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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard prefers Tammy Abraham to Olivier Giroud as the lone striker in his competitive lineup as Chelsea boss.
Christensen partners Zouma in central defence with Azpilicueta and Emerson occupying the fullback positions. Jorginho and Kovacic start in central midfield with Kante only fit to be on the bench.
American international Christian Pulisic fails to make the starting XI as Lampard picks Pedro, Barkley and Mount.
Here’s the team to face Manchester United:
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Zouma, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Jorginho, Mount, Abraham
Subs: Kenedy, Tomori, Pulisic, Alonso, Kante, Giroud, Caballero
Manchester United XI: David De Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Andreas Pereira, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford.
Subs: Mata, Young, Tuanzebe, Matic, Romero, Greenwood, James.