FA Cup 2016-17 – Manchester United vs Chelsea Live Streaming: The oldest football tournament in the world of football is all set to be in action once again as we shift our focus from the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 which has left the football fans across the world in a state of awe. And in the FA Cup 2016-17, we have a big match lined up which will see the current Premier League leaders Chelsea taking on the most successful club of England Manchester United. As we build up to that upcoming Manchester United vs Chelsea encounter, we come up with the live streaming details and the TV guide. Alongside the telecast details, we have the match preview that will make you aware of the intensity of the match.
FA Cup 2016-17: Manchester United vs Chelsea Match Preview
The Blues have been the biggest rival of the Red Devils in the recent as both teams bring the question of superiority in line. And a lot will be at stake when these two teams line up for the second time in the season at the Stamford Bridge for the quarterfinal tie in the FA Cup 2016-17. Chelsea are in sublime form this season having lost the least number of matches. Manchester United are also on a roll in the last few matches where they haven’t lost even once. But with a semifinal spot at stake, one has to lose, and it will be really difficult to make a prediction.
If we go by the recent form, both will be on the same plane although Chelsea will start as a favorite particularly because of the fact that they have been winning big in the recent matches. Manchester United, although haven’t lost a match in a while, did not look too much convincing enough and failed to kill the matches when they were on top. And this is where Chelsea could hurt the Red Devils. The recent 0-0 draw against AFC Bournemouth is a testimony to that lack of intent in the United playing eleven. They wasted too many opportunities and in the end missed out on a golden opportunity to get into the top 5 in the Premier League table.
Chelsea, on the other hand, managed to edge past the tough challenge of West Ham United despite getting into trouble on more than one occasions. And this is something that has made the aspiring champions much more dangerous. In the fifth round match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, The Blues registered a clinical 2-0 win while United toiled past the challenge of Blackburn Rovers with a scoreline of 2-1.
The upcoming Manchester United vs Chelsea will have an extra dimension stuck to it as it will see Jose Mourinho, the former Chelsea manager, making a comeback to Stamford Bridge for the second time in his stint as the United manager. On the previous occasion, it turned out to be a disastrous one as United lost 4-0 to the home side. It will be really great if Mourinho manages to notch up a win here and the mind games have already begun. In the recent match preview posted on the official website of Manchester United, there has been a clear jibe at Chelsea getting more rest before the high-voltage encounter. It reads, “The Blues have had a breather, haven’t they? Well, they have certainly had more time to prepare for the fixture – a full week, after making a short trip across London to beat West Ham 2-1 in the Premier League’s Monday-night game.”
United, on the other hand, have traveled to Russia for the UEFA Europa Cup tie against FC Rostov which they drew 1-1 and are in a favorable position to wrap it up in the return leg. Mourinho has been vocal over the past few weeks regarding the fact that Manchester United are getting very few rest days ahead of crucial matches. Even in the month of January, Mourinho made a controversial comment stating, “There are teams with a wonderful life that we don’t want.” So this has given a new dimension to the upcoming Chelsea vs Manchester United tie which will determine the semifinalist of the FA Cup 2016-17.
FA Cup 2016-17: Chelsea vs Manchester United Team News
The red half of Manchester has been dealt a huge blow as they will be without the service of their talismanic Swede forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, courtesy to a three-match ban which FA has imposed on Zlatan for elbowing one of the players in the ill-fated tie against AFC Bournemouth. But that will definitely be a blessing in disguise for the young guns like Marcus Rashford who hasn’t managed to find too many starts in the position which saw him catching the headlines in the last season. So Zlatan’s absence will definitely see Rashford coming in, and that will definitely give United forward a different kind of an impetus as this guy has got some raw pace and it might just put the three-men defense of Chelsea under a bit of pressure. Other than that, Manchester United might field an unchanged eleven that saw them coming back to England from Russia with a crucial away goal in the UEFA Europa League 2016-17. Also, Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw, and Eric Bailly will be back in contention for selection after all missed out on European night action.
Chelsea, on the other hand, will look forward to field the best possible and the best thing about Antonio Conte’s team is the fact that there hasn’t been any injury worry in the team. Chelsea fans would really love to see John Terry featuring in the playing eleven against Manchester United, but that might not just be the case, and Conte will perhaps go for his first choice defense line-up in the upcoming FA Cup 2016-17 quarterfinal tie.
Manchester United (probable line-up): De Gea, Bailly, Smalling, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford.
Chelsea (probable line-up): Courtois, David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Marcos Alonso, Victor Moses, N’Golo Kante, Fabregas, Eden Hazard, Pedro and Diego Costa
FA Cup 2016-17: Match Prediction
As it has been uttered earlier, it will be really difficult to predict who will come out as the winners in this upcoming Manchester United vs Chelsea encounter in the FA Cup 2016-17 quarterfinal match. Yet we predict that Chelsea will win the match with a scoreline of 2-1. Costa and Hazard will score the goals for the Blues while Wayne Rooney will net the consolation goal for the visitors.
FA Cup 2016-17: Match Details
Date: March 13, 2017
Time: 01:15 AM IST (next day), 07:45 PM GMT
Venue: Stamford Bridge, England
Manchester United vs Chelsea: Live Streaming Details and TV Guide
TV Listings: The Manchester United vs Chelsea encounter in the quarterfinal of the FA Cup 2016-17 will be telecasted live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD in India. In the UK, the match will be aired live on BBC One, and in the USA the live telecast is going to be available on Fox Sports 1 USA.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the match will be available on Sony Liv in India and Fox Sports 2 Go in the USA.
It is estimated that a fierce battle will unfold at Stamford Bridge on Monday. And we hope that the TV Guide and the live streaming details that we have provided enable you to keep an eye on that. Also, if you want to share your voice regarding the match, we can assure you that we are here to listen to you as well. So do not forget to voice your opinion on the Manchester United vs Chelsea encounter in the FA Cup 2016-17.