Chelsea vs Man United Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | PL

Chelsea vs Man United Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | PL

Chelsea vs Man United Match Preview

Chelsea are winless in their last 12 matches in the Premier League against Manchester United. They have drawn seven of those matches, while losing five times, and will be looking to end that streak when they host the Red Devils are Stamford Bridge this week.

The Blues come into the game after dropping points to 10-man Burnley. They had the lead twice in the match, but the relegation battlers came back to get a 2-2 draw. 

Mauricio Pochettino was furious with the players and said;

“Agreed. Very disappointed in the way that in the second-half we managed or deal with the situation. We are a team that, when we play in possession and play forward, we are able to create too many chances, maybe not to score all the chances we created. We need to improve our percentage in the game. After today, we didn’t show the capacity, the energy, the anger. Not the minimum to compete in the Premier League. In the defensive phase we concede too much. That is why I am so upset and disappointed.”

He added:

“It’s more here [in your heart] and here [in your head] than in your legs to be strong like a group, to be strong like a team. That is sometimes the circumstance for different reasons we are so slow evolving in this area. That is the key today. It’s not to find excuses. The team played well, yes, we have energy, yes, we go forward, yes, but afterwards when we don’t have the ball we don’t have the same energy.”

Cole Palmer Chelsea
Cole Palmer (Photo by Getty images)

Erik ten Hag was in a similar mood with his Manchester United players after they let a late lead slip. Mason Mount scored in the 96th minute to give them the lead, but Brentford scored straight from kickoff and sealed a dramatic 1-1 draw. 

The Dutchman said:

“We didn’t deserve to win but if you’re winning you have to take this. I would say normally we are good in such circumstances if we score before time. We showed resilience all through the game but in points of aggressiveness Brentford were better, we should show more passion and desire in many moments in the game. But when you are winning you should bring it over the line.”

He added:

“You can never compare such levels, performances (to United’s win against Liverpool two weeks ago) but also when you don’t play well you still have to win, we did it almost. That is my big disappointment – that we didn’t bring it over the line. We didn’t play well but there was spirit, there was fight, but not enough. It was enough to get the goal, 1-0, and before that we had a big chance for Rasmus Hojlund.”

Despite being unbeaten in their last 12 matches against Chelsea, Manchester United are looking to complete their second-ever league double after doing it in the 2019/20 season. 

Chelsea vs Man United Team News 

Chelsea are without at least six players for the match against Manchester United as Wesley Fofana, Lesley Ugochukwu, Reece James, Roméo Lavia, Christopher Nkunku, and Robert Sánchez are ruled out. 

Malo Gusto, Levi Colwill, Carney Chukwuemeka, Ben Chilwell and Trevoh Chalobah are doubtful to make things worse for Pochettino. 

Manchester United also have injury issues with Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Altay Bayindir, and Anthony Martial ruled out. Jonny Evans, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof are doubtful.

Chelsea vs Man United Predicted Lineups

Chelsea could be forced to make a chance after Gusto came off injured in the final minutes of the Burnley draw. It would be interesting to see if Pochettino brings in Thiago Silva back into the starting XI or plays Alfie Gilchrist as the right-back.

Predicted XI: Petrovic, Cucurella, Badiashile, Silva, Disasi, Fernández, Caicedo, Sterling, Mudryk, Palmer, Jackson

Rasmus Hojlund Man United
Rasmus Hojlund (Photo by Getty Images)

Mason Mount is back just in time for his first trip back to Stamford Bridge since leaving last summer. However, he is not expected to start the match and will have to settle for a bench role. 

Predicted XI: Onana, Dalot, Maguire, Martinez, Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, Mainoo, Garnacho, Bruno, Rashford, Hojlund

Chelsea vs Manchester United Head-to-Head

  • Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea
  • Manchester United 4-1 Chelsea
  • Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United
  • Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea
  • Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United

Chelsea vs Manchester United Prediction

Chelsea and Manchester United have played out 1-1 draws in three of the last five meetings in the Premier League. A repeat of the same result should be expected this week, but the Blues could spring a surprise. 

Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United

Chelsea vs Manchester United Betting Tips

  • Chelsea Win or Draw
  • Both Teams To Score: Yes.
  • Over 3.5 Goals: No.

Odds

  • Chelsea Win: 2.00
  • Draw: 4.10
  • Manchester United Win: 3.35

Chelsea vs Manchester United Date & Telecast

  • Stamford Bridge – 4th April – 20:15 GMT
  • India: Star Sports and Hotstar
  • United Kingdom: Sky Sports
  • US: NBC Sports

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