Frank Lampard is hoping for a good start ot his first season in charge (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)Manchester United will host Chelsea this afternoon for the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.It will be Frank Lampard’s first competitive match since taking charge at Chelsea and fans are likely to see some younger players on the bench and in the starting eleven.
Chelsea will also be without Eden Hazard, who completed an £88 million move to Real Madrid in the summer, while a transfer ban meant they couldn’t strengthen their current squad.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will also be overlooking his first opening day fixture for Man United since being appointed as permanent manager earlier this year.
When is Manchester United vs Chelsea?The match between Manchester United and Chelsea will kick-off at 16.30 on Sunday 11 August.The two sides will meet at Old Trafford, which was where Frank Lampard was able to knock Man United out of the FA Cup last season when his Derby side won on penalties.
Marcus Rashford could start for Manchester United in today’s match (Photo by James Worsfold/Getty Images)How to watch Manchester United vs ChelseaAdvertisementAdvertisementLive coverage of the match will be shown on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event as part of the Super Sunday programming.
It will follow the fixture between Newcastle and Arsenal, and the studio team will include Sky’s new pundit Jose Mourinho.Highlights from the game will also be shown on Match of the Day 2 which airs on BBC One at 22.30 on Sunday 11 August.More: Football
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Ross Barkley had an impressive pre-season (Photo by David Geieregger/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)Manchester United vs Chelsea team newsManchester United have a mostly fit squad, with Eric Bailly the only long-term injury as he recovers from knee surgery.Paul Pogba could return to the team after overcoming his back injury, while Alexis Sanchez is a doubt for the match after suffering a problem with his hamstring during the Copa America.
New signing Harry Maguire could make his first appearance for the side after joining from Leicester City.For Chelsea Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi remain out with achilles tendon injuries, while it is too soon to see Antonio Rudiger back on the pitch as he continues his recovery from knee surgery.
Reece James also continues to work on his recovery, while N’Golo Kante could return to the side after overcoming injury problems that carried over from the end of last season and halted his pre-season progress.AdvertisementAdvertisementAmerican international Christian Pulisic is expected to be handed.