LONDON, Sporting Alert – Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge on Sunday when he takes Manchester United to face Chelsea in the English Premier League.
Manchester United have not beaten Chelsea in four years.
Mourinho makes one adjustment to his side that drew 0-0 with Liverpool last Monday, while there is no Wayne Rooney in the squad altogether after he picked up an injury in training.
The lone change to the Manchester United side comes out wide, as the hard-working Jesse Lingard, who scored in the Europa League in midweek, coming in for Ashley Young in the attack.
Lingard will start on the right of the attack with Marcus Rashford on the left.
Paul Pogba continues to play in that No. 10 slot behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who will lead the Manchester United attack.
Centre-back Chris Smalling will captain the team today with Rooney out injured and he will play alongside Eric Bailly in the heart of the defense.
Daley Blind and Antonio Valencia, who both missed the 4-1 win over Fenerbahce on Thursday, comes back to play as the full-backs.
Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini are the favoured central midfielders to start this game, with Michael Carrick, Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo and Anthony Martial amongst the substitutes.
For Chelsea, manager Antonio Conte will continue to play his 3-4-3 formation, while the Italian has decided to stick with the same team that featured in the 3-0 win over Leicester City.
Brazilians Oscar and Willian are back with the squad after missing the last game for family reasons, but are only substitutes, while John Terry is fit, but is only on the bench as well.
The English Premier League leading goalscorer Diego Costa leads the attack for Chelsea and the Spanish international will be looking to add to his tally of seven.
David Luiz, Gary Cahill, N’Golo Kante, Nemanja Matic, Marcos Alonso and Eden Hazard all start for the Blues.
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Blind, Fellaini, Herrera, Rashford, Pogba, Lingard, Ibrahimovic. Subs: Romero, Darmian, Rojo, Carrick, Mata, Young, Martial.
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard. Subs: Begovic, Aina, Terry, Chalobah, Oscar, Willian, Batshuayi.