Chelsea vs Manchester United (LIVE UPDATES): Blues battle resurgent Red Devils

Man Utd takes the lead

Manchester United will be hoping to make it three away wins on the bounce tonight as they face eternal rivals Chelsea in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.

On their part, the Blues have the opportunity to avenge their opening-day defeat to United when the two sides renew hostilities at Stamford Bridge

United ran out 4-0 winners at Old Trafford to get their Premier League campaign off to a dream start in August, but the fortunes of both sides have varied greatly since with the Blues largely seen as the favourites to progress.

Both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men and Frank Lampard’s team had a good outing over the weekend and they would hope to build on that.

United romped to victory at Carrow Road on Sunday while Chelsea also did well with a 4-2 victory away from home.

The EFL Cup provides Lampard with his first chance to get an early trophy under his belt and they certainly made a confident start in their quest to reach a second successive final by hammering Grimsby Town 7-1 in the previous round – a result which kicked off their winning streak.

United will provide sterner opposition than Grimsby but will the Blues prevail.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live Update.

Kickoff is 9.05 p.m.

Man Utd

Starting XI: Romero; Lindelof, Maguire, Rojo; Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Fred, Williams; Lingard; James, Rashford

Subs: Grant, Martial, Mata, Young, Garner, Pereira, Jones


The match has commenced at Stamford Bridge


Corner kick for Chelsea


Maguire wins a free-kick, easing the pressure on United.


Yellow card Scott McTominay


This is Chelsea’s second-youngest starting XI under Frank Lampard (24y 166d), after their game v Sheff Utd in August (24y 159d).


CLOSE! Good chance for United, the best opportunity so far!


Another yellow card.. This time for Batshuayi


United have started to grow into the game slightly now


United have started to grow into the game slightly now


Penalty kick for United!!


Rashford to take it for United… He smashes it in !!!


GOAL Chelsea 0-1 Manchester United

Man Utd takes the lead

Chelsea last faced Man Utd in the League Cup in a fourth-round tie in October 2012, winning a 5-4 thriller


The Blues just cannot find a route out at the moment as United continue to their own despite playing away


The Blues just cannot find a route out at the moment as United continue to their own despite playing away


Quick short corner kick by Chelsea


Good tackle by United halts another Chelsea move


Pulisic commits a foul


This has been a very good first half from United, who lead courtesy of a penalty from Rashford.


Romero in the United goal is yet to make a save, he’s barely touched the ball so far tonight


HALF-TIME: CHELSEA 0-1 MANCHESTER UNITED


Second half underway


Injury scare …Hudson-Odoi is still receiving treatment while the match continues here.


The youngster is back in action


Chelsea have started the better, as they did in the first half, but United are so dangerous on the counter-attack


GOALLLL!!


Michy Batsuayi makes it 1-1

A very special goal from the Batsman who holds off a host of Man Utd defenders before firing past Romero from outside the box [PHOTO CREDIT: @ChelseaFC]
A very special goal from the Batsman who holds off a host of Man Utd defenders before firing past Romero from outside the box [PHOTO CREDIT: @ChelseaFC]

Still no signs of any changes for either side here


MAN UNITED SUB! Martial replaces Lindelof for the away side.


Another MAN UNITED SUB! Pereira is also on in place of Lingard here.


Lampard makes his changes too.. Christian Pulisic out for Pedro and Billy Gilmour for Mason Mount


Man United have a free kick in a decent area as Pedro fouls Fred


Rashford… takes it… GOALLLLLL


A magnificent free-kick and United are back in front


Tammy Abraham has been thrown into the game as defeat is staring Chelsea in the face


Ashley Young is brought in to replace two-goal scorer Marcus Rashford


Alonso with a one-time shot but the United keeper pushes away for a corner kick


Little over five minutes of the second period remaining….there will be no extra-time in this match. A goal for Chelsea would force penalties here.


Martial tries an in-swinger but his effort glides over the bar


Full Time: Chelsea 1-2 Man United


Manchester United through to the quarter-final




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