It's been a tough campaign for both teams as they lurch from one below-par performance to another.
While Mauricio Pochettino continues to juggle a £1billion squad beset with injuries, Erik ten Hag's fractious tenure is in real danger of being cut short.
A win for either team would hardly provide all the solutions, but it would provide a welcome respite in a tough December schedule.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Manchester United vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 8.15pm GMT kick-off tonight, Wednesday, December 6, 2023.
The match will take place at Old Trafford in Salford.
Where to watch Manchester United vs Chelsea
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Amazon Prime Video.
Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Amazon Prime Video app and website.
Live blog: You can follow all the action tonight via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Nizaar Kinsella at the ground.
Manchester United vs Chelsea team news
Manchester United vs Chelsea prediction
This is the battle between two teams who have been largely dismal this season with the odd bright spark.
The only real guarantee is goals, with both defences unable to keep a clean sheet, but whatever version of either team turns up is anyone's guess.
I'm going to somewhat sit on the fence and plump for a 2-2 draw.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The Red Devils' 4-1 win in May ended this fixture's run of five consecutive draws.
Man United wins: 82
Chelsea wins: 55
Manchester United vs Chelsea match odds
Man United: 13/8
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).