Confirmed: Chelsea v Man Utd lineups - Drogba and Falcao start

Here is how Chelsea and Manchester United will line up for this evening's match at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea can tighten their grip on the Premier League trophy this evening when they face Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho's men have led the way the entire season, and as we enter the final weeks of the campaign, the Blues are closing in on the title once again.

Last week's 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangersm means the Blues sit seven points clear of Arsenal and eight clear of tonight's opponents United.

With Diego Costa out injured, Dider Drogba starts in attack, whilst Kurt Zouma appears to be playing in midfield again.

Chelsea's injury problems in attack mean teenager Dominic Solanke earns a place on the bench - and he may be called upon at some point tonight.

Meanwhile, a United win would certainly make Chelsea worry, but they have been dealt a blow with a number of injuries.

Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind, Michael Carrick and Phil Jones have all been ruled out, meaning manager Louis van Gaal has selected something of a patchwork side tonight.

Paddy McNair partners Chris Smalling in the heart of defence, whilst Wayne Rooney will play in midfield with Radamel Falcao returning to the side in attack.

Robin van Persie returns from injury to take his place on the bench, giving van Gaal another option if United are chasing a goal late on in the game tonight.

Chelsea lineup


  • Thibaut Courtois
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Gary Cahill
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Kurt Zouma
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Eden Hazard
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Oscar
  • Didier Drogba

Substitutes: Petr Cech, Filipe Luis, Juan Cuadrado, John Obi Mikel, Ramires, Willian, Dominic Solanke.

Man Utd lineup


  • David de Gea
  • Patrick McNair
  • Luke Shaw
  • Chris Smalling
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Ander Herrera
  • Juan Mata
  • Ashley Young
  • Falcao
  • Wayne Rooney

Substitutes: Víctor Valdés, Tyler Blackett, Rafael, Ángel Di María, Adnan Januzaj, Andreas Pereira, Robin van Persie.

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