Old Trafford by André Zahn CCA SA 2.0 Germany
Manchester United V Chelsea
Sunday 16th April 2017
17:00 Kick Off Live on Sky Sports 1
In their long histories Man Utd have met Chelsea 176 times in their past. As you would expect it is the Red Devils who have the better record winning 75 of them, Chelsea have won 52 and they have drawn 49 times.
Chelsea have been really closing the gap over recent years and they are unbeaten in their last 12 games against Utd. They have met twice this season, back in October Chelsea managed a 4-0 win in the league at Stamford Bridge and more recently in the FA Cup they managed a 1-0 win also at the Bridge thanks to a N’Golo Kante second half goal.
Man Utd have been in very good form of late and are unbeaten in their last 6 matches in all competitions, winning 3 and drawing 3. Last match was an away draw against Belgium side Anderlecht 1-1.
Chelsea have been in very good form themselves winning 5 and losing 1 of their last 6 matches. Last time they managed a good 3-1 away win against Bournemouth.
Man Utd currently sit in 6th place in the league but if they avoid defeat they will go above Everton into 5th place.
Chelsea currently sit on top of the pile and are 4 points clear of Spurs who lead the chase.
The only doubts for Man Utd are for Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young who are back in training but may not start.
Chelsea have a complete clean bill of health and Conte’s only head ache will be for who he can leave out.
Man Utd have gone 21 league matches without defeat in the league, that is the longest current unbeaten run in all 5 of the major European leagues.
Chelsea have the Premier Leagues best away record winning 11 of the 16 matches picking up 36 points in the process.
The bookies have this really tight Man Utd can be backed @ 15/8 with Bet Fred and Chelsea can also be backed @15/8 with Bet Victor. The draw is best with Marathon bet @ 9/4.
I fancy the draw here which would suit the neutrals as it would keep the title race and the race for top 4 alive.