Chelsea v Man Utd
By DAVE ANDERSON, 20/10/2018.
The Premier League returns on Saturday after breaking for the UEFA Nations League, and there's a cracking match to kick things off - Chelsea v Man Utd at Stamford Bridge!
Chelsea v Man Utd: Best Odds
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NB: Bookmakers best odds for Chelsea v Man Utd correct at the time this match preview went live and are subject to change. Last updated: 05:23 on 20/10/2018.
Chelsea v Man Utd: Betting Offers
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Chelsea v Man Utd will be broadcast live on Sky Sports at 12.30pm on Saturday October 20th.
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Chelsea v Man Utd: Preview
Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, and after Man Utd's poor start to the season, it's no surprise online bookmakers are offering Sarri's in form team as favourites to win this fixture.
Man Utd will be trying to end Chelsea’s winning home run, but Mourinho could struggle against his old club, who look impressive and remain unbeaten so far this season.
Fixtures between these sides are usually full of drama, and although Man Utd have won 2 of the last 5 Premier League clashes against Chelsea, while another 2 have ended in draws, Chelsea look the stronger team coming into the game.
Man Utd haven’t looked very convincing at all this season, with only 1 win in their last 5 matches, while Chelsea are joint top of the table with 6 wins, 2 draws and no losses and should easily take all 3 points from Man Utd on Saturday.
Chelsea come into this fixture sitting in 2nd place in the league table, with the same points as leaders Man City and 3rd place Liverpool, having not lost a match this season.
The Blues also haven’t lost at home to Man Utd since October 2012, and it looks as if they could easily continue their winning home run on Saturday against an unconvincing Man Utd squad.
Sarri will be looking to secure all 3 points from the match, especially as title rivals Man City and Liverpool face opponents this weekend that they should easily beat.
Luckily Chelsea have an easier run after this clash, facing Burnley, Crystal Palace and Everton, however a win against Man Utd would put them in a much stronger position going into them.
Fortunately, Sarri doesn’t have too many injury concerns ahead of the match at Stamford Bridge, with only Rudiger, Ampadu and van Ginkel currently recovering from injuries.
With Chelsea looking to challenge Man City as the primary rivals for the 2018-19 Premier League title, they really need to take a full 3 points from what will no doubt be a thrilling match!
Man Utd aren’t having such a good season, currently sitting in 8th place on 13 points.
Mourinho’s side have already lost 3 of their 8 Premier League fixtures, and they really can’t take another loss so early in the season, especially against Mourinho’s old club Chelsea.
Luckily for Man Utd, they have a couple of easier matches coming up when they face Everton and Bournemouth before taking on Man City in the Manchester Derby.
Winning at least 2 out of these 3 matches is a must, especially if they fail to beat Chelsea.
Man Utd had a strong result against Newcastle in their last outing, and seem to be regaining their form, however Mourinho will probably be without Luke Shaw for Saturday’s match.
Nemanja Matic is expected back in the line up, but Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard and Marcos Rojo are also still recovering from injuries and look set to miss out.
Chelsea are never an easy challenge for Man Utd, and while Mourinho’s side looks to be improving, Chelsea are without a doubt the stronger team and should easily win this one.
Chelsea v Man Utd: Stats
Chelsea and Man Utd have played each other a total of 180 times with Man Utd currently having the upper hand having won 77 of the fixtures, compared to Chelsea's 54 wins.
The last Premier League fixture between these two sides occurred on the 21st of February earlier this year when the game at Old Trafford ended 2-1 to Man Utd.
Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard cancelled out Willian's early goal on 32 minutes securing a victory for Jose Mourinho over his former employers.
The last 6 Premier League matches involving both these sides has resulted in 2 wins for Chelsea, 2 wins for Man Utd and 2 of the fixtures ending in stalemates.
The last match that Chelsea played Man Utd at home at Stamford Bridge was when they met in the FA Cup on the 19th of May earlier this year with Chelsea winning 1-0.
The biggest win that Chelsea have ever had over Man Utd was a League Division One match on the 6th of September in 1930 when they won 6-2 at Stamford Bridge in front of 48,648 fans.
The highest score that Man Utd have ever beaten Chelsea by was the 6-0 win on Boxing Day back in 1960 when they played each other in League Division One.
Looking at the last 5 fixtures that Chelsea have played in all competitions, they've won 3, drawn 2, and not lost scoring a total of 7 goals (1.4 goals per game) and conceding just twice.
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Man Utd's: Form
Man Utd's record over their last 5 matches in all competitions is won 1, drawn 3 and lost 1. They've scored the same number of goals as Chelsea, 7 in total, but conceded more (8).
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