Chelsea will be looking to strengthen their chances of a top-four finish this weekend as they travel to champions Manchester United on Sunday.
Their record at Old Trafford in recent years doesn’t make for good reading, though, having been defeated in four of their last five trips in the league.
It’s the home side that head into this match as 23/20 favourites to secure a league double over their visitors, with the draw at 5/2 and an away win 21/10.
United emerged 3-2 winners in an entertaining fixture at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season that also saw red cards for both Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres.
Before placing any bets on the match, here are some stats to cast your eye over:
2: Chelsea are averaging exactly two goals per Premier League match this term. It is 27/10 for Benitez’s side to score twice at Old Trafford.
5: Recent meetings between the two clubs haven’t lacked entertainment, with five of the last six encounters in all competitions involving four or more goals. Over 3.5 goals this weekend can be backed at 7/4.
7: United forward Javier Hernandez has scored more goals against the Blues than any other club. The Mexican forward has bagged seven goals in 11 appearances and is priced at 19/10 to score at any time.
15: The Reds have made a habit of falling behind in matches this season, conceding the first goal in 15 of their league fixtures. Chelsea are 7/5 to open proceedings.
16: Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have found the net in both halves in 16 of their league matches this campaign. The Reds are 2/1 to repeat that this weekend.