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Manchester United head to Stamford Bridge on Sunday for the Premier League tie with home side Chelsea.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Chelsea v Manchester United can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Chelsea, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 0-1 Champions League success vs Atlético Madrid.
In that game, Chelsea had 64% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Chelsea was Olivier Giroud (68'). Atlético de Madrid got 6 shots at goal with 0 of them on target.
Their more recent scorelines show that not much more can be done by the Chelsea defence. The Blues have been mean at the back, resulting in the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their last 6 games standing at 2. Let’s find out if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Their prior results show that Chelsea:
- have not registered a win against Manchester United in their last 6 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Previously, Manchester United drew 0-0 in the Europa League tie with Real Sociedad.
In that game, Manchester United managed 57% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Real Sociedad had 9 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
Ole Solskjær's Manchester United have converted 12 times in the course of their latest 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during that same period equals 5.
Their past results show that Manchester United:
- are undefeated by Chelsea when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 19 away league matches. A mightily impressive record on the road.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 28/04/2019 shows that Chelsea have won 1 of them & Manchester United 3, with the tally of draws being 2.
A sum of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 5 for The Blues and 10 for The Red Devils. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 6 on 24/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea.
On that occasion, Manchester United managed 50% possession and 14 shots at goal with 4 on target.
Chelsea had 6 shots at goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Martin Atkinson.
Team News: Chelsea
Charly Musonda Jr. (Knee Surgery) and Thiago Silva (Thigh Problems) won’t be able to feature for Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.
Team News: Manchester United
Man Utd manager Ole Solskjær has a number of players out of action. Scott McTominay (Knock), Phil Jones (Knee Injury), Donny van de Beek (Muscle Injury) and Edinson Cavani (Muscle Injury) will miss out on this game.
In our opinion, Manchester United will have to play well to hit the back of the net against this Chelsea outfit who we think might well manage to score & go ahead.
We’re going for a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning margin for Chelsea when the referee blows for full-time.
Hoping for a good game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stamford Bridge (41,631)
Captain: César Azpilicueta
Chairman: Bruce Buck
Manager: Thomas Tuchel
Competitions: Premier League position 5, FA Cup (Sixth Round), Champions League (Last 16)
⭐ Star Man: Timo Werner
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Timo Werner was born in Stuttgart, Germany. Having made his senior debut playing for in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has got 5 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 24 appearances.