Manchester United travel to Chelsea tonight in the Premier League following Erik ten Hag’s decision to remove Cristiano Ronaldo from his squad for the matchday.
Ronaldo has been punished by Ten Hag after bursting into the tunnel before the end of United’s win over Tottenham on Wednesday.
United backed Ten Hag’s decision after Ronaldo’s display of petulance robbed him of the club’s best performance of the season at Old Trafford.
They will be looking to take advantage of it at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea in good form under Graham Potter. But the Blues will be looking for an answer after their goalless draw at Brentford.
Here is everything you need to know.
What time is Chelsea vs Manchester United?
The match will kick off at 5:30pm BST on Saturday 22nd October.
How can I see it?
It will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage from 5pm. If you’re not a Sky customer, you can get a NOWTV daily pass here to watch without a subscription.
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What’s the team news?
Conor Gallagher has recovered from illness so Chelsea’s squad is similar to the one that traveled to Brentford, with Reece James, Wesley Fofana and N’Golo Kante out. Thiago Silva should start after a midweek rest, along with Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Manchester United will be without Ronaldo or Anthony Martial, who has yet to return from his latest injury setback. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Ten Hag name the same team that beat Spurs, but Christian Eriksen could return if the manager opts for a change in midfield.
Chelsea: Kepa; Chalobah, Silva, Koulibaly; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Chilwell; Mount, Aubameyang, Sterling
Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred; Sancho, Fernandez, Antonio; Rashford
Manchester United: 5/2
This should be an interesting matchup between two teams that are starting to click under their new managers, but questions remain about how the clinical sides of Potter and Ten Hag can be on offense. A draw seems likely. Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United