Struggling Manchester United are most likely in for a tough assignment, when going up against Chelsea this coming Sunday at Stamford Bridge. With a string of mediocre performances, at best, it would be astounding to see the former take any point here. Chelsea rank as number 1 in the table on 29 points after 12 matches. With 12 rounds behind them, Manchester United have amassed 17 points and sit 8 in the Premier League.
Entering the match as a favourite, Chelsea will be highly motivated to extend their unbeaten streak in the Premier League. They should be in with a decent chance of adding a win to their account. The visitors will no doubt make life as difficult as possible, though, but how strong are they, following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjær?
Chelsea should be full of confidence, before their next assignment in the Premier League. They are able to show off very admirable numbers from their past 10 matches. The hosts scored 2.5 goals on average per match, or 25 goals in total. They allowed 4 goals against, for an average of 0.4 per outing. They clawed out 6 clean sheets along the way.
The Red Devils travel to their next Premier League match, averaging a lowly 1.4 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 14 goals, while also conceding 19 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.9 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 2 times.
Facts and figures for Chelsea vs Manchester United in Premier League.
- Chelsea unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row;
- Chelsea unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Chelsea has won in the last 5 of 6 matches;
- Chelsea scored in the last 16 of 18 matches.
- Manchester United has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Manchester United conceded in the last 15 of 17 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Manchester United's last 3 of 5 matches;
- Manchester United scored the last 8 matches in a row when playing away.
Current form — Chelsea v. Manchester United
Chelsea to avenge embarrassing defeat
Chelsea will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Chelsea look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as their last 3 matches saw them gaining 7 points. They started off drawing 1-1 with Burnley, before downing first Leicester by 3-0, then Juventus in a 4-0 win.
Manchester United finally end miserable run
Manchester United will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form in the league. Manchester United suffered a couple of disappointments in their last 3 matches as they were run over by Manchester City in a 2-0 defeat. Watford also proved too hard to handle as they won 4-1, before Manchester United were able to strike back last time out in a 2-0 win against Villarreal.
Judging by the strong performances mentioned in the above, The Blues seem in with a good shot of another win against The Red Devils. The bookmakers currently settle the price for at home win at 1.55, which has the look of a nice addition to an accumulator. Should your betting strategy prefer the long shot, the odds for an away win are 6.00.
Chelsea v. Manchester United — fixture history
The last time The Blues played The Red Devils at Stamford Bridge, the game finished with a 0-0 scoreline. The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on The Blues will pay out at 1.55, as bookies predict Chelsea are in with an 65% chance of beating Manchester United. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 4.00 on offer, while an away win for Manchester United pays out at 6.00. The Blues have been able to win 20% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming opponents Manchester United in the Premier League. In other words, they have a 2-4-4 recent record, with the latter winning 40% of the matches. Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 4 times in the past 10 matches between Chelsea and Manchester United. Both teams found the back of the net 3 times in those 10 matches.
Current table in the Premier League
The Premier League standings show that Chelsea and Manchester United are 12 points and 7 spots apart at the moment. Chelsea will be looking to claim all three points on Sunday to show, they deserve the position at the fun end of the league table. Despite being outsiders, The Red Devils will no doubt try to make life difficult for the favourites. There is every reason to be excited to see how this game pans out.
Man of the Moment
It is difficult to look past Ben Chilwell, when on the search for a marksman. He seems to be on a strong run, as he hit the target 3 times lately for Chelsea. Marcus Rashford has managed to score 2 times in the last half dozen matches for The Red Devils. It is safe to say that they will both be looking to add to their total here once again.