minutes since joining Chelsea with most of his 13 appearances coming from the bench.
This selection does somewhat justify Frank Lampard’s decision to withdraw him from the England Under-20s World Cup squad.
Chelsea team news rumours
18:57 , Marc Mayo
Rumours circulating on social media that both Noni Madueke and Mykhailo Mudryk have made the starting XI for Chelsea.
We’ll find out in just a couple of minutes…
Team news coming up
18:53 , Marc Mayo
Perhaps a subtle hint at some Erik ten Hag rotations on the Man United Twitter account?
Throwback: Chelsea hit three without reply past Man United
18:50 , Marc Mayo
Chelsea touch down at Old Trafford
18:46 , Marc Mayo
Gareth Southgate confident in Chelsea resurgence
18:42 , Marc Mayo
Chelsea have been tipped to bounce back into the top six by England boss Gareth Southgate.
In discussing Raheem Sterling’s absence from his squad for next month’s Euro 2024 qualifiers, the Three Lions manager laid out his expectations for the Blues.
“I can’t see a scenario where Chelsea aren’t in the top six next year,” Southgate said. “I think they will progress.
“It has been really difficult for all the managers this year but that will calm down over the summer. They have an outstanding squad, so they are going to have a good season and I’m sure [Sterling] will be fundamental to that.
“I would always back him to respond strongly and to have the resilience and tenacity to prove himself. He said himself earlier in the week he has not been happy with how it has been. That would be a temporary thing for sure.”
Erik ten Hag looks for “big step” vs Chelsea
18:36 , Marc Mayo
Erik ten Hag has sent a call out to Manchester United fans to trust the process in tonight’s pre-game programme.
“I think we are still just at the beginning of what we can achieve together,” he wrote with a top-four finish just a point away. “Today we can take a big step towards where we want to be.”
The United boss also praised the style of play evident in his side’s recent win at Bournemouth.
“The signs are certainly promising,” he added. “At Bournemouth we reached a very high standard in our play.
“Our compactness, movement, build-up play and counter-pressing, especially in the early stages of the game, were exactly what we have been working towards.”
No end-of-season awards night for Chelsea
18:32 , Marc Mayo
Chelsea’s annual end-of-season party to hand out awards has been cancelled.
Following a miserable season for the men’s team, the Blues will dish out the honours in a low-key ceremony on the Stamford Bridge pitch this weekend instead.
Read the full story!
18:26 , Marc Mayo
The last five meetings between these teams have resulted in a draw, two of which were goalless.
It means Chelsea are unbeaten at Old Trafford since August 2019, when Rashford hit a brace for United.
Man United wins: 81
Chelsea wins: 55
Who will come out on top?
18:21 , Marc Mayo
Raphael Varane and Thiago Silva are, when taken together, arguably the world’s most decorated central defensive duo.
Latest match odds
18:14 , Marc Mayo
Manchester United – 8/13
Draw – 16/5
Chelsea – 4/1
Odds via Legal Sports Books, subject to change
Marcus Rashford enters the building
18:09 , Marc Mayo
We’ll find out if he’s fit to start at the top of the hour!
Man United are in the house
18:02 , Marc Mayo
As ever the early arrivals at Old Trafford, Erik ten Hag’s side have entered the venue with the likes of Diogo Dalot, Bruno Fernandes and Wout Weghorst pictured arriving.
Marcus Rashford has also been spotted off the bus.
Evening Standard score prediction
17:58 , Marc Mayo
Chelsea are in such dire form at the moment and Frank Lampard has even questioned the commitment of some of his players.
There is nothing to suggest that they are capable of beating a United team so good at home.
Man Utd to win, 3-1.
17:54 , Marc Mayo
Predicted Chelsea XI: Kepa; W Fofana, Thiago Silva, Chalobah; Azpilicueta, Gallagher, Fernandez, Loftus-Cheek, Hall; Sterling, Havertz (3-5-2)
Chelsea team news
17:50 , Marc Mayo
Benoit Badiashile is out with what is feared to be a long-term hamstring injury, joining Mason Mount, Reece James and Ben Chilwell in missing the rest of the season.
Joao Felix, however, will return.
Lewis Hall looks set to continue in a left wing-back role.
N’Golo Kante, Armando Broja, Mateo Kovacic, Marc Cucurella and Marcus Bettinelli are also injured.
17:44 , Marc Mayo
Predicted Man Utd XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial (4-2-3-1)
Man United team news
17:38 , Marc Mayo
Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Marcus Rashford will likely be fit to feature against Chelsea having returned to training following illness and injury.
He said on Wednesday: “It looks like [he’ll be fit].
“Yesterday, he returned to training. He looks quite fit but we have to see today what is the outcome of the training, how we recover and then we will make our choices.”
Donny van de Beek and Lisandro Martinez remain long-term absentees while Wout Weghorst will look to oust Anthony Martial in attack.
Marcel Sabitzer is also sidelined, along with Phil Jones and Tom Heaton.
How to watch Manchester United vs Chelsea
17:33 , Marc Mayo
TV channel: Tonight’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR in the UK, with coverage starting from 7pm.
Live stream: Subscribers can also access a live stream online via the Sky Go app.
Manchester United vs Chelsea: LIVE!
17:23 , Marc Mayo
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s coverage of Manchester United vs Chelsea.
Kick-off comes from 8pm BST today with our Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella at Old Trafford to deliver expert analysis, plus player ratings and reaction later on.
Team news is expected in about and hour-and-a-half’s time as we build up to this penultimate night of Premier League action this evening.
For United, it has been a pretty solid season featuring a trophy (maybe two) and a likely return to Champions League football. That will be confirmed tonight should they avoid defeat in a fixture which has experienced five-straight draws.
Chelsea have known for some time that their season is over, yet still have pride to play for with many of their stars also fighting for their futures.
Join us for all the build-up, match action and reaction right here!