Manchester United 1-0 Chelsea LIVE! Premier League match stream, latest score, goal updates today
Champions League football will officially return to Old Trafford next season if Man United can avoid defeat against Chelsea tonight. With Frank Lampard’s Blues victorious in only one of their nine games under the caretaker boss, Red Devils fans may see that as something of a shoo-in.
Erik ten Hag has only named Marcus Rashford on the bench for tonight’s Premier League clash, which comes as a game in hand for both teams after being postponed for the FA Cup semi-finals earlier this year. Not only can United guarantee a top-four finish with a point but all three will send them into third place ahead of the final weekend.
Chelsea are playing for little more than pride yet can retake 11th place off Crystal Palace with a draw in Manchester. Raheem Sterling is absent after being left out of the England squad, with Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke in the XI. Follow Man Utd vs Chelsea LIVE via Standard Sport’s match blog with Nizaar Kinsella providing expert analysis from the ground.
33 mins: Hopeful penalty appeal from the United fans as Fofana and Fernandes tangle. Waved away.
Stuart Attwell is not told to check it by VAR.
32 mins: Chelsea allowed plenty of the ball since the goal but it’s on the counter again where they threaten, after a pass to Martial is neatly cut out.
Enzo finds Hall on the left for a cross that Havertz badly skews off target! He’s almost headed it further away from the net than where he was standing…
Nizaar Kinsella at Old Trafford
Trevoh Chalobah has a word with Antony as he goes off and so did Erik ten Hag. He looked in a lot of pain.
28 mins: Antony is back on his feet but looks in real pain on his ankle, with hands over his face as Fernandes helps attend to him.
The Brazilian departs on the stretcher. A big worry for the FA Cup final.
Nizaar Kinsella at Old Trafford
Some concern for Manchester United as it looks like Antony is being stretchered off.
Unclear what he has done but it was a clean tackle from Trevoh Chalobah and there were no complaints from the United players.
26 mins: It isn’t looking good at all for Antony, with Rashford preparing to come on perhaps earlier than Ten Hag would have liked.
The stretcher is out.
24 mins: Another stoppage as Antony receives treatment after a tough-but-fair challenge by Chalobah.
22 mins: Azpilicueta is back in the fold as this game hits a bit of a lull, both teams looking far happier on the counter meaning they are starting to not over-commit.
The onus is on Chelsea though as Madueke wins a corner off Shaw. A good little jostle, that.
19 mins: Antony latches onto a high ball over the top after Chalobah gets caught and the Brazilian lays a calm pass for Martial…
But his touch is poor and Chelsea get back to make the tackle!
It was Azpilicueta, who has picked up a knock for his troubles.
18 mins: Gallagher almost the most advanced Chelsea player out of possession, spearheading the away side’s press.
United look pretty comfortable on the ball, all said. They are closing in on a guaranteed top-four finish with third place also theirs should they win.