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The Premier League match at Stamford Bridge on Sunday sees home team Chelsea doing battle with Manchester United.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Chelsea v Manchester United, scroll down - along with the latest match odds.
Chelsea will be looking for another win after a 4-0 Champions League victory over Juventus.
In that match, Chelsea had 54% possession and 21 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. For Chelsea, goals were scored by Trevoh Chalobah (25'), Reece James (55'), Callum Hudson-Odoi (58') and Timo Werner (95'). For their opponents, Juventus had 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that there has been much resilience in the Chelsea rearguard. Chelsea have given the opposition little, resulting in the number of goals that have gone in at their end during their previous six games standing at 2. We will just have to find out if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Looking at their past form shows that Chelsea:
- are unbeaten in the league by Manchester United in their last 2 matches.
- have left without a victory over Manchester United in their previous 7 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 home league matches.
Manchester United go into this match following a 0-2 Champions League win in the defeat of Villarreal in their previous outing.
In that match, Manchester United managed 49% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Manchester United, the goals were scored by Cristiano Ronaldo (78') and Jadon Sancho (90'). Villarreal CF had 13 shots on goal with 3 on target.
Illustrating their bias toward high-scoring encounters, we’ve seen goals 21 times in the last 6 games in which Manchester United have sent out their troops, yielding a mean average of 3.5 goals for each fixture. Opposing teams have hit 13 of these goals.
Coming into this meeting, Manchester United are undefeated by Chelsea when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 11/08/2019 shows us that Chelsea have won 1 of them and Manchester United 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
A sum of 13 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 4 of them for The Blues and 9 created by The Red Devils. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 26 on 28/02/2021 and the score finished Chelsea 0-0 Manchester United.
In that game, Chelsea managed 57% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target.
Manchester United got 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
The match was refereed by Stuart Attwell.
Team News: Chelsea
The Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of before this game owing to a fully healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Manchester United
Due to a completely injury-free squad to pick from, the Manchester United manager Michael Carrick has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
In our view, Chelsea will probably get a couple of goals in this one when they face Manchester United, who might well find it difficult getting on the scoresheet.
Our selection here is for a controlled 2-0 victory for Chelsea after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stamford Bridge (41,837)
Captain: César Azpilicueta
Chairman: Bruce Buck
Manager: Thomas Tuchel
Competitions: Premier League position 1, EFL Cup (Quarter-Finals), Champions League (Group H), UEFA Super Cup (Final)
⭐ Star Player: Romelu Lukaku
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Romelu Lukaku was born in Antwerp, Belgium. After making a first senior appearance for RSC Anderlecht in the 2009 - 2010 season, the talented Forward has hit 3 league goals in the Premier League 2021 - 2022 season so far in 7 appearances.