BETTING & MATCH PREDICTION
On Sunday afternoon, Chelsea will look to maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League table, as the Blues welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel’s team head into this clash three points clear of reigning English champions Manchester City, who currently occupy second place in the table. A 3-0 win at Leicester last time out in the English top-flight means that the Blues are unbeaten in six league outings, having recorded five wins in the run.
The win at the King Power Stadium also saw Chelsea keep their fourth clean sheet in their last five league matches.
Unsurprisingly, Chelsea have a strong recent home record in the Premier League, winning five of their previous seven league matches at Stamford Bridge.
United are a club in turmoil after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last weekend. The Norwegian’s former assistant coach Michael Carrick is in temporary charge of the team, as the Red Devils look to make a more long-term appointment.
A 4-1 hammering at Watford on Saturday was the final straw for the United hierarchy. The defeat means that United have won just one of their previous seven Premier League games. The men from Manchester have also lost five of their last seven matches in the English top-flight.
United have been inconsistent on their travels in the Premier League, winning three of their last six away games in the English top-flight, while losing two of their last three away matches.
Chelsea look set to be without Mateo Kovacic through injury. Striker Romelu Lukaku has returned to training after injury and could feature against his old employers. However, Kai Havertz is a fitness doubt after picking up an injury in the win at Leicester.
Manchester United are without the suspended Harry Maguire, while Luke Shaw, Mason Greenwood, Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane and Edinson Cavani could all miss out due to injury.
Chelsea have been highly impressive in recent weeks and it is difficult to see anything other than a comfortable home victory.
PREDICTION – HOME WIN
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LONG TERM TRENDS
In the 2020/21 Premier League, Chelsea’s overall BTTS YES rate was 42%. That went up to 47% in Chelsea’s away games. Over 2.5 goals happened in 45% of games involving Chelsea.
|Unbeaten in their last 7 league matches|
|Scored in their last 7 league matches|
|30+ Total Booking points in their last 6 home league matches|
|40+ Total Booking points in their last 6 home league matches|
|opponents have received 20+ Booking Points in their last 6 home league matches|
|Unbeaten in their last 6 away league matches|
|Scored in their last 6 away league matches|