Manchester United vs Chelsea Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

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Man Utd have beaten Chelsea three times this season | Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Manchester United and Chelsea travel to Wembley Stadium on Sunday evening in their bids to reach the FA Cup final.

The two sides have met three times already this season, with the Red Devils coming out on top in all three of those clashes.

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Daniel James scored the fourth in a 4-0 win vs Chelsea on his debut | Julian Finney/Getty Images

However, Chelsea currently sit just a point above Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in the Premier League table, with the race for a top four finish heating up as the season finally reaches a conclusion.

Here though, none of that matters – with both teams instead focused on reaching yet another FA Cup final, to be staged at the beginning of August. Here’s 90min‘s preview of the game.

When is Kick Off? Sunday 19 July
What Time is Kick Off? 18:00 (BST)
Where is it Being Played? Wembley Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? BBC One (UK), ESPN (US)
Referee? Mike Dean

Manchester United are likely to be light at the left-back spot again, after Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams both missed the trip to Selhurst Park. This leaves Timothy Fosu-Mensah likely to fill in again, while Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe remain out.

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Timothy Fosu-Mensah filled in at left-back against his former club on Thursday | Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

As for Frank Lampard’s side, World Cup winner N’Golo Kante could return after missing the last three games with a hamstring problem. Youngster Billy Gilmour, who drew plenty of praise after his performance against Liverpool in the fifth round, remains sidelined with a knee injury.

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Bailly, Fosu-Mensah; Matic, Pogba, Fernandes; Greenwood, Martial, Rashford

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso; Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Kovacic; Willian, Giroud, Pulisic

A victory for Manchester United will see them go 20 games unbeaten in all competitions – a run that stretches all the way back to January.

Marcus Rashford in particular will be relishing Sunday’s game. The 22-year old has scored four times against Chelsea this season in two games, the most recent of those being a breathtaking 35 yard free-kick in the Carabao Cup.

Rashford scores an unbelievable free kick at Stamford Bridge | GLYN KIRK/Getty Images

Chelsea also go to Wembley Stadium in high spirits, having won eight of their previous ten games in all competitions.

Olivier Giroud will be hoping to continue his fine form, having found the net in five of his last six starts since usurping Tammy Abraham in the striking pecking order.

Here is how both sides have fared in their last five fixtures.

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Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester United (16/07)
Manchester United 2-2 Southampton (13/07)
Aston Villa 0-3 Manchester United (09/07)
Manchester United 5-2 Bournemouth (04/07)
Brighton and Hove Albion 0-3 Manchester United (30/06)


Chelsea 1-0 Norwich City (14/7)
Sheffield United 3-0 Chelsea (11/-7)
Crystal Palace 2-3 Chelsea (07/07)
Chelsea 3-0 Watford (04/07)
West Ham United 3-2 Chelsea (01/07)

Frank Lampard and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer meet for the fourth time this campaign | GLYN KIRK/Getty Images

With both sides firmly locked in tight competition for a Champions League place, it is possible that either manager may prioritise the league on this occasion.

However, there is an opportunity for both managers to win their first pieces of silverware at their current clubs, so expect neither to take it lightly. With United’s tremendous attacking quality in recent fixtures, as well as Chelsea’s defensive frailties, a win for the Red Devils seems to be on the cards.

Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea


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