While United appeared to enjoy some kind of new manager bounce against Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday night, Thomas Tuchel’s side will surely represent a much stronger task to overcome.
Sitting top of the league, they put Juventus to the sword earlier this week and could move three points clear of Manchester City and four of Liverpool with a win, should City overcome West Ham on Sunday themselves.
It’s certainly hard to imagine United proving as open to play against as they have done in recent big games but, based on the season so far, Chelsea look strong favourites, particularly at Stamford Bridge.
Still, few would doubt the quality on offer in United’s side, making for a fascinating encounter.
How can I watch Chelsea vs Manchester United on TV in UK today?
TV channel: Today’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the game online through Sky Go.
LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates through Standard Sport’s LIVE blog. James Robson and Malik Ouzia will be at Stamford Bridge.