Chelsea vs Manchester United player ratings out of 10

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Manchester United came back to snare a point from Chelsea, continuing an impressive run of results under Erik ten Hag and showing more top-four mettle.

Ten Hag and Chelsea counterpart Graham Potter traded blows in a real tactical battle at Stamford Bridge.

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Graham Potter is now unbeaten in eight games as Chelsea’s boss and his Blues have been solid defensively though finish is suddenly in question to open the door for Chelsea’s attackers.

A bonus player rating before we begin, how about a zero from Cristiano Ronaldo? The Red Devils could’ve really used him in the final stages had he not showed up his team by refusing to come on and then leaving early in a win over Spurs.


Chelsea player ratings out of 10

Kepa Arrizabalaga: 9 — Five saves, several of them early, kept a zero on the board long enough for Graham Potter to address the flaws in his midfield. Even acrobatically got a piece of Casemiro’s well-headed equalizer and oh-so-nearly kept it off the line.

Ben Chilwell: 7 — Didn’t struggle once taken from a free-roaming left wingback/midfielder to his traditional left back spot (as expected, perhaps).

Marc Cucurella (Off 36′): 6 — Sacrificed for a midfielder in a move that only says Graham Potter preferred to use Ben Chilwell at left back.

Chelsea vs Manchester United player ratings
Kepa Arrizabalaga (fotmob.com)

Thiago Silva: 7 — Solid as a rock but seems either Jorginho or he should’ve been able to help Mason Mount body-up Casemiro on the equalizer?

Trevoh Chalobah: 7 — One of his better matches in a Chelsea shirt, though his passing wasn’t solid. Two shots.

Cesar Azpilicueta: 6.5 — Not his best day as he seemed distracted at times by the scrapping on the right side of the pitch (Antony will do that to you).

Jorginho: 7.5 — If he doesn’t go down as one of Chelsea’s all-time midfielders, he’ll still go down as one of the game’s top penalty men. Could he have been better positioned on the equalizer?

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Off 79′): 7 — Tidy enough and busy, drew three fouls out of the Red Devils.

Mason Mount: 5 — A wayward day for a player who’s usually quite calm but was certainly not on the day. Not that you expect him to boss Casemiro in a 50/50 — and Thiago Silva and Jorginho left him on a back post island — but he got rag-dolled by the Brazilian for the late equalizer.

Raheem Sterling (Off 79′): 5.5 — Far from his best, Sterling got to dangerous places but didn’t have his dribbling boots with him.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Off 74′): 5 — Just 19 touches and 4-of-9 passes, “Auba” made a great run to meet a Mateo Kovacic cross but couldn’t time his touch right.

Subs

Mateo Kovacic (On 36′): 7 — Was tasked with taking back hold of the midfield from Man United and made it at least an even tug of war.

Christian Pulisic (On 74′): 7 — Brought an unpredictable nature that Chelsea was missing with Raheem Sterling off his game.

Armando Broja (On 79′): 7 — Won the penalty, timing the simulation well after a prolonged hold from handsy Scott McTominay.

Carney Chukwuemeka (On 79′): 6.5 — Busy enough and getting himself into the game.

Manchester United player ratings out of 10

David De Gea: 6.5 — Only had to make one save and it’s hard to fault keepers who don’t stop Jorginho pens.

Diogo Dalot: 6.5 — Not a ball-winner on the day but he’s always available and thinking about how to attack, popping into the picture whenever you’re wondering if a red shirt will “get on the end of that.”

Raphael Varane (Off 60′): 7.5 — Strong in the air and with the ball at his feet, he looked aggrieved when suffering a leg injury. Crossing fingers not just for United but for his World Cup with France

Lisandro Martinez: 8 — Seven clearances and 6-of-8 ground duels won, Martinez might not be tall but he’s also an energetic, physical challenge that few players are prepared to meet.

Chelsea vs Manchester United player ratings
Casemiro (fotmob.com)

Luke Shaw: 7.5 — A good day, never stopped working and certainly played a huge role in taking Chelsea’s right side off of its game.

Christian Eriksen (Off 80′): 6.5 — Two key passes among his 55 touches, was more a metronome than usual.

Casemiro: 9 — The header to win it gets marks just because of how well Kepa was playing in goal, but each week he proves that his hunger to win is almost measurable.

