Two teams who are vying for a place in the Premier League’s top four do battle on Monday night, as Manchester United travel to the capital to take on Chelsea. The two sides met on the opening day of the season, but a lot has happened since then.
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Frank Lampard’s first season in the Chelsea hot-seat will be seen as a success to this point, as the club currently occupy the fourth, and final Champions League space. However, they will likely have to hold of intense pressure to finish there at the end of the season.
The Blues were a long way ahead of the chasing pack at the beginning of December, but they have watched as their lead has been cut to just two points. Their form over the last five games is the reason for that, as they have won just once.
Chelsea have drawn their last two games in the Premier League, with the most recent of those coming against Leicester City. The 2-2 draw would have been seen as a point gained for Lampard, rather than two dropped as they needed a late equaliser to secure the point. Two Antonio Rudiger headers cancelled out the Leicester goals, but a win on Monday against United would certainly do wonders for their confidence heading into the final stretch of the season.
The Red Devils are one of the teams trying to chase down Chelsea, but they also aren’t in the most consistent form. They have also just won once in their last five games. That victory game against Norwich City at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dipped into the transfer market in January and brought in Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo. Both players could have big parts to play if United want to achieve a top-four finish. However, they will need to play much better than they did in their last game, which ended in a 0-0 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Head To Head
United holds the advantage in the overall record between the two sides as they have won on 80 previous occasions. The Blues have recorded 54 wins, and there have been 51 draws. The two sides have already met twice this season, with United winning both. Chelsea haven’t beaten Manchester United in the Premier League since 2017.
Chelsea Team News
The Blues will be without Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Christian Pulisic for the visit of United. Oliver Giroud is also a doubt.
Manchester United Team News
Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba are the two notable absentees for United, while Scott McTominay could return.
Chelsea vs Man United Prediction
This should be an entertaining match. However, both teams will be looking to play on the counter-attack. Chelsea have learned their lesson from their opening day 4-0 defeat against United. Whether they will be able to get a home win is uncertain, but it’s rather likely considering their home advantage and many lessons learned since the last defeat. Both teams are also likely to find the net.
Premier League Betting Odds
The Blues are priced to win at 87/100, making that bet highly attractive. Solskjaer’s men are at 71/20, while the draw is at 13/5.