Man Utd vs Chelsea (Preview)

Manchester United
Barclays Premier League
Old Trafford
Monday, 28 December
1230 Eastern Time
Chelsea

Highlights:

Manchester United

  • United have lost four competitive matches in a row during a single season for the first time since October-November 1961.
  • They have lost three successive league games and are without a win in seven matches in all competitions.
  • Louis van Gaal’s side have averaged just 1.22 goals per game in the league this season, which is their lowest tally in a league campaign since 1989-90 (1.21).
  • They have the division’s best defensive home record, conceding just three goals.
  • Team news:
    • Defender Matteo Darmian could be available following a hamstring injury
    • Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger returns from suspension
    • Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney could be recalled after he was only named as a substitute against Stoke.

Chelsea

  • The Blues have taken just five points from the last 27 available away from home.
  • They are without an away victory in the league since beating West Brom in August.
  • Chelsea have scored just twice in their last four league away matches.
  • Guus Hiddink has won his last three competitive meetings with Louis van Gaal, all with PSV against AZ Alkmaar in 2005-06.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last eight league and cup games against Manchester United (W5, D3).
  • The Blues have won six Premier League games at Old Trafford – more than any other visiting side.
  • Team news:
    • Eden Hazard could return to the starting line-up after making his comeback from the bench on Saturday.
    • Diego Costa will be suspended after collecting five yellow cards.

Head-to-Head:

Last six results

ChelseaCompetitionManchester United
Watford 2-2 draw (h)Premier LeagueStoke City 2-0 lost (a)
Sunderland 3-1 won (h)Premier LeagueNorwich city 2-1 lost (h)
Leicester City 2-1 lost (a)Premier LeagueBournemouth 2-1 lost (a)
FC Porto 2-0 won (h)Champions LeagueWolfsburg 3-2 lost (a)
Bournemouth 1-0 lost (h)Premier LeagueWest Ham 0-0 draw (h)
Tottenham 0-0 draw (a)Premier LeagueLeicester City 1-1 draw (a)

Previous Encounters

DateCompetitionScoreChelsea ScorersMan Utd Scorers
19.01.14Premier League3-1Samuel E’to (17, 45, 49)Hernandez (78)
26.10.14Premier League1-1Van Persie (90)Drogba (53)
18.04.15Premier League1-0Hazard (38)

Odds Projection

Manchester United1.5
Chelsea2
Draw2.2

Most Popular Bets

TeamWinning percentage %Draw
Manchester United36.5925.71
Chelsea37.70

Bet Projection

Manchester United

2.2

Chelsea
Wayne Rooney may start after being left in the bench in the match against Stoke.

Wayne Rooney may start after being left in the bench in the match against Stoke.

Van Gaal (left) had not secured a managerial win against Guus Hiddink (right).

Van Gaal (left) had not secured a managerial win against Guus Hiddink (right).

Eden Hazard, who previously scored a winning goal against United is set to start.

Eden Hazard, who previously scored a winning goal against United is set to start.

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