Jadon Sancho (Off 52′): 6.5 — Played his part in the system but not enough to avoid being sacrificed in Erik ten Hag’s midfield tactical battle with Graham Potter.

Bruno Fernandes: 7 — Created chances and won the ball back eight times. Still, no sign of the “out-of-nothing” scoring magic that’s become a trademark.

Antony: 7 — He’ll have wanted more from his day and the yellow card showed he was a bit on edge.

Marcus Rashford (Off 80′): 6 — Managed three shots up top but one was a real promising opportunity that promised more.

Subs

Fred (On 52′): 7.5 — We’ll say it again: Casemiro and Fred are a near-perfect pair in the middle of the park, but Erik ten Hag wants to get Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes out there together… and it’s difficult to find starting roles for all four.

Victor Lindelof (On 60′): 7 — Tidy with the ball and didn’t shirk from the demands of filling Raphael Varane’s quarterbacking role.

Anthony Elanga (On 80′): — N/A

Scott McTominay (On 80′): 4.5 — Played all of a minute or so before giving away what could’ve been a decisive penalty.


Chelsea vs Manchester United recent Premier League form

Chelsea last five fixtures – DWWWD | Last game: 0-0 draw at Brentford

Manchester United last five fixtures – WDWLW | Last game: 2-0 win vs Tottenham


Who has more wins, Chelsea or Manchester United? (all competitions head-to-head)

Chelsea wins: 55

Manchester United wins: 81

Draws: 56


Projected lineups

Chelsea (3-4-2-1)

—– Kepa —–

—- Chalobah —- Silva —- Koulibaly —-

— Loftus-Cheek — Kovacic — Jorginho — Cucurella —-

—- Mount —- Sterling —-

—– Aubameyang —–

Given his incredible form, and run of five-straight shutouts, Kepa will start in goal again and Edouard Mendy will have to wait to start after his recent comeback from injury. In defense Thiago Silva is expected to start, while Trevoh Chalobah and Kalidou Koulibaly are likely to keep their places but Cesar Azpilicueta could slot in. Ruben Loftus-Cheek at right wing-back makes sense to stop Jadon Sancho, while Kovacic should come into midfield with Jorginho after Gallagher came off against Brentford but is back available for this game after a short illness. Up top, expect Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling to start just behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. That said, Potter could start Cucurella as a left-sided center back and Sterling could play as a hybrid left wing-back as his lineups are so flexible. Potter will likely want plenty of recovery speed in his defensive positions to stop United’s counter attacks.


Manchester United (4-2-3-1)

—– De Gea —–

— Dalot — Varane — Martinez — Shaw —

—– Casemiro —– Fred —–

—– Antony —- Fernandes —- Sancho —-

—– Rashford —–

At this point the United team pretty much picks itself. The back four is settled with Shaw perhaps being rested for Tyrell Malacia the only possible change. In midfield Scott McTominay could come in to give Fred a rest, while the front four has a great balance about it so expect that to stay the same. The old adage ‘if ain’t broken don’t fix it’ comes to mind with Erik ten Hag’s side right now and up top they don’t have many options with Martial out injured and Ronaldo suspended. After the intensity of games against Newcastle and Tottenham in four days and then heading to Chelsea for this one, let’s see how the energy levels are in this United squad.


Chelsea vs Manchester United prediction

This is going to be a tight, tense clash and there will be contrasting styles of play on show. I expect Chelsea to have plenty of the ball but they have to be patient and alert defensively to stop United’s quality on the break. I think the latter may be too much for Chelsea to handle, so I’m going for an away win. Chelsea 1-2 Manchester United.



Report: Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus could be out for lengthy period

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Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus has suffered a knee injury while on duty with Brazil at the World Cup and it could be very serious.

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According to one report from The Telegraph, Jesus could be out for up to three months which would be a hammer blow for the Gunners and their unlikely Premier League title push.

The striker suffered the injury during Brazil’s 1-0 group stage defeat to Cameroon and the Gunners are in contact with the Brazil medical team to figure out how serious the knee injury is.

Jesus, 25, has been instrumental in Mikel Arteta’s side sitting five points clear atop the Premier League table.

If he’s missing for a long period, Arsenal will seriously consider signing an emergency striker in January.


Latest update on Gabriel Jesus injury

The vibes are not good at all around this injury news.

