Thomas Tuchel will be aiming to extend his strong start to life as Chelsea manager when Manchester United visit Stamford Bridge in Sunday’s Premier League clash.
The former Paris Saint-Germain manager has overseen six wins and no defeats in eight matches at the helm so far, most recently masterminding an impressive 1-0 Champions League away win over Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Latest Odds
Without a win in six league games against this opposition, his side can be backed at 23/20 (2.15) with bet365 to extend that run with a big win here.
The Red Devils have gone 19 league away matches without defeat and are available at 12/5 (3.40) to pull off a fourth consecutive victory at this ground.
Four of the guests’ last six league games on the road have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 12/5 (3.40) available on them settling for a single point once again in this one.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Team News
Thiago Silva will face a late fitness test after missing the last five matches due to a muscle injury picked up in the 1-0 win over Tottenham.
Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek, Edinson Cavani and Daniel James are all doubtful, while Paul Pogba remains sidelined with a thigh injury along with Phil Jones who has been out for over a year.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Preview
After conceding at least once in nine of their last 12 matches under Frank Lampard, the Blues have noticeably tightened up since Tuchel arrived in west London - keeping a clean sheet in six out of eight fixtures.
However, the German’s more patient, possession-based approach has also seen a downturn in goalmouth action at the other end of the pitch, where they have struck just 10 goals in their eight games and never scored more than two in one match.
Another low-scoring encounter looks likely on Sunday considering opposite number Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tendency to keep things tight in big matches, overseeing four 0-0 draws and one 1-0 defeat in his last five league games against Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea themselves.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Tips and Predictions
With United having conceded just twice and scored only four times in their last five league games on the road, odds of 10/11 (1.91) seem generous on them helping to ensure under 2.5 goals at Stamford Bridge.
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