Kick-off: 1230, 20/10/2018
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Chelsea vs Man Utd
Manchester United are seven points behind Chelsea in the Premier League table but these teams are closely matched on our Trueform ratings.
The Red Devils will be looking to build on a superb second-half comeback against Newcastle before the international break and are tipped to hold their own at Stamford Bridge.
We’re taking 11/4 for Jose Mourinho to pick up a point at his former stomping ground for our first Chelsea vs Man Utd prediction.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea moved back alongside Manchester City and Liverpool at the summit after claiming a 3-0 triumph at Southampton last time out.
Ross Barkley set up Eden Hazard for the opening goal before netting himself and Alvaro Morata added a third deep into stoppage time.
However, Hazard admitted the Blues may have been flattered by the final scoreline at St Mary’s Stadium.
He said: “The first half was not so easy, they missed big chances and then we have had a bit of luck for our first goal, but we controlled the match in the second half.”
Despite winning nine and drawing two of their last 11 matches in all competitions, Maurizio Sarri still feels his side are title outsiders.
The head coach added: “I think Manchester City and Liverpool are a step in front of us, so we are working to cover the gap.”
Liverpool picked up a point at Stamford Bridge and Arsenal enjoyed some good periods in a narrow 3-2 loss, so we agree that the Blues are not as formidable as the other joint-leaders.
Last Chelsea line-up: Kepa, Rudiger, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Hazard, Giroud, Willian.
Antonio Rudiger is expected to shake off a groin problem, while midfielder Barkley is likely to be fit after suffering a knock playing for England.
However, Ethan Ampadu is out with a knee injury sustained playing for Wales.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle fans taunted Mourinho that he would be “getting sacked in the morning” when they led 2-0 early on at Old Trafford but the United boss had the last laugh.
Juan Mata’s fine 70th-minute free-kick sparked a revival which saw Anthony Martial level and Alexis Sanchez snatch a last-gasp victory.
Mourinho revealed that a half-time team talk inspired the stunning comeback.
He commented: “We didn’t promise that we would win the match. We promised we would give absolutely everything without any fear, without any pressure, just the pressure of giving everything – and of course they gave everything.”
United have put in some lacklustre performances this term, but momentum can be a big thing in sport and they now have the opportunity to kick on and resurrect their season.
Ending a poor record at Stamford Bridge would be another step in the right direction and 13/2 for a very respectable 1-1 draw completes our Chelsea vs Man Utd betting tips.
Last Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Bailly, Smalling, Young, Shaw, Pogba, Matic, McTominay, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial.
United are set to welcome midfielder Ander Herrera back to the squad but have several other doubts.
Diogo Dalot, Marouane Fellaini, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw all picked up problems on international duty, while Jesse Lingard and Marcos Rojo are expected to remain sidelined.
Southampton 0-3 CHELSEA – Eden Hazard, Ross Barkley, Alvaro Morata
MAN UTD 3-2 Newcastle – Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez
Head-to-head: Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-1 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-0 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd, Chelsea 4-0 Man Utd
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