Chelsea will be looking to maintain a push for Champions League football next season, when they visit Old Trafford to take on the new Premier League champions Manchester United.

Manchester United v Chelsea

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 4pm BST, with Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 1 HD, Sky Sports 3D, Sky Go and BBC Radio 5 Live providing live coverage in the UK. Watch highlights of the game on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.25pm.


Having clinched a place in the Europa League final in midweek by overcoming Basel, Chelsea are now looking to move a step closer to securing Champions League qualification for next season by beating the Red Devils on their home turf. Rafa Benitez's men are fourth in the league table, two points behind Arsenal, who have played two games more.

United, on the other hand, have nothing left to play for after winning their 20th league title two weeks ago. However, Sir Alex Ferguson's side will have some motivation to beat the Blues, after the west London outfit knocked them out of both domestic cups this season.

The reverse league fixture at Stamford Bridge in October, ended in a 3-2 win for United, with Fernando Torres being sent off controversially and Chichartio netting the winner from an offside position.

Team Form

Manchester United

  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): D W D W L
  • Last Match: Arsenal 1 - 1 Manchester United


  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): W W W D W
  • Last Match: Chelsea 3 - 1 Basel
Manchester United v Chelsea

Team News

Manchester United: Danny Welbeck is out with a knee problem but skipper Nemanja Vidic has returned from a calf strain and is back in contention. Meanwhile, Paul Scholes is available for the first time since January, after the midfield veteran recovered from a knee injury. Ashley Young (ankle) and Darren Fletcher (illness) remain sidelined. Ferguson has promised to field a strong line-up against Chelsea, despite clinching the Premier League title.

Probable Line-up: (4-2-3-1) de Gea; Rafael, Evans, Vidic, Evra; Jones, Carrick; Nani, Rooney, Kagawa; van Persie

Chelsea: Oriol Romeu is a definite absentee for the Blues although there has not been any update on Marko Marin's (thigh) fitness. Benitez will make a few changes to the starting line-up as usual to the team that featured in the Europa League on Thursday. John Terry, Ashley Cole, Juan Mata, Oscar and Demba Ba are all expected to come in to the XI, with Cesar Azpilicueta, Ryan Bertrand, Frank Lampard, Victor Moses and Fernando Torres making way.

Probable Line-up: (4-2-3-1) Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Luiz; Hazard, Mata, Oscar; Ba