Manchester United vs Chelsea Preview

April 15, 2017
By: Deke Hardman

Sunday’s Premier League action concludes at Old Trafford where Manchester United face leaders Chelsea.

The hosts are unbeaten in their last twenty-one league games, with their last defeat coming at Stamford Bridge back in October, when they were thumped by four goals to nil.

They go into this game on the back of Thursday evening’s Europa League tie with Anderlecht, when a late Leander Dendoncker strike denied Jose Mourinho’s men of victory.

David De Gea could return for the Red Devils having missed out in Belgium with a hip injury while Ashley Young and captain Wayne Rooney are both back in training and could be involved in some capacity.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is favourite to get the first goal of the game at a price of 5.0 (4/1) while Marcus Rashford can be backed at 7.5 (13/2) with most firms.

The home win is priced at 2.88 (15/8) with Bet 365, with the visitors available at the same price with Betfred. The draw is a 3.25 (9/4) chance with Betfair.

The Blues beat Bournemouth last time out to remain seven points clear at the top of the table last weekend though that deficit could be reduced as second-place Tottenham Hotspur host the Cherries in Saturday’s early kick-off.

Antonio Conte has a fully-fit squad at his disposal so could name an unchanged sidewith Willian and Cesc Fabregas among those pushing for recalls.

Diego Costa can be backed at 4.5 (9/2) to open the scoring, with Eden Hazard a 7.5 (13/2) shot with Bet 365.

The two sides met in the quarter finals of the FA Cup just a month ago, with N’Golo Kante getting the only goal of the game in a result that stretches Chelsea’s unbeaten run against United to twelve games.

Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge the last time Manchester United beat Chelsea, with Javier Hernandez scoring the winner in a five goal thriller.

If you fancy goals this time around, Betfair offer a price of 9.5 (17/2) for there to be five or more in the game while the same firm offer even money for both teams to score.

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