Chelsea vs Manchester United
England Premier League.
Date: Sunday 23rd October, 2016
Kick-off: 16:00 UK.
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
Jose Mourinho will make his first return to Stamford Bridge as Manchester United manager as his side take on Chelsea on Nissan Super Sunday.
The Portuguese manager had two successful spells as Blues boss, but was dismissed by the club ten months ago before moving to Old Trafford in the summer.
United will play their third game in less than a week live on Sky Sports, with a goalless draw with Liverpool on Monday before registering a 4-1 victory over Fernabache in the Europa League on Thursday.
Chelsea have also won their last two Premier League games while keeping clean sheets, including a 3-0 victory over current champions Leicester last Saturday.
The Blues also have a good recent record against their opponents having not lost any of their last seven league games against United (W3 D4).
Chelsea enjoys 2 consecutive league victories, and have lost one of their first 4 league games played at home.
Manchester united currently maintains 6 games unbeaten run in 6 consecutive games in all competition. Manchester united has 2 wins in their first 4 games played this season.
Both sides played a boring draw in their two legged meetings last season. However, Chelsea has 3 wins in their last 10 encounter with the reds, compared to United 2 in same 10 encounter.
Chelsea: Predicted Line-Up (3-4-3)
Courtois: Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahil: Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso: Pedro, Costa, Hazard.
Manchester United: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)
De Gea: Blind, Smalling, Bailly, Valencia: Fellaini, Herrera- Mata, Pogba, Rashford: Ibrahimovic.
Chelsea vs Manchester United: Prediction
The games between Chelsea and Manchester United were also too tight to call. Both sides are also blessed by the presence of two excellent tacticians in Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho. So we can expect another cagey encounter just as we have seen in the matchday 8 clash between Liverpool and Man United.
As we take a closer look at the stats, 4 of the last 6 meetings between these two sides were draws. And only one of the last 8 meetings between these two sides have seen over 2.5 goals. These are all signs of this contest to be another tight one. At the same time a double chance on Chelsea to win or draw will be beneficial, as they haven’t lost to United both home and away since 2012.
Chelsea vs Manchester United: Betting Tips
Double Chance – Chelsea or Draw at 1.30
Under 2.5 goals at 1.80.