United v Chelsea: Your essential guide
Manchester United will face Chelsea at Old Trafford on the opening weekend of the 2019/20 Premier League season, on Sunday 11 August (kick-off 16:30 BST).
HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE GAME?
MUTV subscribers will be able to watch live dedicated build-up to the game in the ‘Match Day’ show, followed by live radio commentary. You can also follow our coverage on ManUtd.com and the Official App, where you can track live data and player statistics in the Match Centre.
WHICH TV CHANNEL IS IT ON IN THE UK?
Sky Sports have been confirmed as the UK broadcaster for our clash with the Blues, with BT Sport and Amazon Prime also set to show live matches during the 2019/20 season. As always, the match will be shown in full on MUTV from the following day.
The Blues are one of our oldest foes and, along with United, are one of just six ever-presents in the Premier League era. Since the league’s inception in 1992, we’ve hosted Chelsea 27 times and have won 10, drawn 11 and lost just six times. The Reds first played the west London side in 1905 and, of the 183 previous meetings in all competitions, we’ve won 75, drawn 55 and lost 53. United have a good recent record against Chelsea at Old Trafford and are unbeaten in our last six encounters with the Blues, the last of which ended 1-1 in April.
Chelsea finished third in the Premier League in 2018/19 and ultimately secured a return to the Champions League. They also won the Europa League in May, beating London rivals Arsenal 4-1 in the final in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Blues were less fortunate in the Carabao Cup, where they lost on penalties to Manchester City in the final at Wembley. As for the Emirates FA Cup, the West London outfit were dumped out in the fifth round by the Reds, who triumphed 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. After just one season as head coach, former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri left the club to return to Italy as the new Juventus boss. The Italian was replaced by the Blues’ all-time record goalscorer Frank Lampard, who returns to the club after spending the previous campaign in charge of Championship side Derby County, who he led to the play-off final during his first year in management. The former midfielder’s first competitive game as Chelsea manager will, of course, take place against United on 11 August.
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