Having already ended the club’s six-year trophy drought in the Carabao Cup earlier this year, Erik ten Hag leading United back into Europe’s top-tier competition would be a major stride forward during his first year in charge, with an FA Cup final clash with Treble-chasing City also to come at Wembley on June 3.
The situation, however, could not be more different for Chelsea. The Blues are playing for absolutely nothing and need what has been a nightmare season to end as quickly as possible as they await the arrival of new boss Mauricio Pochettino, sitting down in 12th after dire form under interim boss Frank Lampard.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Manchester United vs Chelsea is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off time tonight, Thursday May 25, 2023.
Old Trafford in Manchester will host the contest.
Where to watch Manchester United vs Chelsea
TV channel: Tonight’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR in the UK, with coverage starting from 7pm.
Live stream: Subscribers can also access a live stream online via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated live match blog, with Nizaar Kinsella at Old Trafford to provide expert analysis.
Manchester United vs Chelsea team news
Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Chalobah, W Fofana, Hall; Enzo, Gallagher, Chukwuemeka; Madueke, Havertz, Mudryk.
Subs: Mendy, Gilchrist, Koulibaly, Silva, Loftus-Cheek, Joao Felix, Pulisic, Ziyech, D. Fofana.
Manchester United vs Chelsea prediction
Chelsea are in such dire form at the moment and Lampard has even questioned the commitment of some of his players. There is nothing to suggest that they are capable of beating a United team so good at home.
Man Utd to win, 3-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The last five meetings between these teams have resulted in a draw, two of which were goalless. It means Chelsea are unbeaten at Old Trafford since August 2019, when Rashford hit a brace for United.
Man United wins: 81
Chelsea wins: 55
Manchester United vs Chelsea match odds
Manchester United to win: 8/13
Chelsea to win: 4/1
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).