Premier League big guns Chelsea and Manchester United face off this weekend.

Chelsea drew with Southampton last weekend and need to bounce back to maintain their top four challenge.

Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester United face off this weekend


Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester United face off this weekend

Meanwhile, Man United beat Newcastle to stay second in the league.

Both teams will be eager to win in Sunday’s showdown and kick on towards the end of the season.

These two drew 0-0 in October and Chelsea have not beaten United in the league since November 2017.

Chelsea v Manchester United: How to watch

This match will be held at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, February 28 and will kick-off at 4:30pm.

This game is being broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 4pm and will follow their coverage of Tottenham vs Burnley.

Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.

If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.

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Chelsea v Manchester United: Team news

Chelsea remain without Thiago Silva for Sunday’s visit of United.

The Brazil defender has not featured for the Blues since the 1-0 win at Tottenham on February 4 due to a thigh injury.

Chelsea have no other injury concerns ahead of the Stamford Bridge meeting.

United are hoping Edinson Cavani, Donny Van De Beek and Scott McTominay can return.

Cavani and Van De Beek have missed the past three matches with muscle complaints, while McTominay has be dealing with a slight knock.

Daniel James is a doubt while Juan Mata has joined Paul Pogba, Phil Jones and Hannibal Mejbri on the sidelines.

Chelsea v Manchester United: What has been said?

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel: “Hopefully we can win, this is what we go for.

“We know that it is a big challenge because of their unbeaten away record so far. We know what we are up against, a team that can hurt you any second with individual quality and with speed.

“They are a strong team away, they can defend very compact and they are very, very good in transition. Whoever plays it will be a big challenge to defend all this, to defend counter-attacks.

“The implications are huge. If we get a win out of this game, it is huge and if they get a win, it is huge for them to increase the difference between us.

“We will underline our opinion and knowledge from Man United for the last four weeks like always and prepare our team as always to hopefully win this match.

“In the end, we will focus on us and what we need to do to win this difficult match. There’s a lot to do but we are on a good run and it will be a big challenge to be the first to beat them in an away game.”

Man United and Chelsea drew in a dull stalemate in October


Man United and Chelsea drew in a dull stalemate in October

Chelsea v Manchester United: Match stats and facts

  • Chelsea were beaten 2-0 at Stamford Bridge by Manchester United last season in the Premier League – they haven’t lost consecutive home games against the Red Devils since October 1995.
  • In all competitions, Manchester United have won their last three away games against Chelsea, winning in the FA Cup in February 2019, League Cup in October 2019 and Premier League in February 2020. They have never won four in a row away against Chelsea.
  • Chelsea haven’t lost four consecutive home games in all competitions against an opponent since a run of four against Watford between 1981 and 1986.
  • Chelsea have failed to score in three consecutive Premier League games against Man Utd, attempting 41 shots without success across these games. The last time they failed to score in four consecutive top-flight matches against an opponent was in April 1960 against Bolton Wanderers.
  • Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in each of their three Premier League home games under manager Thomas Tuchel, with the Blues last keeping four in a row in January 2018. The only manager to not concede a single goal in their first four home Premier League games in charge is Brendan Rodgers in October 2011.
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in 19 Premier League away games (W13 D6), a run that began with a 2-0 win at Chelsea in February 2020. This is the Red Devils’ longest unbeaten away run in their top-flight history – their previous longest of 17 between December 1998-September 1999 ended with a 0-5 defeat at Stamford Bridge (Oct 1999).
  • The away team has won all four of the previous managerial matches between Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and Man Utd’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, all between Man Utd and PSG in the Champions League. Solskjaer could become only the second manager to win three away games against Tuchel in all competitions, after Jurgen Klopp (4).
  • Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has been involved in seven goals in all competitions against Chelsea (5 goals, 2 assists) – against no side has he been involved in more in his career.
  • Chelsea’s Mason Mount has scored two goals in his last three Premier League games, as many as in his previous 21 in the competition. However, all four of his league goals this season have come away from home.
  • Bruno Fernandes provided his 10th Premier League assist of the season against Newcastle last time out, becoming only the fourth different Man Utd player to reach double figures for both goals and assists in a single Premier League campaign, after Eric Cantona (3 times), Dwight Yorke (1998-99) and Wayne Rooney (5 times).


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