One of the marquee matchups in The Premier League, defending Champions Chelsea host 2nd place Manchester United in what will be a star-studded battle, even with the continued absence of Paul Pogba.
Chelsea – (2.55)
Manchester United – (3.20)
Draw – (3.10)
Goal Over/Under – 2.5
Over – (2.25)
Under – (1.61)
Both Teams to Score
Yes – (1.95)
No – (1.80)
It seems incredible that Chelsea sees such an odds advantage when you look at both clubs on paper. Manchester United sits with a record of 9-2-1, 5 points behind first-place Manchester City, and has a goal difference of +19 with only 4 goals against. And that’s all without one of the most talented Midfielders in the world, Paul Pogba, who has only seen the pitch in 4 of 10 fixtures this year.
While their success has definitely been a team effort, with a godly defensive effort resulting in the lowest goals against in the League, a lot can be said for the effect Romalu Lukaku has had since jumping from Everton. Since scoring 7 in his first 7 EPL matches (and an extra 2 in Champions League play), Lukaku hasn’t scored in 3 matches and has only been surpassed by the great Harry Kane with 8. Such a goal threat can open up teammates, such as Anthony Martial who has 4, and Marcus Rashford who has 3, or Lukaku can strike himself, resulting in the second-highest goal total of 23.
On the other side of the pitch, Chelsea sits in 4th with a record of 6-1-3 with 18 goals for and 10 goals against. In a four-way tie for 4th, Chelsea sits both 2 games back of second place or one loss from being in 8th. This is partially due to their inability to put away easy wins, such as recently handing last-place Crystal Palace their lone win of the season.
Having Eden Hazard back is nice for Chelsea, notching 1 goal and 1 assist in 4 matches. The hope is he continues to improve, but with the whole of their offense seemingly flowing through Alvaro Morata (6 goals), it spells trouble for a club facing such a defensive powerhouse. Only 4 members of this squad have notched more than 1 goal, and 3 of 4 have only scored 2 goals total.
Chelsea 0 – 2 Manchester United
Chelsea’s back to back wins boosts their odds a little, but dig deeper and you’ll see they simply aren’t on the same level as Manchester United. A club that recently suffered the only blemish on its record, Man. Utd looks to close rank with their cross-town rivals, as well as sending the defending champs down the league table.
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