Chelsea vs. Manchester United, 2012 League Cup: Preview and TV schedule

Shaun Botterill

The two teams in first and second in the Premier League meet in the League Cup as Manchester United and Chelsea play for the second time in four days.

Chelsea and Manchester United pick up from where they left off after their controversial game three days ago as they again face each other at Stamford Bridge in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.

The match will likely have an edge to it after Chelsea's anger following their 3-2 defeat on Sunday, where the Blues received two controversial red cards and lost the match to an offside goal from Javier Hernandez.

Both sides are likely to rotate their squads, and a number of fringe players, including Oriol Romeu, Victor Moses, Nick Powell, and Scott Wootton could start the game.

Although both managers are likely to have placed the competition at the bottom of their priority list, the ill feeling from Sunday's clash combined with the rivalry of the two teams should make for a fiercely-competitive game, and even with weakened sides, both squads are deep enough to still field hugely talented lineups. Let's just hope that the referee does a better job than Mark Clattenburg.

Chelsea injuries and suspensions

Out: Frank Lampard (calf), John Terry (suspension)

Manchester United injuries and suspensions

Out: Shinji Kagawa (knee), Phil Jones (knee), Anders Lindegaard (thumb) Doubtful: Chris Smalling (metatarsal)

John Terry continues his three-match ban, whilst Frank Lampard remains sidelined, although with both sides likely to rest players, both would hardly have been guaranteed starters.

Anders Lindegaard is absent for Manchester United, so young keeper Sam Johnstone could take his place if Ferguson opts to rest David de Gea. Chris Smalling may get some game time, but is unlikely to start, with Scott Wootton likely to make an appearance in defence.

Match Date\Time: 7:45 pm local, 3:45 pm E.T.

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, England

TV: beIN Sport 1 (U.S.), Sky Sports 1\HD, Sky Sports 3D (U.K.)

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