Chelsea v Manchester United predictions and betting suggestions
Chelsea and Manchester United meet at Stamford Bridge and a win will be essential for both sides of their push for a top-four finish
Chelsea will look to avenge the 4-0 defeat they suffered on the opening day of the season after they host Manchester United on Monday night.
The Blues occupy the fourth Champions League qualifying spot however a current run of one win in 5 league video games, including no victories of their final three, has seen Tottenham close the gap to 1 point.
United have struggled for consistency all season and are also with no win in three but victory at Stamford Bridge would transfer them inside three points of the Blues.
Latest Chelsea vs Manchester United predictions and odds
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Leaky defences can result in goals
Chelsea have wobbled in their bid to remain in fourth place in the earlier couple of weeks and are now looking over their shoulder with actual concern.
Tottenham’s dramatic 3-2 win in opposition to Aston Villa means the Blues are just one point clear in fourth place of their London rivals who they face next week, although the United match is their recreation in hand.
Frank Lampard’s aspect have gained one of their last 5 within the league and had been held to a 2-2 draw by Leicester City in their most recent outing.
Clean sheets have been a major issue for the Blues, who have conceded in 20 of their 25 league fixtures this season and that led to Kepa Arrizabalaga being changed in goal by Willy Caballero.
United are hardly better on the back, conceding in 10 of their eleven league video games away from Old Trafford, which is why we’re backing each teams to attain at 7/10.
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Chelsea can end their rut
The winter break came on the proper time for Chelsea as it has given them a chance to evaluate why their type has dipped so badly in 2020.
The Blues haven’t gained of their last five meetings with United, dropping three and drawing two, but the opposition are in some troubles of their very own.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet are winless in their final three within the league, dropping 2-0 to Liverpool and Burnley earlier than drawing 0-0 with Wolves.
United have only gained thrice on the road in the league this season whereas Chelsea have received extra factors away within the league than at house, which is why we are going for a draw at 12/5.
Discipline an issue
Games between Chelsea and United can become feisty affairs and with the game being one that could have a massive impact on their seasons we expect loads of playing cards.
In the reverse fixture on the opening day of the season seven playing cards have been dished out by Anthony Taylor who will take charge again at Stamford Bridge.
Two of the last three video games between Chelsea and United have seen over 4.5 cards and we are backing that to come back in again at 10/11.
Last 5 league results
1 Feb Leicester City 2 Chelsea 2 D
21 Jan Chelsea 2 Arsenal 2 D
18 Jan Newcastle United 1 Chelsea zero L
11 Jan Chelsea 3 Burnley 0 W
1 Jan Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Chelsea 1 D
1 Feb Manchester United 0 Wolves zero D
22 Jan Manchester United zero Burnley 2 L
19 Jan Liverpool 2 Manchester United 0 L
11 Jan Manchester United four Norwich City zero W
1 Jan Arsenal 2 Manchester United 0 L
Last five meetings
30 Oct 19 LC Chelsea 1 Manchester United 2
11 Aug 19 PL Manchester United four Chelsea 0
28 Apr 19 PL Manchester United 1 Chelsea 1
18 Feb 19 FAC Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2
20 Oct 18 PL Chelsea 2 Manchester United 2
Chelsea group information and predicted line-up
Frank Lampard’s greatest choice shall be whether or not to stay with Willy Caballero in aim or reinstate Kepa Arrizabalaga who was dropped for the draw with Leicester.
Tammy Abraham will have a late fitness test but should begin, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Christian Pulisic and Marco van Ginkel are still unavailable.
Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Caballero; James, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Abraham, Hudson-Odoi
Manchester United group news and predicted line-up
January signing Odion Ighalo is within the squad after his mortgage transfer from China and could make his debut.
Manchester United have numerous injury problems with Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay all out.
January signing Bruno Fernandes is more doubtless to make his second begin for the club after making his debut in the draw in opposition to Wolves last time out.
Predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Dea Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams; Fred, Matic; James, Fernandes, Greenwood; Martial
All odds inside this text right at the time of publishing and are subject to change.