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Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard [Reuters]

Chelsea welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge for the weekend's most awaited Premier League fixture on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 4:00pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:25pm GMT.


Chelsea are on a good run of form in recent matches winning their last five games and remain unbeaten in six matches in all competitions. Out of those six matches Petr Cech has managed to keep five clean sheets, having conceded only one goal.

In their last league fixture, the Blues travelled to the KC Stadium to take on Hull City and won by two goals to nil. Both sides failed to break the deadlock in the first-half but Eden Hazard upped his gear to put Chelsea in the front 11 minutes into the second-half. Fernando Torres ensured all three points for the visitors late in the game to score in what was his 200th appearance in the Premier League.

The west London club are third in the league table with 46 points from 21 matches. Jose Mourinho will be hoping that his side can keep the pressure on the top two teams, Manchester City (50 points) and Arsenal (51 points) who won their respective league fixtures on Saturday.

Meanwhile, United bounced back after suffering three consecutive defeats in all competitions to register their first win of 2014. The Red Devils secured a 2-0 victory at Old Trafford against Swansea City on January 11, just six days after suffering a 1-2 deficit against the same opposition in the FA Cup third round clash at home.

Adnan Januzaj
Adnan Januzaj [Reuters]

United were keen on emerging victorious and dominated the game from the beginning as Adnan Januzaj hit the crossbar from a free-kick, but the hosts failed to score a goal in the first-half. The pressure finally paid-off for the home side as Antonio Valencia scored within two minutes into the second-half. Danny Welbeck then ensured all three points for David Moyes side 12 minutes later.

United sit seventh in the table with 37 points from 21 games, a win at Stamford Bridge may leapfrog the visitors to sixth spot if Tottenham Hotspur lose against the Swans in the other league fixture of the day.

What Managers Say

Jose Mourinho: "I start by saying we don't play against a team that are 11 points behind the leader, we play against the champions, we play against Manchester United. On many occasions, the team that looks to be in the most difficult situation appears stronger in the match, that's why I consider this game especially dangerous."

David Moyes: "This is a big game for us to hang in there and we have to try to pick up points. Chelsea have shown over the years they're strong at Stamford Bridge and we need to go there and make sure we're hard to play against. We need to make it a difficult day for Chelsea like they made it a difficult day for us at Old Trafford."

Team Form

Eto'o John Terry Chelsea
John Terry and Samuel Eto\'o [Reuters]


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W W
  • Last Result: Hull City 0-2 Chelsea

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L L L W
  • Last Result: Manchester United 2-0 Swansea City

Team News


  • Injured: Branislav Ivanovic (knee), Marco van Ginkel (knee)
  • Doubtful: Frank Lampard (calf)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup:Cech; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Mikel, Ramires; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto'o

Manchester United

  • Injured: Wayne Rooney (groin), Robin van Persie (thigh), Rio Ferdinand (knee), Nani (hamstring), Ashley Young (shoulder), Marouane Fellaini (wrist), Jonny Evans (back)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Fabio da Silva

Probable Lineup: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Carrick, Cleverley; Valencia, Kagawa, Januzaj; Welbeck