Chelsea vs Manchester United: how to watch on TV, stream online in US/UK and around the world
All you need to know about how to watch the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on Saturday, 22 October 2022
Two of the Premier League’s top-four hopefuls go head-to-head this weekend with fourth-placed Chelsea playing host to Manchester United, a point behind in fifth. The matchday 13 fixture at Stamford Bridge kicks off at 5.30pm UK time on Saturday, 22 October (12.30pm ET, 9.30 am PT). Take a look at what time the game kicks off wherever you are in the world.
Where can I watch Chelsea vs Manchester United in the US and UK?
In the US, the following channels and online streaming services will be showing Chelsea vs Manchester United:
US: In the United States, the game will be broadcast on Peacock, UNIVERSO, UNIVERSO NOW, NBC, Telemundo Deportes en Vivo and Sirius XM FC.
UK: In the UK, the match will be shown on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Ultra HD and Sky GO Extra.
Text coverage of Chelsea vs Manchester United, wherever you are
You will be able to follow all the action from Chelsea vs Manchester United here on AS USA, where we’ll have minute-by-minute coverage. We’ll be building up to the game from an hour before kick-off, with team news and analysis. If your phone is connected, you’ll be able to keep up with how things are going.
Chelsea vs Manchester United: how they shape up
Chelsea have enjoyed an impressive upturn in fortunes since replacing Thomas Tuchel with Graham Potter in the middle of September. The former Brighton boss has taken charge of seven matches in all competitions, winning five and drawing two. After conceding a goal in each of Potter’s first two games against Salzburg and Crystal Palace, the Blues haven’t let any in in their last five. Their recent revival has allowed them to move up to fourth place in the table, seven points behind leaders Arsenal and three off Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, who are joint-second.
Manchester United sit a point behind Saturday’s opponents and also head into the clash in fine fettle, despite the recent drama surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo (more on him later) and the derby thrashing by City at the start of the month. Since that game, Erik Ten Hag’s men have won four and drawn one of their last five matches, and have emerged victorious in nine of their last 12 fixtures in all competitions. They’ve posted some big wins at Old Trafford against direct rivals (Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs) but can they repeat the trick on the road?
Chelsea vs Manchester United: team news
Despite their excellent recent defensive record, Chelsea have been without three regular starters in defensive areas in the shape of Wesley Fofana, Reece James and N’Golo Kanté; none of the trio will be available to face United. Midfielder Conor Gallagher was forced off in the midweek draw at Brentford because of illness but trained normally on Friday and should be available.
The big news coming out of the Red Devils’ camp centres, of course, around Ronaldo. Ten Hag revealed that the Portuguese refused to come on as a late substitute in Wednesday’s victory over Spurs, going up the tunnel before the full-time whistle. As a result, he has been fined, told to train alone and won’t feature in the squad at Stamford Bridge. Fellow attacker Anthony Martial has been ruled out due to injury. Harry Maguire returned to training this week but isn’t likely to be involved, although Raphaël Varane and Lisandro Martínez are very much the first-choice central defensive pairing at the moment in any case. Christian Eriksen is back in contention for a starting jersey after a recent illness.
Chelsea vs Manchester United: Recent meetings
April 2022: Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea
November 2021: Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United
February 2021: Chelsea 0-0 Manchester United
October 2020: Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea
July 2020: Manchester United 1-3 Chelsea
The last four meetings between the teams have ended all square, while United have an impressive recent record at Stamford Bridge; they are unbeaten in their last six visits to West London, with their last defeat there coming back in November 2017.
Prediction: Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United
Who is refereeing Chelsea vs Manchester United?
The referee for the game will be Stuart Atwell.