There are four changes from the draw at Brentford.
Lineups Chelsea vs Manchester United
Ben Chilwell returns after a midweek rest and Thiago Silva enters the defense without Kalidou Koulibaly today due to a minor knee problem felt late in the last game.
This is Cesar Azpilicueta’s 333rd Premier League appearance for Chelsea, making him our third-best appearance player in the competition. He looks ready to play at the back.
Up front, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling, both used as substitutes on Wednesday, are back in the starting lineup.
Conor Gallagher has recovered from illness which forced him out of Brentford but is benched.
Man United make a change from their midweek beating of Tottenham. Christian Eriksen replaces Fred.
Chelsea: Kepa; Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Cucurella, Azpilicueta (c), Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Aubameyang, Sterling.
Subtitles: Mendy, Chukwuemeka, Gallagher, Kovacic, Zakaria, Havertz, Pulisic, Ziyech, Broja.
United man: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw, Casemiro, Eriksen, Antony, Fernandes (c), Sancho, Rashford.
Subtitles: Heaton, Lindelof, Malacia, Fred, Pellistri, Iqbal, McTominay, Elanga, Garnacho.
The referee is Stuart Attwell.
Chelsea injury updates vs Man United
Reece James has been ruled out for several weeks following a knee injury sustained in our 2-0 Champions League win over AC Milan, while N’Golo Kante is set to be out for four months following hamstring surgery. leggings. Wesley Fofana is the other absentee in class.
Manchester United are without Donny van de Beek, Brandon Williams and Axel Tuanzebe. Both Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are back in training but are not expected to feature until next week. This game comes too soon for Harry Maguire to return.
Cristiano Ronaldo was ruled out of action at the weekend by Ten Hag after failing to come on as a midweek substitute against Spurs.
Chelsea v Man United press conference
Speaking in his pre-match press conference before taking on Manchester United, Graham Potter explained that he expects Erik ten Hag’s United to be an even tougher opponent than the team they face. he beat as manager of Brighton on the opening day of the season, now their boss has had time to get to know his players and establish his own style alongside it.
“A lot has changed,” admitted the Blues head coach of our next opponents since that success at Old Trafford.
“They have changed a bit in the way they build themselves. There are balls that are a little longer, a little more direct, and at the same time they have the same quality, the threats of Rashford, Antony, Sancho. Bruno Fernandes plays a key role for them.
“There are a lot of similarities but they have adapted to the competition and to each other. They probably learn more about each other, it’s a normal process.
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