Chelsea vs Manchester United Predictions and Betting Tips
Chelsea vs Manchester United key stats
- Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six Premier League matches and last ten matches in all competitions.
- Man United are 17th in the six game form table accumulating just four points from a possible 18, scoring seven goals and conceding 16 along the way.
- Chelsea tops the form table dropping just two points in six games, scoring 18 goals and conceding just two.
- Chelsea have scored a league high nine goals in the first 30 minutes of games in the Premier League, also conceding none. United tend to do most of their scoring in the second half.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 26, 2021
Chelsea in seventh heaven
After Chelsea’s dominant display in a 3-0 away victory over Leicester in last Saturday’s early kick-off, they then demolished Juventus 4-0 at home in the Champions League making it seven goals in two games without reply.
This is without Romelu Lukaku, who returned to the bench against Juventus but was an unused substitute.
Full-back Reece James is Chelsea’s top league scorer with four goals, while opposite full-back Ben Chilwell is in second alongside Mason Mount and Lukaku with three each, showing Chelsea’s ability to score from all areas of the pitch.
⚡️ “There’s a spark there and hopefully that spark keeps getting bigger.”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 26, 2021
Carrick’s at the wheel
After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking after the 4-1 defeat to Watford, Michael Carrick was named as interim manager. He won his first match in the Champions League 2-0 away to Villarreal.
However, this looks set to be his one and only match in the Premier League with Ralf Rangnick rumoured to be installed as manager in time for Thursday’s game against Arsenal.
The clean sheet gained at Villarreal will boost confidence but for a United team whose 21 league goals conceded so far is the worst bar Norwich City and Newcastle United, there may be nothing they can do against Chelsea’s smothering attack.
Chelsea vs Manchester United predictions
This game may have come far too early for Carrick to stamp any real mark on this United side prior to their trip to the league leaders. Miracles of course have happened but after United took a 4-1 hammering against Watford, can you really see it?
Chelsea to win at half-time came in last week. However, the stat about Chelsea scoring nine goals in the first 30 minutes of matches this season makes this longer odds bet tempting. In United’s last four losses all teams scored their first within 30 minutes. Odds of 7/4 for Chelsea in the 30-minute betting are too good to ignore.
Though United will be buoyed by their 2-0 midweek win, Chelsea is a different proposition. Chelsea to win to nil came in last week, we can’t see any reason why it won’t again.
Chelsea vs Manchester United team news
Chelsea team news
Mateo Kovacic and Ben Chilwell look set to miss out, while Kai Havertz and N’Golo Kante are doubts with thigh and knee injuries respectively.
Manchester United team news
Frenchmen, Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane will miss this one due to injury as does Edinson Cavani.
Mason Greenwood misses out due to Covid-19 and Harry Maguire is suspended after his red card versus Watford.
Luke Shaw will need to be assessed after a concussion put him out of the midweek game.
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