Will Graham Potter be able to outplay Erik ten Haag for a second time? Will Cristiano Ronaldo be in the starting lineup? Will all the team leaders be able to take part in the game – you can find out after watching the Chelsea-Manchester United match.
Chelsea London is in fourth place in the English championship. The blues have scored 19 points in nine games and are eight points behind leading London Arsenal – the Canaries have 27 points under their belt, but the team has played one more match than the Aristocrats.
In the English championship, the Londoners, in general, perform well in the national championship. In nine games the Blues have won six victories. Noteworthy was a draw with a tough Tottenham (2-2). Otherwise, the team took points in those matches in which they were supposed to score, but there were also setbacks, such as defeats to Leeds (0-3) and Southampton (1-2).
The Mancunians are in fifth place in the standings. Ten Haag’s side are in fifth place with 16 points. The team is 11 points behind league leader Arsenal.
As for the league performance, the start of the championship for the Red Devils was unimpressive. In the first round the Mancunians played Brighton and lost 1-2 (by the way, the Seagulls were managed by Graham Potter – the current head coach of Chelsea), then a devastating defeat for MU Brentford (0:4), but then the team produced a four-match winning streak.
Among them, the Red Devils beat Liverpool 2-1 and Arsenal 3-1. Then, ten Haag’s charges lost 3-6 in the derby against Man City. The other two matches (from our sample), ended with four points for the Mancunians – three in the match with Everton (2-1), and a point in the game with Newcastle (0-0).
As far as the odds for the upcoming match are concerned, Chelsea look the favorite. “Under Potter, the Aristocrats have shown consistent soccer and have been scoring points in the league – but let’s keep in mind that in the national championship the Blues only once played a top club (2-2 against Tottenham), the other games Chelsea played with the middles and outsiders of the national championship.
Manchester United have improved their position in the English league, and the team has even won two victories over the top teams – Liverpool and Arsenal. However, the game with Newcastle showed that the Red Devils are still far from their optimal playing tone.
Chelsea London is the favorite: The Blues are better organized, they will play at home and they are sure to finish off the game. We do not expect a lot of goals, probably, the match will end with the victory of the blues with a difference of 1 – 2 goals.