Chelsea vs. Manchester United: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Ben Layman@@houtexmajorinCorrespondent IOctober 24, 2012

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23:  Javier Hernandez of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's third goal to make the score 3-2 during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Manchester United and SC Braga at Old Trafford on October 23, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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Soccer fans will be treated to one of the best rivalries in the sport when two of its finest clubs square off in this heavyweight matchup.

The Chelsea Blues are coming off of a tough loss to the inferior Shakhtar Donetsk after going down early and never being able to recover.

The Manchester United Red Devils feel lucky heading into this game after squeaking by Braga in a tough, hard fought game that saw plenty of drama.

These two clubs will battle it out closely in the standings for the rest of league play, and this game will undoubtedly be one each looks back on at the end of the season.


Where: Stamford Bridge, Fulham, London, United Kingdom

When: Sunday, October 28, 12:00 p.m. ET

Live Stream: Fox Soccer 2go

TV: Fox Soccer Channel


Chelsea Team Breakdown

The Blues face the uncomfortable uncertainty over whether or not Frank Lampard will play in this match. It's looking doubtful at this point, but until he is ruled out, fans can still hold out hope.


Chelsea struggled after going down early in its previous matchup, which is unsettling for fans of the club. Chelsea has seen very little adversity throughout its season, and this game will go a long way towards showing fans what their club is made of.

With or without Lampard, the Blues must find a way to get their season back on track. Fans should expect the club to put on a good showing in this heated contest.


Manchester United Team Breakdown

The Red Devils will be just as focused on this matchup, as the club could give itself a comfortable position heading towards the end of the season with a win.

Javier Hernandez could be the player of the game again after kicking two huge goals for Chelsea in its previous game. He spoke about this upcoming match to the Manchester United official website via Adam Bostock:

"We knew the importance of this game, but the start was bad for us to be honest, conceding two goals at home. But happily we scored three and now we can look forward to the next game which is another very important one against Chelsea," Hernandez told ITV Sport.

Does he have anything to prove in this game?

"No, [I have] nothing [to prove]," he said. "I always say I enjoy it a lot here. I have been ready since the start of the season and when the gaffer gives me my chance, I have to do my best. If I score it's good. But if I don't score the most important thing is the team."

All eyes will be on the star forward heading into this match. The Red Devils will need Hernandez to have his best game of the year if they are to knock off Chelsea.



Prediction:  Manchester United has the momentum heading into this game, which is something that should not go overlooked by soccer fans. Chelsea will allow the lingering effects of its last loss to hurt them in this game. 2-1 Manchester United.


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