Chelsea vs Manchester United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Chelsea vs Manchester United in Premier League.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Match Preview
Chelsea will look to bridge the gap at the top of the English Premier League when they host 2nd placed Manchester United. This Chelsea vs Manchester United fixture will be played at the Stamford Bridge on Sunday, November 5. Here are the predictions and betting tips for the match between Chelsea vs Manchester United.
Chelsea’s defence of their Premier League title looks in absolute tatters as they find themselves 4th in the table after 10 games with 19 points. They are already nine points behind runaway leaders Manchester City and look a far cry from the side that won the title comfortably, last season. Antonio Conte’s side built their title charge last year on the back of a brilliant home form but have failed so far, this season. They have won just two of their five home games and lost to Manchester City and Burnley. The 1-0 win at Bournemouth last weekend was a welcome relief but Conte has seen his side surrender abjectly to AS Roma in the midweek. The 3-0 reverse highlighted their problems at both ends as Chelsea continue to stutter. With all focus on his training methods and rumours about being replaced by Carlo Ancelotti, Conte would like to put it past United and win some breathing space. N’Golo Kante is still out due to injury, but there are some chances to be in the first eleven. Without him, Chelsea will have to do their best in order to secure their goal.
Will Jose Mourinho take advantage of Chelsea’s troubles? The Portuguese tactician has shown reluctance to be adventurous against top sides – as was evident in the dour draw at Anfield. The mood around the Red Devils worsened with a loss to Huddersfield Town but Mourinho looks to have arrested the trend with a narrow 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. Meanwhile, they have managed to take another three points in the UEFA Champions League when Manchester United beat Benfica at Old Trafford. Lukaku isn’t in the great form, so he will try to do his best in order to score at Stamford Bridge. The visitors are currently 2nd in the table with 23 points from 10 games. For all the criticism he receives, Mourinho’s side has conceded the least goals in the League (four) and have scored the second-most number of goals (23) behind only City. But, they have scored only seven goals in the last six competitive games, which brings all the negative talk. Can Mourinho score one at his former stomping ground?
Chelsea vs Manchester United H2H
Chelsea have won three and lost just one of their last six meetings against United. Their record at home is almost impeccable with the Blues losing just one of their last 15 home Premier League matches against United (W 9 D5). Last year, the Chelsea vs Manchester United fixture ended in a 4-0 romp for the Blues.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Team News
For Chelsea, Victor Moses and N’Golo Kante are out of contention for this match, but there are some chances to see Kante on the pitch on Sunday.
Long-term absentees aside, United will hope to have Marouane Fellaini play some part in the match. Jesse Lingard is also expected to shake off a minor niggle.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Probable Line-ups
Chelsea: Courtois, Rudiger, Luiz, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso, Pedro, Hazard, Morata.
Manchester United: De Gea, Bailly, Jones, Smalling, Valencia, Matic, Herrera, Young, Martial, Rashford, Lukaku.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Predictions
Considering Mourinho’s penchant to park the bus, we are tempted to put money on a Chelsea win. However, more likely outcome is a low-scoring encounter as both sides could look to shut shop.