Chelsea v. Manchester United, sold out

A much-anticipated friendly will serve as a warm-up for the international break for both Manchester United and Chelsea tonight, when Jose Mourinho’s side hosts his old club. The match is the fourth highest draw…

Chelsea v. Manchester United, sold out


A much-anticipated friendly will serve as a warm-up for the international break for both Manchester United and Chelsea tonight, when Jose Mourinho’s side hosts his old club.

The match is the fourth highest draw in the history of English soccer, with an average match ticket costing 1,000 pounds (or about $1,285), according to tickets website Seatwave. Manchester United fans paid about 6,000 pounds to get into the stadium.

Fans will want to pay attention to the result tonight, because Chelsea and Manchester United are likely to be Champions League candidates next season. United is expected to play a more cautious game against their cross-town rivals, but Chelsea should be in excellent form after playing Barcelona in the Champions League final.

Both teams will be looking to close out their pre-season preparations, and for Chelsea, it is important to show that it will be ready for the Premier League after a disappointing season where they finished 10th.

The match kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 2 at 6 p.m. local time in England.

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