Football week begins with a great derby in the Premier League, Chelsea – Manchester United (10pm), included in our betting list.
The two teams are fighting for places in the next edition of the Champions League. Londoners have a six-point lead ahead of the “red devils”.
◾️Chelsea is 4th in the Premier League, with 41 points after 25 stages. Entering a new era earlier this season, that of Frank Lampard, the Stamford Bridge line-up has already suffered eight defeats, but today he is in a good position in an attempt to reach his goal.
◾️The Londoners started with 0-4 at Manchester United, but in the meantime they managed to take on the rivals in this match.
◾️Before the break of one week, Chelsea had only two points from the last three games, after defeating Newcastle (0-1) and draws with Arsenal (2-2) and Leicester (2-2), which allowed the teams Tottenham and Sheffield United are approaching a victory in the standings. Following Manchester City’s ban on playing in the Champions League for the next 2 years, the 5th place could also be enough for qualifying in this competition.
◾️This news is further alleviated by the pressure that Chelsea began to feel in the battle he is facing during this period.
◾️But Frank Lampard’s team needs a big win to break free after winning just two games in the last seven official Premier League games.
◾️In addition, he remained in debt to fans after losing four games at “Stamford Bridge” with Liverpool, West Ham United, Bournemouth and Southampton. Three other parties were drawn to a tie.
◾️Manchester United are in a much worse situation before moving to “Stamford Bridge”, being only 9th.
◾️Therefore, the decision taken by UEFA in the case of Manchester City team is not yet very relevant for the “red devils”, without a positive result on “Stamford Bridge”.
◾️Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s lineup is six points away from Chelsea, but also five points from Tottenham and four points from Sheffield United.
◾️If Liverpool, for example, preferred to let their players free for a week, the Norwegian manager left with the team in a corner in Marbella (Spain) during the competition break.
◾️Manchester United only scored four points in 2020, in five games, and in four of them, with Arsenal, Liverpool, Burnley and Wolverhampton, failed to score.
◾️In Rashford’s absence, the Nigerian Ighalo is the man proposed by Solskjaer to score goals.
◾️The striker was loaned from China, and after two weeks of individual training he joined the “red devils” program. Thus, he is ready to play if he will use his services.
◾️In addition to Rashford, guests have two more absences, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.
⚽️Statistics of the direct matches Chelsea London vs Manchester United
▪️Chelsea and Manchester United have already met twice this season.
▪️The “Red Devils” won every time, with 4-0 in the Premier League and 2-1 in the League Cup, this success being achieved in London.
Football Prediction of the Day Chelsea Londra vs Manchester United
Regardless of developments, Chelsea generally had a much better possession than their opponents.
In the last 10 games, Londoners have had 55% with Tottenham (2-0 away), 58% and 59% with Arsenal (2-1 and 2-2 respectively).
Manchester United will likely try to play the same score in the away games of Manchester City in the last two months when they tried to close well in defense and hit the counterattack.
Then, in the two straight games this season, Chelsea finished 54% at Old Trafford and 65% at Stamford Bridge.
Bet Tips: Chelsea owns over 54.5%