Tip Manchester United – Chelsea
Manchester United welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford for this crucial match in the Premier League. The home team are in sixth position with 54 points while the visitors are in third position with 65 points. Manchester United are enduring one of their worst ever seasons and have lost three of their last four league matches. This poor run of results has seen them fall six points behind Arsenal who occupy the fourth spot plus have a game in hand. United must resign themselves to the fact that they will not play Champions League football next season. They are unbeaten in their last eight home matches against Chelsea winning three and drawing five while keeping five clean sheets during this run. Following a run of four defeats in eight matches at Old Trafford, United are now seven matches unbeaten at home , winning four and drawing three.
Chelsea bounced back from their 4-2 home loss to Arsenal by beating another London rival West Ham 1-0 in their last match. Chelsea seem to have secured their Champions League spot as they are five points ahead of fourth placed Arsenal and seven points clear of the fifth placed team. They have lost three times in their last thirteen matches and have not had a drawn match during this time. Chelsea have an amazing away record as they have won their last nine away matches across all competitions and are unbeaten in their last ten on the road. Their record of eight matches without a win against United is their third longest winless streak against any one opponent after going 19 matches without a win against Arsenal between 1995 and 2005 and 12 matches against Blackburn Rovers.
Key points Manchester United – Chelsea
Manchester United last three matches have produced 17 goals.
They have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last four home matches.
United have only lost once in their last 11 home matches.
In five of Chelsea’s last seven matches there have been over 2.5 goals.
They have scored at least two goals in their last seven away matches.
ConclusionMANCHESTER UNITED – CHELSEA
Manchester United have the slimmest of chances to quality for the Champions League but their more realistic hope for this season should be to secure their Europa League qualification. They are just five points ahead of eighth placed Wolves who have a game in hand. Chelsea have the best possible opportunity to break their win drought against United as they are in woeful form. We are backing the Chelsea to win this match.