An update below suggests that Arsenal are fearing and planning for the worst but hoping for the best.

If Jesus is out for the next few months, who plays up top for Arsenal? Does Gabriel Martinelli go central? Is Eddie Nketiah ready to fill the void?

Jesus hasn’t been banging goals in for Arsenal this season but his movement and slick interchange with Saka, Martinelli and Odegaard in particular has been the key behind their much-improved attacking displays.


France vs Poland: How to watch live, stream link, team news

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Defending world champions France will begin their journey through the knockout rounds when they face Poland in the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup on Sunday.

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Only twice in the history of the World Cup has a defending champion defended their title and went back-to-back. Italy did it in 1934 and 1938; Brazil did it in 1958 and 1962. 60 years later, Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and captain Hugo Lloris hope to join those legendary sides for the rest of time.

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Here is everything you need for France vs Poland. 


How to watch France vs Poland live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, Sunday (December 4)
Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)


Key storylines, players to watch closely

For France, the group stage was a bit of a mixed bag results-wise, but the quality of performances was undeniable. Les Bleus hammered Australia, the eventual Group D runners-up, 4-1 in the opener, followed by a 2-1 victory over Denmark in game no. 2 and a surprising 1-0 defeat to Tunisia with next to nothing to play for in the finale. After losing Karim Benzema to injury during training just two weeks ago, on top of N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba going down long before the tournament began, Mbappe (3 goals, 1 assist) and Griezmann (1 assist) shouldered the load in the group stage. 22-year-old midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni was the only player to start all three group games, as Didier Deschamps gives the Real Madrid star a crash course in World Cup football.

Despite having Robert Lewandowski, one of the best strikers of his generation, Poland managed just two goals during the group stage — both in the same game, their only win, against Saudi Arabia. On the flip side, keeping two clean sheets (also against Mexico) proved the difference in elimination and advancement. Poland are one of four sides (Australia, Morocco and Japan being the others) to have held less than 40 percent of possession and make it through to the knockout rounds.


France quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 4
World Cup titles: 2 (1998, 2018)
World Cup appearances: 15
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from UEFA (Won Group D)
Coach: Didier Deschamps
Key players: Kylian Mbappe, Hugo Lloris, Antoine Griezmann

Poland quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 38
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 5
How they qualified: Qualified from AFC via the intercontinental playoffs
Coach: Graham Arnold
Key players: Mathew Ryan, Aaron Mooy, Mathew Leckie

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World Cup 2022 schedule – how to watch, last 16, calendar, match schedule, brackets, dates

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The World Cup 2022 schedule is locked in and this tournament in Qatar has been sensational as the knockout rounds will capture the imagination of the globe.

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Japan, Australia and Morocco made the last 16 with so many huge shocks during the tournament, while Germany, Denmark and Belgium all crashed out in the group stage.

From the USMNT and England getting out of their group to Lionel Messi dragging Argentina through and Mexico just missing out on getting out of the group stages and amid upsets galore, there are plenty of intriguing games in the latter stages.

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We now have the small matter of the Round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, and final to look forward to. Bring. It. On.

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Below is the schedule in full, details on how to watch the games and everything else you need..

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World Cup 2022 schedule, start time, dates, how to watch live

  • When: November 20, 2022 to December 18, 2022
  • Knockout round kick-off times: 10am, 2pm (both ET)
  • Location: Qatar
  • TV channels en Español: Telemundo, Universo, Peacock
  • Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)

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Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H | Full tables


Round of 16 schedule

Match 49 – Saturday, December 3: Netherlands 3-1 USA – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan

Match 50 – Saturday, December 3: Argentina 2-1 Australia – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 2pm

Match 52 – Sunday, December 4: France vs Poland (preview) – Al Thumama Stadium, Doha – 10am

Match 51 – Sunday, December 4: England vs Senegal (preview) – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2pm

Match 53 – Monday, December 5: Japan vs Croatia (preview) – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah – 10am

Match 54 – Monday, December 5: Brazil vs South Korea – Stadium 974, Doha – 2pm

Match 55 – Tuesday, December 6: Morocco vs Spain – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10am

Match 56 – Tuesday, December 6: Portugal vs Switzerland – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 2pm


Quarterfinal schedule

Match 58 – Friday, December 9: Winners Match 53 vs Winners Match 54 – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10am

