Manchester United vs. Chelsea: Where to Watch EPL, Live Stream, Team News and Odds

Manchester United and Chelsea begin the season with more questions than answers after a difficult summer.

The two Premier League giants meet at Old Trafford on Sunday with cautious optimism, rather than excitement, being the prevalent mood in both camps.

United made Harry Maguire the world's most expensive defender after meeting Leicester City's $97 million valuation and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also spent a combined $79 million on Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.

While that has addressed some of the issues, the squad remains short of quality. The club's pursuit of Juventus forward Paulo Dybala came to nothing and the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan on deadline day left the squad light in attack.

Similarly, the options at Solskjaer's disposal in midfield remain painfully short and a lot will be asked of Paul Pogba this season. Whether the Frenchman, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid throughout the summer, will be up to the task remains to be seen.

Chelsea's problems are of an entirely different nature. Frank Lampard's homecoming at Stamford Bridge to replace Maurizio Sarri has been complicated by the fact Chelsea is hamstrung by a transfer ban.

The embargo has prevented Lampard from making any signings, although the Blues had agreed deals for Christian Pulisic and Mateo Kovacic before the transfer window opened.

More importantly, Chelsea lost Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, and offsetting the departure of such a talismanic player will be high Lampard's list of priorities.

The former England international got Derby County to within one game of the Premier League last season, but managing in the top-flight will pose completely different challenges.

However, as is the case with Solskjaer, Lampard's popularity with the fans is such that he should be granted plenty of time to leave his mark on the club.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Sunday.

Manchester United, Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the 2019 International Champions Cup match between Manchester United and AC Milan at Principality Stadium on August 3 in Cardiff, Wales. Alex Davidson/International Champions Cup/Getty

When and where is the game?

Manchester United hosts Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday, August 11, with kick-off scheduled for 4:30 p.m. local time (11:30 a.m. ET).

United last lost at home against Chelsea in May 2013, but failed to beat any of the so-called big six teams at home last season.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on NBCSN.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via NBC Sports website, NBC Sports Gold and the NBC Sports app. Live stream for selected games will also be available via fuboTV.


United enjoyed a perfect preseason, winning each of its five games as new signings Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka shone. Chelsea won three and drew three of its six games, claiming the scalp of Barcelona.

Team news

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a full squad available for Sunday, a luxury that Frank Lampard can't afford.

N'Golo Kante faces a race against time to be fit in time for the Premier League opener, while long-term absentees Antonio Rudiger, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are all out.


According to Oddschecker, United is a 6/5 favorite (+120 in moneyline terms), while the draw is at 12/5 and Chelsea is at 13/5.

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