Jose Mourinho puts his long unbeaten home league run on the line again on Sunday as the Blues host the Red Devils
Chelsea could go 12 points clear of Manchester United on the table if they can claim all three points, but Jose Mourinho knows his opponents remain dangerous, despite languishing seventh on the league table.
In 2014, Chelsea had seen off Southampton, Derby and Hull without conceding a goal and they are strong favourites to beat a United side who began the calendar year with three straight 2-1 defeats. You can back the Blues at 7/10 with Ladbrokes to open a 12-point lead between them and the Red Devils.
David Moyes’ men stopped the rot with a 2-0 home victory over Swansea last weekend, with Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck grabbing the goals at Old Trafford. If the Red Devils can ruin Chelsea’s master plan it would be the best result for Moyes as United boss easily surpassing the crushing victory in Leverkusen. The Manchester giants are chalked at 4/1 to stun the Blues in London.
Manchester United have won all games at the Bridge than Chelsea and the last time they visited the venue, they were successful winning 3-2. Their form may have dipped but games between the two are unpredictable. A repeat of the same score line is worth 40/1 with Ladbrokes.
United and Chelsea sold out a dreary goalless draw back in late August, while last season they met five times - in the league, FA Cup and Capital One Cup. The Blues won three of those games, while United's only success was the 3-2 victory at the Bridge in late October 2012.