Chelsea are unbeaten in eight straight games in all competitions under the management of Thomas Tuchel. The German boss led his side to a 1-0 win away against Atletico Madrid as Olivier Giroud scored a fantastic overhead goal to give the Blues a vital away score. On Sunday, Chelsea host Manchester United, a team that are slipping in the league with just two wins in their last six games.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are now 10 points behind Manchester City in the title race. The chance of winning a first league title post-Alex Ferguson is over – don't let Manchester United supporters fool you. This team may struggle to hold on to a top-four place with the competitiveness of the teams around them.
The reverse fixture between Chelsea and Manchester United was a bore nil-nil draw. The Red Devils are unbeaten in four of their last five matches against the Blues in all competitions. However, those games were all under the management of Frank Lampard, a coach that was unable to get the best out of his expensively assembled team.
Manchester United have a difficult road of games upcoming against the likes of Manchester City, Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Liverpool. They need to be at their best to continue fighting for a Champions League qualification place.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Betting Odds
Chelsea head into the game on Sunday as the favourite according to leading sportsbooks. The Blues are at odds of 13/10 to win at full-time for the first time in the league against Manchester United since 2017-18. The Blues have struggled in the league versus Manchester United and are winless in six straight Premier League games versus the northern club.
Tuchel’s side are unbeaten in six straight league games with four matches ending in wins. Goals are still not coming freely. The Blues scored just eight times in their last six games. The good news is that the defence has improved greatly conceding just two times against their last six opponents. The Blues have won two straight games at home and have taken 22 points from 36 available. Chelsea are now +12 in goals difference this season at home.
Manchester United took nine points from their last 18 on offer. Just two of their last six games finished in wins. Leading sportsbooks have Solskjaer’s team at odds of 42/17 to win on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. The Red Devils did score 17 goals in their last six matches, but take away that ridiculous 9-0 win over Southampton and the club would have just +1 in goal difference over the course of that time.
The Red Devils have drawn back-to-back games in the Premier League. While Chelsea won away to Atletico Madrid in midweek Champions League play, Solskjaer’s team played out a bore nil-nil draw at home to Real Sociedad in the Europa League.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Team News
Tuchel has a mere one player on the Chelsea injury list going into the weekend. Centre-back Thiago Silva is still on the comeback trail from injury but is a way away from playing. No return date is not set for Silva going forward. Andreas Christensen is likely to remain in the centre-back position. Tuchel used Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger in a back three against Atletico Madrid in midweek.
Tuchel has a difficult decision to make over which striker to start. Giroud played in midweek and was brilliant with his work rate. Giroud remains one of the most underrated Premier League players of the last 10 years. Tuchel could start Tammy Abraham in attack instead.
Solskjaer remains without midfielder Paul Pogba and Phil Jones. The two players are ruled out with thigh and knee injuries respectively. It was reported on Friday that Manchester United could use Jones as part of a swap deal to acquire Declan Rice from West Ham. Why David Moyes would want Jones is anyone’s guess.
Edinson Cavani could make a return to the team following injuries but will be evaluated closer to match time. Donny van der Beek is also in the running to make a return to the Red Devils. Scott McTominay is likely to return to the squad in some capacity.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Predictions
Both teams to score: NO @6/5 - BET NOW
Two of Manchester United’s last five games ended with both teams not scoring goals. They have allowed goals to opponents in recent games, but against a difficult defensive Chelsea team – and low-scoring side – this game could be short on goals. Nine of the last 14 games between these clubs ended with both teams not scoring goals.
Halftime result: Draw @5/4 - BET
Seven of the last 16 matches between these teams went into the halftime break as draws. Their reverse fixture at Old Trafford went into the halftime period as a nil-nil draw. The game also finished in a scoreless draw. Chelsea have conceded the second-fewest goals in the Premier League with 25. Manchester United are have allowed 32 goals this season. Four of Chelsea’s last six league matched ended in clean sheets for the defence.
Under 2.5 goals scored @10/11 - BET NOW
Sunday’s game has all the potential to be a low-scoring game between Chelsea and Manchester United. Nine of the last 15 games between the clubs in all competitions finished with under 2.5 goals tallied. Chelsea are playing great and keeping teams from scoring goals. Five of Chelsea’s six league games under Tuchel finished with under 2.5 goals tallied. The Blues have not scored 2.0 goals in a game since the German took over for Lampard. This is a side that is more focused on defensive football and keeping teams out of goal.
Chelsea should keep this game low in goals with Manchester United struggling to get on the scoresheet. Manchester United should continue to struggle to get maximum points as they potentially slide away from second place in the league. Chelsea should grab a win or draw against the Red Devils.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Tips
Here are our Chelsea vs Manchester United top tips for Sunday's Premier League match at Stamford Bridge.
- Both teams to score: NO @6/5 - BET NOW
- Halftime result: Draw @5/4 - BET
- Under 2.5 goals scored @10/11 - BET NOW
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Chelsea vs Manchester United Frequently Asked Questions
What are the odds on Chelsea winning?
Chelsea are at best odds of 13/10 to win on Sunday.A
What are the odds on Manchester United winning?
Manchester United are at best odds of 42/17 to win on Sunday.A