Chelsea, led by American forward Christian Pulisic, faces Manchester United, led by Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, in an English Premier League match on Sunday, November 28, 2021 (11/28/21) at Stamford Bridge in London, England. How to watch Chelsea vs. Manchester United: Live stream, USA TV, channel, kick-off time for English Premier League match (11/28/21)
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Here’s what you need to know:
What: English Premier League
Who: Chelsea vs. Manchester United
When: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
Where: Stamford Bridge
Live stream: Peacock
Energized by a change of manager and another opportunistic finish by Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League with a game to spare on Tuesday.
Another newly appointed coach sill has work to do, though, to get Barcelona into the last 16.
United was led for the first time by Michael Carrick following the weekend firing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and, just like his predecessor, the interim manager was left to be thankful for a goal by the Champions League’s record scorer.
Ronaldo produced a sublime lobbed finish to put United ahead against Villarreal and a 90th-minute strike by Jadon Sancho — his first goal since joining for $100 million in the offseason — sealed a 2-0 win to secure progress as the winner of Group F. Ronaldo has scored in all five group games so far, and now has a record-extending 140 Champions League goals in his career.
Another English team, defending champion Chelsea, also advanced on the back of a 4-0 win over already-qualified Juventus, which slumped to its heaviest ever loss in the Champions League. With Liverpool also qualified and Manchester City likely to join them, the Premier League will again be well represented in the knockout stage.
Premier League leaders Chelsea welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
The Blues are in fine form after thrashing Juventus midweek in the Champions League, while the Red Devils are regrouping after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking.
Michael Carrick takes charge again, though Ralf Rangnick is poised to take over as interim boss for the remainder of the season, though the former United midfielder steadied the ship midweek with a precious 2-0 win at Villarreal enough to clinch a place in the last 16.
Thomas Tuchel’s side will be eager to make a statement and prove their worth as the pace-setters in the title race, given Liverpool FC and Manchester City are also producing outstanding football of late.
What is the team news?
Chelsea will be without Ben Chilwell, who faces several months out with suspected ACL damage picked up against Juventus. N’Golo Kante is also set to miss out due to a knee injury suffered in the same fixture.
Mateo Kovacic is another doubt, while Kai Havertz has a hamstring strain.
The good news for the Blues is that Romelu Lukaku is primed to return.
Marcos Alonso and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will likely come in for Chilwell and Kante, though Tuchel could also use Cesar Azpilicueta as the left wing-back or at centre-back in place of Trevoh Chalobah.
United will miss Harry Maguire after his red card humiliation at Vicarage Road, with Raphael Varane’s injury meaning Eric Bailly is due to start. Paul Pogba is a long-term absentee, with Edinson Cavani, Luke Shaw and Mason Greenwood (Covid) all doubts.
Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford will push for recalls after starting on the bench against Villarreal, with Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial at risk of dropping out.
Chelsea predicted XI: Mendy; Chalobah, Silva, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Alonso; Mount, Hudson-Odoi; Lukaku
Manchester United predicted XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Bailly, Telles; Fred, McTominay; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo
Chelsea : 4/7
Manchester United: 5/1
United have renewed momentum here after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure with Michael Carrick putting in the foundations for a 2-0 win at Villarreal. This game should suit United in terms of approach, with the visitors likely to spend long spells suffering without the ball. We’ll look to United being efficient on the break though with their star power able to snatch a point. 1-1.
Chelsea host Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon in what will be a serious test for Red Devils caretaker manager Michael Carrick.
The Blues are top of the table and in fine form both domestically and in Europe, thrashing Juventus 4-0 in the Champions League earlier this week.
Manchester United picked up a 2-0 win at Villarreal on Tuesday in Carrick’s first game in charge to boost morale after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking, but they go into this one ninth in the Premier League and 12 points behind Thomas Tuchel’s side.