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Manchester United vs Chelsea LIVE: Red Devils aim to bounce back while Blues hate trips to Old Trafford

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Man United vs Chelsea: team news

Mason Mount is likely to miss the match against his former club as he has only just returned to training following a calf injury.

United have been boosted by the return of Luke Shaw to the starting line-up, but he may not be fit enough to play again in midweek.

This means that Victor Lindelof or Raphael Varane could start in central defense.

Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen and Jonny Evans all remain absent but Rasmus Hojlund is back.

As for Chelsea, captain Reece James will return after serving his suspension against Brighton.

However, Conor Gallagher is now out after picking up two yellow cards in that match while wearing the armband in James’ absence.

Cole Palmer was only fit enough for the bench last time out after a slight knock, but he should be back in the lineup this week.

Christopher Nkunku and Romeo Lavia are almost fully fit but Malo Gusto, Wesley Fofana, Carney Chukwuemeka, Trevoh Chalobah and Ben Chilwell remain absent.

Man United vs Chelsea

Hello and welcome to talkSPORT.com’s Manchester vs Chelsea live blog at Old Trafford!

The struggling giants go head-to-head with both teams sitting mid-table in the Premier League.

The Red Devils were completely dominated by Newcastle this weekend, losing 1-0 in a defeat that saw them drop to seventh place.

Erik ten Hag and his team have faced a lot of criticism in recent weeks and they are in desperate need of some positivity around the club.

However, they now face a Chelsea side who come into the match off the back of a 3-2 win over Brighton at Stamford Bridge.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men have shown just how good they can be, but consistency has been an issue throughout the campaign, meaning they still sit tenth in the table.

A win against United, however, would prove they have turned a corner ahead of the busy winter period, and it would also leave Ten Hag’s side in even more trouble.



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