If it's only September, can a game still be a title six-pointer? Of course it can, the games all count the same, silly. Manchester United and Chelsea face off in the fifth week of the English Premier League season at Old Trafford, where Chelsea will be looking to notch a much better result than the one they got during their last trip to the Theatre of Dreams. They're without Michael Essien and have elected not to play John Obi Mikel, meaning Raul Meireles is the man who will have the task of denying service to Wayne Rooney. Gulp. Here are your lineups.
The game kicks off at 11:00 am ET, 3:00 pm local time from Old Trafford in Manchester, England. It can be seen on Fox Soccer Channel in the USA and Sky Sports 1 in the UK.
Head on over to Manchester United blog The Busby Babe and Chelsea FC blog We Ain't Got No History for more on the two teams and this match. We'll have coverage of the game and every other match in the Premiership this week in our English Premier League Week 5 StoryStream. For more on the entire world of football, bookmark SB Nation Soccer.