Match 57 – Friday, December 9: Netherlands vs Argentina – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 10am

Match 60 – Saturday, December 10: Winners Match 55 vs Winners Match 56 – Al Thumama Stadium, Doha – 10am

Match 59 – Saturday, December 10: Winners Match 51 vs Winners Match 52 – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2pm


Semifinal schedule

Match 61 – Tuesday, December 13: Winners Match 57 vs Winners Match 58 – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 2pm

Match 62 – Wednesday, December 14: Winners Match 59 vs Winners Match 60 – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2pm


Third-place play-off

Match 63 – Saturday, December 17: Losers Match 61 vs Losers Match 62 – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 2pm


Final

Match 64 – Sunday, December 18: Winners Match 61 vs Winners Match 62 – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 10am


Group stage results

Group A

Recap/highlights: Qatar 0-2 Ecuador – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Senegal 0-2 Netherlands  – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor – 5am
Recap/highlights: Qatar 1-3 Senegal – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Netherlands 2-0 Qatar – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Ecuador 1-2 Senegal –  Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan

Group B

Recap/highlights: England 6-2 Iran – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: USA 1-1 Wales – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: England 0-0 USA – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Wales 0-2 Iran – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Wales 0-3 England – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Iran 0-1 USA – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor

Group C

Recap/highlights: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Recap/highlights: Mexico 0-0 Poland – Stadium 974, Doha
Recap/highlights: Poland 2-0 Saudi Arabia – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Argentina 2-0 Mexico – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Recap/highlights: Poland 0-2 Argentina – Stadium 974, Doha
Recap/highlights: Saudi Arabia 1-2 Mexico – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail

Group D

Recap/highlights: France 4-1 Australia – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Recap/highlights: Denmark 0-0 Tunisia – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: France 2-1 Denmark – Stadium 974, Doha
Recap/highlights: Tunisia 0-1 Australia – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Recap/highlights: Tunisia 1-0 France –  Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Australia 1-0 Denmark – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

Group E

Recap/highlights: Spain 7-0 Costa Rica – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Germany 1-2 Japan – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Spain 1-1 Germany – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Japan 0-1 Costa Rica – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Japan 2-1 Spain – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Costa Rica 2-4 Germany – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

Group F

Recap/highlights: Belgium 1-0 Canada – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Morocco 0-0 Croatia – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 5am
Recap/highlights: Belgium 0-2 Morocco – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Croatia 4-1 Canada – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Croatia 0-0 Belgium – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights Canada 1-2 Morocco – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor

Group G

Recap/highlights: Brazil 2-0 Serbia – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Recap/highlights: Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Recap/highlights: Brazil 1-0 Switzerland – Stadium 974, Doha – 11am
Recap/highlights: Cameroon 3-3 Serbia – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Recap/highlights: Cameroon 1-0 Brazil – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Recap/highlights: Serbia 2-3 Switzerland – Stadium 974, Doha

Group H

Recap/highlights: Portugal 3-2 Ghana – Stadium 974, Doha
Recap/highlights: Uruguay 0-0 South Korea – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Portugal 2-0 Uruguay – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Recap/highlights: South Korea 2-3 Ghana – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: South Korea 2-1 Portugal – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Ghana 0-2 Uruguay – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah


World Cup Today – Latest news, analysis, reaction on 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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During the 2022 World Cup we are breaking down all the action and will be discussing all of the key storylines from Qatar.

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From upsets to powerhouses flexing their muscles, from the USMNT reaching the last 16 to new stars emerging and everything in-between, we have you covered.

Joe Prince-Wright, Andy Edwards and Nick Mendola will provide updates, analysis and reaction across our platforms here at NBC Sports.

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Below you can find every episode of their World Cup shows and above is the latest edition to make sure you’re up to date with everything you need.


World Cup Today – Day 14 (December 3)

World Cup Today – Day 13 (December 2)


World Cup Today – Day 12 (December 1)


World Cup Today – Day 11 (November 30)


World Cup Today – Day 10 (November 29)


World Cup Today – Day 9 (November 28)


World Cup Today – Day 8 (November 27)


World Cup Today – Day 7 (November 26)


World Cup Today – Day 6 (November 25)


World Cup Today – Day 4 (November 23)


World Cup Today – Day 3 (November 22)


World Cup Today – Day 2 (November 21)


World Cup preview show (November 17)