Team news, statistics and our verdict for the Monday Night Football clash between Manchester United and Chelsea.Monday, August 26
United boss David Moyes must decide whether to include Wayne Rooney in his starting line-up. The England forward was introduced as a substitute in last week's win at Swansea and after a further week's training could come into contention to face the club who have already had two bids for him turned down. Rafael (hamstring) is out for up to four weeks, with Nani (groin), Ashley Young (ankle) and Javier Hernandez (hamstring) all expected to miss out.
Chelsea defender David Luiz is doubtful due to a hamstring problem and has missed the first two Premier League fixtures of the season, against Hull and Aston Villa. Boss Jose Mourinho could rotate his options, with Romelu Lukaku in line to start up front while defender Tomas Kalas suffered a fractured leg in pre-season and is out.
Last season: Man Utd 0 Chelsea 1, Chelsea 2 Man Utd 3
Last five league matches: Man Utd D L W D W; Chelsea W D W W W
Top scorers: Robin van Persie & Danny Welbeck (Man Utd) 2; Frank Lampard, Oscar & Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) 1
Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)