Match Preview

Manchester United v Chelsea preview, kick-off time, team news and how to watch

Chelsea travel to Old Trafford to play Manchester United in our first Premier League game under Frank Lampard and here we have everything you need to know...

When does the game take place?

Manchester United versus Chelsea is the final game of the opening Premier League weekend. It is at Old Trafford on Sunday 11 August, kick-off 4.30pm.


Who is the referee?

Anthony Taylor will be in charge. 


What are the key stats heading into the game?

Chelsea have only lost one of our last 20 opening weekend fixtures in the Premier League (16 wins, three draws). Click here for more notable facts and figures

 


Team News

Frank Lampard reported in his press conference on Friday that he will make a late decision on N'Golo Kante. The boss added the game will probably come too soon for Willian, and possibly Toni Rudiger who has returned to training this week. 

Who could make a Chelsea debut?

Christian Pulisic is in line for a Blues bow following his summer arrival from Borussia Dortmund. The 20-year-old American has featured wide-left in our recent pre-season outings and could start up against United’s big summer signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Mason Mount will also be making his first competitive Chelsea appearance if the 20-year-old is selected, following 11 years training at the club. Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham both appeared off the bench at the end of 2015/16 season. 


How to watch

The game is live on Sky Sports in the UK. Highlights will be available to watch on this website and the 5th Stand two hours after the final whistle at Old Trafford. There wiill be live audio commentary from Old Trafford on web and app, too. 



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Supporter advice at Old Trafford

At Old Trafford away fans are located directly behind the disabled seating section (including both home and away disabled fans). Throwing any kind of object towards or onto the pitch is illegal, and it can clearly present further problems if an object is thrown and lands among fans who may have limited mobility. We ask that all our fans represent the club in the best way and avoid this kind of incident.

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