Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to mark his return to Stamford Bridge by scoring his 800th career goal as Manchester United take on Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon for a tantalizing Premier League clash with Chelsea.
It’s been an almost flawless start to the season for Chelsea. Fresh from their Champions League success last season, the Blues have taken an early lead in the Premier League table. They’ve been the full package on all fronts, having scored an impressive 30 goals while conceding just four times in 12 games.
As for Manchester United, Michael Carrick takes charge for what may be his last game as caretaker boss. Ralf Rangnick is expected to replace him in the upcoming week as interim manager until the season is over. Buoyed by the news, the ninth-placed visitors aim to get their campaign back on track and make a positive first impression on their new boss.
Facts and figures for Chelsea vs Manchester United in Premier League.
- Chelsea unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row;
- Chelsea unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Chelsea has won in the last 5 of 6 matches;
- Chelsea scored in the last 16 of 18 matches.
- Manchester United has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Manchester United conceded in the last 15 of 17 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Manchester United’s last 3 of 5 matches;
- Manchester United scored the last 8 matches in a row when playing away.
Current form — Chelsea v. Manchester United
The Blues in a nice flow
Chelsea will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Thomas Tuchel’s side look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment. They started off drawing 1-1 with Burnley, before downing first Leicester by 3-0, then Juventus in a 4-0 win.
The Red Devils finally end miserable run
Manchester United go into this encounter on the back of a miserable form in previous games. Michael Carrick’s side suffered a couple of disappointments in their last 3 matches as they were run over by Manchester City in a 0-2 defeat. Watford also proved too hard to handle as they won 4-1, before they were able to strike back last time out in a 0-2 win against Villarreal.
The bookies view Chelsea as the firm favorites against Manchester United on Sunday. A home win pays out at 1.60 on Betfair, while ComeOn! is offering odds of 4.30 for a draw and an away win is priced at 6.10 on Unibet.
Chelsea v. Manchester United — fixture history
Betting on the draw would have earned you a sound profit the last time these teams locked horns at Stamford Bridge. The pair split the points in a 0-0 match, where no one managed to get the upper hand.
Chelsea head into their upcoming match against Manchester United with a 20% winning record in recent Premier League meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 2-4-4 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 40%. Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 4 times in their past 10 meetings. Both teams found the back of the net 3 times in those 10 matches.
Current table in the Premier League
Primary goal getter
Reece James has been the most prolific scorer for Chelsea recently. Surely, the Blues are relying on him to once again shine in their upcoming match.
Meanwhile, Manchester United will be looking to Cristiano Ronaldo in the hope that he can come to the rescue once again in a clash that they cannot afford to lose any points in.
If the Portuguese ace finds the back of the net, he’ll have taken his career tally to 800 goals.
Marcus Rashford could be another tempting goalscorer option. The England international normally fares well against Chelsea, having managed five goals and five assists in 13 appearances against the Premier League leaders.