Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Manchester United vs Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday; Kick-off 5.30pm.
Edinson Cavani is in line to make his Manchester United debut having signed on a free transfer on Deadline Day. The Uruguayan had to undergo a two-week quarantine period following his arrival at Old Trafford but has been working on his fitness.
Defender Harry Maguire and forward Mason Greenwood are both in contention having been absent from the trip to Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.
Eric Bailly has been ruled out for a month while Anthony Martial is still suspended following his red card in the defeat to Tottenham. Jesse Lingard remains a couple of weeks away from fitness.
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Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has picked up a shoulder injury and will miss the trip. Kepa was on the bench for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Sevilla, where Edouard Mendy kept a clean sheet in the goalless draw in west London.
But now he will miss Chelsea's Old Trafford trip on Saturday, with veteran Willy Caballero in line to take a seat on the bench.
Billy Gilmour (knee) is the only other absentee with Hakim Ziyech hoping to add to his two appearances off the bench having returned to fitness.
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Manchester United vs Chelsea will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League from 5pm on Saturday Night Football; kick-off at 5.30pm. Sky Sports customers can watch in-game clips in the live match blog on the Sky Sports website and app. Highlights will also be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.
"We've got our form back," declared Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after his team came away from Paris with an impressive win in midweek. It's hard to argue with him. They looked like a side back to their zippy best. Remember, it wasn't long ago United were unbeaten in 14 matches after the resumption. Some people have short memories, including the markets it seems as United look a backable price to take maximum points.
I'll be keeping them onside against Chelsea, who have kept just one clean sheet in 21 Premier League away games under Frank Lampard. My colleague Gerard Brand paints the picture here of Chelsea's defensive woes perfectly if you fancy reading some intelligent analysis.
United won both league meetings vs Chelsea last season - and at odds-against on Saturday, there's a strong case for them to continue that winning trend.
United's tweak to play Marcus Rashford more central has resulted in more emphasis on width being provided by the full-backs to the extent that Aaron Wan-Bissaka, usually about as dangerous as a puppy going forward, thundered home his first goal of his career last weekend. With Ben Chilwell certain to play very high for Chelsea, I'd be quite confident of Wan-Bissaka - at a juicy 9/4 - following in the footsteps of fellow right-backs Tariq Lamptey, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kyle Walker-Peters and registering a shot on Edouard Mendy's goal.
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- Manchester United are looking to win three consecutive top-flight meetings against Chelsea for the first time since September 1965 under Matt Busby.
- Chelsea are winless in their last seven Premier League away matches against Manchester United (D4 L3); it is the Blues' longest run without a top-flight win at Old Trafford since a 16-game streak between September 1920 and January 1957.
- In the Premier League era since 1992-93, Manchester United vs Chelsea is the most played fixture between top-flight teams in all competitions, with this the 82nd meeting between the sides since then.
- Only once in their league history have Manchester United lost each of their opening three home league games in a single campaign, doing so in the 1930-31 season when they finished bottom.
- Manchester United last lost three consecutive league matches at Old Trafford in February 1979 (lost their last two), whilst they last went five consecutive matches without a victory on home soil in the league in February 1990 (winless in their last four; D2 L2).
- Since the start of last season, Chelsea's away Premier League games have seen more goals scored than any other side's have in the competition (87), with the Blues shipping more goals on the road than any other Premier League side in that time (42).
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