October 19, 2021 Latest Football News

Man Utd vs Chelsea (Preview)

Barclays Premier League

Old Trafford
Monday, 28 December
1230 Eastern Time

Highlights:

Manchester United

  • United have lost four competitive matches in a row during a single season for the first time since October-November 1961.
  • They have lost three successive league games and are without a win in seven matches in all competitions.
  • Louis van Gaal’s side have averaged just 1.22 goals per game in the league this season, which is their lowest tally in a league campaign since 1989-90 (1.21).
  • They have the division’s best defensive home record, conceding just three goals.
  • Team news:
    • Defender Matteo Darmian could be available following a hamstring injury
    • Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger returns from suspension
    • Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney could be recalled after he was only named as a substitute against Stoke.

Chelsea

  • The Blues have taken just five points from the last 27 available away from home.
  • They are without an away victory in the league since beating West Brom in August.
  • Chelsea have scored just twice in their last four league away matches.
  • Guus Hiddink has won his last three competitive meetings with Louis van Gaal, all with PSV against AZ Alkmaar in 2005-06.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last eight league and cup games against Manchester United (W5, D3).
  • The Blues have won six Premier League games at Old Trafford – more than any other visiting side.
  • Team news:
    • Eden Hazard could return to the starting line-up after making his comeback from the bench on Saturday.
    • Diego Costa will be suspended after collecting five yellow cards.

Head-to-Head:

Last six results

Competition
Watford 2-2 draw (h) Premier League Stoke City 2-0 lost (a)
Sunderland 3-1 won (h) Premier League Norwich city 2-1 lost (h)
Leicester City 2-1 lost (a) Premier League Bournemouth 2-1 lost (a)
FC Porto 2-0 won (h) Liga Champions Wolfsburg 3-2 lost (a)
Bournemouth 1-0 lost (h) Premier League West Ham 0-0 draw (h)
Tottenham 0-0 draw (a) Premier League Leicester City 1-1 draw (a)

Previous Encounters

Date Competition Score Chelsea Scorers Man Utd Scorers
19.01.14 Premier League 3-1 Samuel E’to (17, 45, 49) Hernandez (78)
26.10.14 Premier League 1-1 Van Persie (90) Drogba (53)
18.04.15 Premier League 1-0 Hazard (38)

Odds Projection

Manchester United 1.5
Chelsea 2
Draw 2.2

Most Popular Bets

Team Winning percentage % Draw
Manchester United 36.59 25.71
Chelsea 37.70

Bet Projection

Wayne Rooney may start after being left in the bench in the match against Stoke.

Van Gaal (left) had not secured a managerial win against Guus Hiddink (right).

Eden Hazard, who previously scored a winning goal against United is set to start.

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