Manchester United vs. Chelsea: Live Stream Info for EPL Clash
Two bitter English Premier League rivals will square off at Old Trafford on Sunday, as Manchester United and Chelsea are set to clash in league play for the second time this weekend.
Although this showdown will feature plenty of big names, the result will have little impact for United, as Sir Alex Ferguson's Red Devils have already clinched the Premier League title. Meanwhile, Chelsea will be playing to keep pace with Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham as the Blues aim to secure a Champions League berth next season.
Here we'll get you set with everything you need to know for this Cinco de Mayo battle between two of the Premier League's finest.
Where: Old Trafford, England
When: Sunday, May 5 at 11 a.m. ET
Watch: FOX Soccer
Live Stream: FOXSoccer2Go
Manchester United Player to Watch: Michael Carrick
Veteran midfielder Michael Carrick has been strong all season long for United, and is a big reason why the Red Devils have already secured the Premier League crown coming into Sunday's match.
Although Carrick only sports one goal and four assists in over 30 Premier League appearances, his superb passing and unselfish play in midfield has led to a number of goals. Just take a look at some of the stats via @ManUtdStuff on Twitter.
Info-graphic of Michael Carrick's 2012/13 season. twitter.com/ManUtdStuff/st…— ManUtd Stuff (@ManUtdStuff) May 2, 2013
While Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney receive most of the attention thanks to their goal-scoring prowess, and rightfully so, it's often guys like Carrick that make all the difference for a league champion like United.
Chelsea Player to Watch: Juan Mata
Midfielder Juan Mata is an exciting player to watch with the ball at his feet. A technically gifted player, Mata hasn't scored for Chelsea since March, but has picked up a number of assists over the past two months, attacking with control and vision from midfield.
Mata scored in Chelsea's last Premier League outing against United back in October, recording four shots (three on goal) in the 3-2 loss at Stamford Bridge.
By no means is he a stud in defense, but what he lacks in size and strength he makes up with precision and skill.
If Mata is as aggressive as he was in the previous meeting again this weekend, Chelsea should have a real shot to get past United goalkeeper David De Gea. De Gea has been strong this season, contributing to the Red Devils' impressive mark of 36 goals allowed in 35 Premier League matches.
Who wins on Sunday?
Look for a hard-fought match on Sunday. Although they haven't much to play for, Fergie's squad won't be willing to lay down in front of their home crowd this weekend.
On the other side, Chelsea has plenty of incentive with Tottenham visiting Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Three points would be huge for Rafa's Blues as they look to wrap up a berth in the Champions League in 2013-14.
While Chelsea obviously have more at stake, United will continue to be too strong to beat at home this weekend. I look for a draw on Sunday, as Chelsea will be content to leave Old Trafford with a point.
Manchester United 1, Chelsea 1
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