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

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IOctober 18, 2018

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Eden Hazard of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 29, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

The Premier League is back with a bang after the international break, as Chelsea host Manchester United in an eagerly anticipated clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Maurizio Sarri's men remain undefeated in the league after eight games played. They head into the game in second place in the table, level on points with leaders Manchester City but behind on goal difference.

Manchester United are down in eighth after a tough start to the campaign. Jose Mourinho's men have already been beaten three times and are seven points off the top.

           

Date: Saturday, October 20

Time: 12:30 p.m. BST/7:30 a.m. ET

Live Stream: Sky Go (UK), NBC Sports App (U.S.

TV Info: Sky Sports Premier League (UK), NBC Sports Live (U.S.)

              

Match Odds

Chelsea: 7-10

Draw: 14-5

Manchester United: 4-1

Odds according to OddsShark.

           

Preview

Mourinho's position at Manchester United is under pressure after his team's disappointing start, and defeat to his former club will increase the scrutiny on the 55-year-old. 

The United boss saw his side turn around a 2-0 deficit to beat Newcastle United 3-2 last time out. His team will need to show the same spirit at Stamford Bridge if they are to inflict a defeat on the Blues.

However, the Red Devils have a poor record away at Chelsea:

Mourinho may be forced to watch the game from the stands. The Football Association has charged him with improper conduct for comments he made in Portuguese after the Newcastle win, per BBC Sport.

Simon Stone at BBC Sport outlined how the United manager could be punished:

A vast improvement is needed from United if they are to get anything out of Saturday's match. They have been shaky defensively and lacked creativity in attack, but a win at Chelsea could revive their season.

Chelsea have been enjoying life under Sarri. The Italian's team have been playing attractive, attacking football that has brought the best out of talisman Eden Hazard:

Stopping Hazard will be key for the visitors, but they will also have to pay attention to summer signing Jorginho, who has adapted seamlessly to life in England.

The midfielder is the perfect fit for Sarri's system and will look to dictate the play. Hazard has explained why the Italy international is so important:

Chelsea have taken 10 points from a possible 12 at home this season and are favourites to win on Saturday. Manchester United have already been beaten twice on their travels in the Premier League this term, but they are in need of a big result, which should make for an intriguing game.

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