Chelsea vs Manchester United
English Premier League 2016/17
23rd October 2016, 16:00 pm BST
Stamford Bridge, London
Chelsea Team News & Preview
Chelsea host Manchester United in the Premier League this Sunday and Antonio Conte will look to extend his side’s recent run of form with a statement win here.
Chelsea have won their last two matches comfortably and Conte’s switch to a three-defender formation is looking like a masterstroke with each passing day.
However, the Italian will face his greatest test of the season yet when he comes up against a world class tactician in José Mourinho. Chelsea have an outstanding home record against Manchester United and the Blues have won four and drawn one of their last six meetings at Stamford Bridge.
Kurt Zouma and Van Ginkel are the only injury worries for the Blues this weekend. Willian and Terry are expected to be part of the matchday squad.
Predicted Chelsea Starting Lineup (3-4-3): Courtois; Cahill, Terry, Luiz; Azpilicueta, Matic, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Costa, Hazard
Manchester United Team News & Preview
Manchester United picked up a morale-boosting 4-1 win over Fenerbahce in the Europa League last night and will be heading into this weekend’s game with a lot of confidence. They managed to shut down a top quality Liverpool attack on Monday and will fancy their chances here.
José Mourinho will be well aware of the home side’s strengths and weaknesses and the Portuguese tactician will look to take full advantage. It will be interesting to see how he counters Conte’s three defender formation.
Manchester United have struggled at Stamford Bridge in the last few seasons and will be determined to fix that record this week.
The Old Trafford outfit will be without Phil Jones and Morgan Schneiderlin for this game. Both players are struggling with fitness issues. Bastian Schweinsteiger continues to train with the youth team.
Predicted Manchester United Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw; Fellaini, Pogba; Martial, Mata, Rashford; Ibrahimovic
Chelsea vs Manchester United Key Stats
Chelsea are undefeated in their last 10 matches against Manchester United in all competitions.
Manchester United are undefeated in their last 6 matches in all competitions.
Chelsea have kept 2 clean sheets in their last 2 Premier League games.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Chelsea have seen under 2.5 goals (8/11) in 7 of their last 8 matches against Manchester United in all competitions. Both Conte and Mourinho prefer a defensive approach so another low scoring game is on the cards here.
Chelsea have an excellent head-to-head record against the Red Devils. Get Chelsea to win at 6/5 with Ladbrokes.
Manchester United have been tough to beat in their last few matches. Get them to win or draw at 4/6 with Ladbrokes.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Prediction
Chelsea and Manchester United have both been very well organised at the back, and both sets of attackers will find it difficult to break each other down. Furthermore, both teams have a world class goalkeeper in their side.
A low scoring game is definitely possible here and it will be hard to separate the two sides as well. Both managers will want to avoid a defeat. A draw seems quite likely.
Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United