Crunch Premier League clash as Chelsea host Manchester United
A win for Manchester United at Stamford Bridge will make the run-in for the title race very interesting, and are 3/1 to emerge with three points.
What makes this match so interesting is that the visitors travel to Stamford Bridge in the form of their life at this stage of the season, having beaten fierce rivals Manchester City 4-2 last time out.
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Four different scorers highlights United’s ability to get goals from all over the field, though it could well be one man who makes the difference.
Captain Wayne Rooney was praised by teammates for his motivational speech prior to kick off in the derby and odds of 2/1 for him to score anytime against the Blues are great value.
With Diego Costa injured, goals for the Blues may be hard to come by, with United’s defence starting to gel and goalkeeper David de Gea proving to be one of the players of their season so far.
However, Didier Drogba is tried and tested against United. Remember this United fans?
The Ivorian centre forward is 7/4 in the anytime market, and is still a threat from set-pieces, however with Marouane Fellaini on top form, combating any Blues’ dead-ball danger may just work in the Red Devils’ favour.
Should Loic Remy feature, the French forward is 6/1 to break the deadlock having never scored against the west London outfit.
Louis van Gaal’s faith in the Belgian midfielder has been repaid in abundance with the former Everton man being a key component to the club’s resurgence. Having netted last time out, he is well-priced at 4/1 in the anytime market.
Juan Mata; another signing from last term has also flourished for the team. His fantastic brace and man-of-the-match performance at Anfield won United the match, and he followed this up against Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
The apparent big-game player, is a tempting 5/1 shot to net anytime against the team who dispensed so willingly of his services last season.
Jose Mourinho’s side though, are first for a reason. Despite Costa being out, they have players who are more than capable of finding goals, none more so than Cesc Fabregas who grabbed the winner against QPR last time out, and the Spaniard who United tracked last summer is 7/2 to net anytime.
More Belgian influence on the match may come in the form of Eden Hazard, who has arguably had his best season while at Chelsea, scoring 17 times in 45 appearances across all competitions this term and is 15/8 to dispatch anytime.