Chelsea vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest score, goals and updates from Premier League fixture today


Chelsea and Manchester United meet in a Premier League showdown at Stamford Bridge as both sides try to strike a blow in the race for the top four. With Manchester City moving 13 points clear at the top yesterday, it seems increasingly likely that Pep Guardiola’s side will clinch the title, and it seems United’s best bet may be to consolidate their position in the Champions League places. United are six points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea, so this game carries a six point swing either way.

The Blues are going well under Thomas Tuchel but a disappointing draw against Southampton has halted their progress. This will be their first serious test in the Premier League since the German’s arrival, although victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16 first leg showed plenty of promise.

Follow all the live action from Stamford Bridge below.

• Read more: Tuchel admits he wanted Fernandes at PSG

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CHELSEA 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED (7’)

Ziyech and Mount link up cleverly, and the latter tries to get a shot off amid a sea of red shirts in the box. Lindelof is in the way.

CHELSEA 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED (6’)

Rudiger sets off on a marauding run from the back, making it all the way to the edge of United’s box. He puts a low cross into the box but it’s intercepted by McTominay.

CHELSEA 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED (5’)

Chelsea have quickly established control of the ball, pressing high and hard when they don’t have it and making United work just to maintain possession.

CHELSEA 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED (3’)

An early opening for Chelsea as Mount breaks away down the left and lifts a cross towards Giroud. Shaw does well to get his head to it before the Frenchman. Nothing comes of the corner that follows.

KICK-OFF

United get us underway!

The players make their way out at Stamford Bridge. Just a few minutes until kick-off…

LAST MEETING

These two sides played out a drab goalless draw at Old Trafford back in October, a game hindered by the cautiousness of both managers. Frank Lampard was, at that point, looking to address his side’s defensive concerns, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United had yet to win at home in the league. Let’s hope things are a little more expansive this afternoon.

THOMAS TUCHEL SPEAKS TO SKY SPORTS

“[On Fernandes] We have guys who can take care of him, we trust N’Golo and Kovacic to take care of him. He’s a key player, accelerator of the game, he delivers passes. Absolutely quality player but we have also some quality players and the challenge is to defend it. [On playing against United as PSG boss] We have experience with the players, we know them very well. The manager has not changed, the team has not significantly changed, so this is a knowledge that we have. We won twice, we lost twice. In England I beat them twice, so since we are in England today let’s keep it going this way.”

PRE-MATCH READING

Here’s Miguel Delaney on the contrasting approaches of Chelsea and United…

The compelling contrast of styles at the heart of Chelsea vs Manchester United

Two sides with a fundamental difference in approach meet on Sunday in a match that could go a long way into deciding the make-up of the top four

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