It will battle royal in the second game of the Super Sunday in the Premier League as Chelsea and Manchester United battle it out at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea come into this match off the back of a 3-0 Champions League defeat at the hands of Roma in midweek.
United are four points better off than today’s opponents but still trail their local rivals by a sizeable margin despite having lost just one of their last 16 matches across all competitions.
Many are also keen to see how the spicy rivalry between Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho will pan out in London.
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Kickoff is 5.30 p.m.
The Line ups …
CHELSEA STARTING XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Hazard, Morata
CHELSEA SUBS: Caballero, Rudiger, Ampadu, Drinkwater, Willian, Pedro, Batshuayi
MAN UTD STARTING XI: De Gea; Bailly, Jones, Smalling; Valencia, Herrera, Matic, Young; Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Rashford
MAN UTD SUBS: Romero, Blind. Darmian, Fellaini, McTominay, Lingard, Martial
Kick off and Chelsea already looking for the opener.
Courtois with a save off a dipping cross from Rashford
Ball in the net but no goal for Chelsea…. Morata adjudged to have pushed the United defender.
Chelsea players getting ‘mad’ with the calls by the referee…
CHANCE: Bakayoko fluffs a big chance inside the United box
SAVE!!! Courtois to the rescue for Chelsea as he makes a fantastic save from Lukaku’s thunderbolt
De Gea also comes with a fantastic save as Eden Hazard fires in a shot from 20 yards
FREE KICK to Chelsea
First Yellow card goes to Chelsea’s Bakoyoko
Chelsea have lost just one of their last 15 home PL games against Man United (in Oct 2012), winning nine and drawing five.
Manchester City’s victory earlier must have had an impact on how both sides are approaching this game, particular United
A tame shot from Morata .. De Gea picks the ball almost effortlessly.
Rashford tries a dashing run down the left flank but he is checkmated by Azpilicueta.
Morata wins a free kick near the center circle
Another save for De Gea to make, but once again it is a simple one as he collects Zappacosta’s tame effort.
Barely five minutes remaining in this first half now, and it has been an absorbing contest despite the lack of goals so far. Chelsea look the most likely to score at the moment.
HALF TIME: Chelsea 0-0 manchester United
The teams find their way back for the second half
Chelsea get the Second half underway
YELLOW Card: Phil Jones booked for foul on Hazard
Another Yellow card for United as Herera steps on Hazard
GOALLL!!!! Chelsea take the lead
Wonderful header by Alvaro Morata gives Chelsea the lead.
Mourinho planning sweeping changes as he hopes to fight his way back here. Anthony Martial, Marouane Fellaini all warming up now.
CHANCE.. Balls rolls in front of the United goal post but no Chelsea player for the connection needed
Double subs: Henrikh Mkhitaryan out for Anthony Martial
Phil Jones out for Marouane Fellaini
New entrant, Fellaini almost cost United another goal but Morata was checkmated
Conte makes his own substitution….Rudiger in for Davide Zappacosta
Another yellow card as Fellaini is booked for an elbow into Morata’s face
CHANCE: Bakoyoko could have made it 2-0 after stealing the ball but his final touch leaves more to be desired
Conte brings in Drinkwater to replace Cesc Fabregas
United are getting very physical as the tackles are flying everywhere
SAVE… Massive save by Courtois off a wonderful effort from Fellaini
Four minutes added time
Morata slips off that could have been a second goal for Chelsea and the Spaniard
Free kick for United … Rashford’s effort goes over the bar
FULL TIME: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United
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