What result is the big Chelsea v Manchester United fixture at Stamford Bridge going to yield on Sunday in the Premier League?
This is the headline fixture of the entire weekend in the English top flight and the anticipation has been heightened because of Jose Mourinho going back to the Bridge as an opposing manager. This actually isn’t the first time he’s been there as an opposing manager, he took Inter Milan there in the UEFA Champions League back in 2010 and he knocked the Blues out of the competition on that occasion.
Bookmaker Ladbrokes have a big betting offer running for the match up and it could be some fantastic coverage as well given the recent run of results between the two sides. Three of the last four games between these two in the Premier League have ended in a draw and four of the last six have done so, looking back a little bit further. So there has been a lot of parity between the two recently and there probably isn’t going to be too much to choose between them on the day either. There have been just five goals in her last four meetings between these two giants.
Chelsea are narrow favourites on home soil for the fixture and they go into the game with a two point advantage over the Red Devils, so there is a huge three points up for grabs in the game. Chelsea are carrying the better form of the two with back to back top flight wins going into the fixture, whereas Manchester United have only taken the one win in their last five games in the top flight. Chelsea have Diego Costa firing on all cylinders with seven goals in eight league games so far this term. Meanwhile Zlatan Ibrahimovic has gone off the boil for Manchester United.
But then Manchester United showed that they can dig in there as they were set up to shut down Liverpool’s powerful attack on their visit to Anfield last weekend. The point that they earned in a 0-0 draw there, even though they were hanging on at the end, was a decent point against a free-scoring side and it suggests that they may have enough to close down and limit Chelsea’s attack. So in the battle of Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho at the Bridge on Sunday? Who will win out? Will the points be shared?
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