Interim Red Devils boss Ralf Rangnick has admitted that United’s hopes of Champions League qualification are now over, while Chelsea’s late win over West Ham on Sunday surely cements their place in the top three.
Still, despite the lack of jeopardy, this is still one of the biggest games that the Premier League has to offer. While it’s hard to argue that either side are anywhere near their respective best at the moment, any meeting between two of England’s biggest clubs is worth watching.
Both United and Chelsea are approaching new eras and a changing of the guard is afoot, meaning this game could be played in an entirely different context next season.
Here’s everything you need to know about the match...
Date, kick-off time and venue
Manchester United vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 7.45pm BST kick-off time tonight, Thursday April 28, 2022.
Old Trafford in Manchester will host the contest.
Where to watch Manchester United vs Chelsea
TV channel: In the UK, Manchester United vs Chelsea will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Coverage begins at 7pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the game live online via the Sky Go app.
LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates via Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. James Robson will be providing updates from Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs Chelsea lineups and team news
Manchester United XI: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Telles; McTominay, Matic; Elanga, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo.
Subs: Henderson, Heaton, Fernandez, Jones, Hannibal, Mata, Garnacho, Bailly, Shoretire.
Chelsea XI: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Havertz, Werner.
Subs: Kepa, Sarr, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Pulisic, Ziyech, Kenedy, Lukaku.
Manchester United vs Chelsea prediction
Two sides out of form, United’s sheer amount of defensive problems could let Chelsea in to pile on more misery.
Chelsea to win 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Manchester United wins: 81
Chelsea wins: 55