Paddy Power are offering new customers the chance to back either side at a huge enhanced price when they face off at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in their Premier League clash
Let's pretend the first Premier League meeting this season between these sides didn't happen, shall we? It was drab, it was boring and it was goalless.
Jose Mourinho did not even name a recognised striker in his first XI! There was very little attacking intent from either side and both teams seemed happy to settle for a solitary point before Martin Atkinson had even got the game underway.
Things have changed since August, though, and the race for the Premier League title is in full swing, with Chelsea sitting just two points behind leaders Arsenal, and the Blues are odds-on at 5/6 (1.83) with Paddy Power to win their fifth consecutive Premier League game. In fact, Chelsea have dropped just two points in their 10 league games at home season.
5/6 (1.83) may seem too short for some punters to back but new Paddy Power customers can back the Blues at a massive 4/1 (5.0) to beat United on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, have fared better on their travels in the Premier League than they have at Old Trafford - and who would have seen that coming?
United are deservedly underdogs to shock Chelsea and collect their first victory on the road against a team in the current top six this season. Odds of 4/1 (5.0) might not be attractive to those seeking to back David Moyes's men but Paddy Power are offering new customers the chance to back the Reds at 8/1 (9.0) in this game.
New Paddy Power customers can select either one of these offers when they sign up for an account. Anyone without an account can get one here.
That's not all, though: Paddy Power have covered all the match outcomes with existing customers being able to take advantage of their Money Back Special which will see the Irish bookmaker refund losing first and last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast bets on the match if it ends all square at Stamford Bridge.
Wayne Rooney's warm-weather recovery period has not quite had the desired effect and the absent United man will have to be avoided to score first on Sunday afternoon while, with Robin van Persie still sidelined through injury as well, it could all be down to Danny Welbeck and the England international is 9/1 (10.0) to break the deadlock.
For the hosts, Fernando Torres leads the way at 5/1 (6.0), closely followed by Samuel Eto'o at 11/2 (6.50). The two frontmen have been used in rotation by Jose Mourinho so better value may be sought in more regular starters such as the midfield three of Oscar (8/1), Eden Hazard (7/1) or Willian (9/1), who seem to have become the preferred attacking options by the Blues boss.
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Jim Knight is Betting Editor at Goal and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast