Manchester United vs. Chelsea: Preview and TV schedule

Michael Steele

Jose Mourinho and David Moyes will both be hoping their side can establish themselves as early title favorites on Monday when Manchester United host Chelsea at Old Trafford.

David Moyes is off to a great start as Manchester United boss with a convincing win over Swansea in the league, but he gets his first major test as Red Devils boss on Monday. Chelsea, who look rejuvenated and ready to compete for the title again under Jose Mourinho, travel to Old Trafford on Monday to give Moyes and Co. their first serious test of the season.

Chelsea and United both coasted through their openers, though United's win was a bit more impressive. Swansea had them on the back foot for parts of the game, but they still managed to put four goals past a quality side. The Blues took on a less impressive team in Hull City, but never looked terribly bothered about the result. They created chances early and had no problem sealing a 2-0 win.

Both teams can probably breathe a little easier knowing that their main competition for the Premier League title isn't an invincible juggernaut. Manchester City looked like a potentially unstoppable force when they crushed Newcastle in their opener, but they followed that up with a loss to Cardiff on Sunday.

Manchester United injuries and suspensions

Out: Ashley Young (ankle), Darren Fletcher (illness), Javier Hernandez (hamstring), Nani (groin), Rafael (hamstring).

Chelsea injuries and suspensions

Out: Tomas Kalas (leg). In doubt: David Luiz (hamstring).

David Luiz has been nursing a hamstring problem since the beginning of the season and could make his first appearance of the new year against United. The Red Devils have a fairly long injury list, but also a deep squad. The continued absences of Young and Nani mean plenty of opportunities for youngster Wilfried Zaha to win a regular place in the side.

Match date/time: Monday, 3 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. local

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England

TV: NBC Sports (U.S.), Sky Sports 1 (U.K.), TSN (Canada)

Online: NBC Live Extra (U.S.), Sky Go (U.K.)

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