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Chelsea vs Manchester United preview, press conference info, kick-off time, team news and how to watch live stream

Everything you need to know about Monday's game against the Red Devils, as well as Frank Lampard's press conference to preview it...


When and where

The match takes place at Stamford Bridge on Monday 17 February. Kick-off is 8pm UK time. 
 

Frank Lampard's press conference

Frank Lampard will be speaking to the media at Cobham on Friday with the start time of approximately 1.30pm. It can be viewed live on this website and on The 5th Stand app.

Here are some of the possible discussion points...


Hakim Ziyech

Certain to come up as a subject for Lampard's thought is the Moroccan international whose current club Ajax reached an agreement with Chelsea this week for his summer transfer, pending the player agreeing terms. Lampard's team played against Ziyech twice this season. 

Winter break

With a historic first Premier League player rest break coming to an end for Chelsea, the boss will no doubt be asked for his further views on how it has panned out for his squad, and how training has been during this week, after free time for the players the week before. 

Injury update

It was estimated a couple of weeks ago that Christian Pulisic might be available again following the break, so whether that has panned out as expected is likely to be asked. The latest on Ruben Loftus-Cheek and his approach to full fitness could also be a topic with the midfielder having played a training ground game last week

Return fixture from first day

On the opening weekend of the Premier League season, the Blues suffered a 4-0 defeat against Manchester United but it was widely acknowledged it was an undeserved scoreline. Lampard may be asked to reflect on that game again and what has happened with both sides since.    

Latest Chelsea team news

With the Winter Break completed, Lampard certainly will not be considering rotating players due to fatigue. This was his line-up the last time out, the 2-2 draw at Leicester, when the news was made by the selection of Willy Caballero in goal. 

Caballero; James, Christensen, Rudiger, Azpilicueta (c); Kante, Mount; Jorginho (Kovacic 74); Hudson-Odoi, Abraham (Barkley 83), Pedro (Willian 74).


Latest Man United team news

January addition Odion Ighalo has not played a competitive match since early December but there is a chance the former Watford striker, who has joined Man United on loan from Shanghai, could make his debut against Chelsea. He is going to travel. It is reported he has been training away from the other players as a precaution against coronavirus. 


Chelsea vs Man United United head to head record

Chelsea have lost one of our last 17 Premier League home games against Manchester United (10 wins, six draws), and are unbeaten in our last six.

Man United’s only Premier League win at Stamford Bridge in their last 17 visits was in October 2012.

Man United are looking to secure their first league double over Chelsea since 1987/88.


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How to Watch?

The game is being broadcast live in the UK by Sky Sports. Highlights will be available on The 5th Stand app and this website from midnight on the night of the game. 

There will also be the new Matchday Live video show on The 5th Stand that will follow the game throughout, starting from 7.45pm. 

How to Listen live?

Chelsea TV will be providing live audio commentary on the The 5th Stand App and this website, and there will also be live text commentary on those platforms.

Who is the referee and who is in charge of VAR?

Referee: Anthony Taylor
VAR: Chis Kananagh

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