United will welcome Benfica to Old Trafford has they look to cerement their place at the top of Group A, with 3 wins from 3 so far. When these teams meet a fortnight ago it was a massive area from Benfica’s teenager goal keeper that separated the teams and gave United the 1-0 win.
United are still without midfielders Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick, while long term absentee’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo are still a long way for returning.
But with Man United’s depth of quality boss Jose Mourinho is expected to field a strong side has he look to ensure qualification into the knock out stages.
With both teams playing their part in a fantastic 3-3 draw at Stamford bridge a fortnight ago, Chelsea travel to Italian giants Roma as they also look for the victory that would ensure them a place in the last 16. Victor Moses is the only confirmed absentee, with Danny Drinkwater available after recovering from a calf problem, while midfielder N’Golo Kante has also been named in the travelling squad and could make his first appearance since the end of September.
Despite winning all their games since the pair last meet, Roma do have some injury issues with forwards Patrik Schick and Gregoire Defrel joining Bruno Peres and Rick Karsdrop on the side lines through injury.
Group B struggles Celtic will welcome Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich to Celtic Park as they look to get their European campaign back on track. In the reverse fixture a fortnight ago, Munich took the points with a 3-0 win, but travel to Scotland without star pairing Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller.
The Scottish champions will welcome the return of skipper Scott Brown who was rested at the weekend along with Deryck Botata and James Forrest, while Moussa Dembele, Scott Sinclair and Stuart Armstrong are all expected to be recalled to the starting line-up after being named on the substitutes bench at the weekend.