Manchester United can close the gap on Manchester City - temporarily at least - when they take on Watford at Vicarage Road on Tuesday evening.
Watford will not be a walkover for the Red Devils though, having strung together impressive consecutive wins over West Ham and Newcastle United in their last two matches.
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|Game||Watford vs Manchester United|
|Date||Tuesday, November 28|
|Time||20:00 GMT / 15:00 ET|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
In the United Kingdom (UK), the match will be available to watch live on television on BT Sport 1 and by live stream using the BT Sport app.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|BT Sport 1||BT Sport app|
In the United States (US), the match will be not be available to watch live on television but it can also be watched by live stream using the NBC Sports Gold service
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|N/A||NBC Sports Gold|
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Goalkeepers||Gomes, Karnezis, Bachmann|
|Defenders||Janmaat, Britos, Kaboul, Prodl, Mariappa, Wague, Cathcart, Femenia, Zeegelaar, Holebas, Djedje, Kabasele, Hoban, Mason|
|Midfielders||Cleverley, Chalobah, Doucoure, Hughes, Watson, Carrillo, Capoue, Pereyra|
|Forwards||Deeney, Success, Richarlison, Sinclair, Gray, Okaka|
Watford will be without Craig Cathcart and Younes Kaboul, who have been sidelined with knee and hamstring injuries respectively, while Nathan Chalobah and Isaac Success are out of action too.
However, Marco Silva will be able to call upon the services of Troy Deeney, who is available again after serving a suspension.
Potential Watford starting XI: Gomes; Prodl, Kabasele, Mariappa; Femenia, Zeegelaar, Hughes, Doucoure, Cleverley; Richarlison, Deeney.
|Position||Manchester United players|
|Goalkeepers||De Gea, Pereira, Romero|
|Defenders||Lindelof, Smalling, Rojo, Jones, Bailly, Blind, Shaw, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe|
|Midfielders||Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Carrick, Young, Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Fellaini, Matic, Mitchell, McTominay|
|Forwards||Lukaku, Ibrahimovic, Rashford, Martial|
Manchester United are boosted by the return to full fitness of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo, which allows Mourinho to contemplate shaking things up somewhat.
Michael Carrick is working towards making a recovery from a heart procedure, while Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are unlikely to play a part.
Potential Man Utd starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Young; Pogba, Matic, Matic, Mkhitaryan, Rashford; Lukaku.
BETTING & MATCH ODDS
Manchester United are favourites to win according to dabblebet, who offer odds of 7/10 for a Red Devils victory. Watford are considered a 4/1 bet to triumph, while a draw is available at 14/5.
Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are both rated at 13/5 to score first, while Hornets star Richarlison is deemed a 15/2 bet to open the scoring at Vicarage Road.
Manchester United play their second game in three days on Tuesday when they take on Watford and they will be keen to pick up some much-needed momentum ahead of the busy festive period.
Mourinho's men followed up their disappointing Champions League defeat to Basel last week with an unconvincing, fortuitous win over Brighton on Saturday and they will need to show some improvement with matches against Arsenal and Man City looming on the horizon.
While league leaders City have been padding out their goals scored column, United have struggled to find the net with the regularity expected of potential league winners and Mourinho will be hoping that Lukaku in particular can rediscover his early-season form.
The Belgium international has scored just once in his last 10 games for United in all competitions, yet remains the club's top scorer this season. The return of Ibrahimovic may go some way towards alleviating the pressure on Lukaku, but other individuals such as Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford will be expected to step up too.
Arsenal lie in wait for the Red Devils this coming Saturday and they play Man City the following Sunday, so the next two weeks are an absolutely crucial period for their title hopes. With so much riding on the next three games, Mourinho will, no doubt, be demanding a statement of intent against the Hornets.