STAR PREVIEW Chelsea v Man U

first_img[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wo matches today and who would have thought that Bournemouth v Arsenal (1.30pm) would have much more interest in terms of the title race than Chelsea v Man U (4pm).But, as the league table shows, that’s exactly where we are at with Leicester the new Premier League favourites after their heroics at the Etihad yesterday where Man City were woeful. And that’s certainly not taking anything away from Leicester who continue to play entertaining football and make the most of their chances.Louis van Gaal will be looking over his shoulder today, not at Chelsea, but at their former boss Jose Mourinho who continues to linger in the shadows.The Portuguese has already been linked with Man U and latest reports are that communications have begun between the two parties. Mourinho has teased the situation further this morning by saying “But for sure, I will be back soon.”In terms of the match – as our ten year stats show – it’s usually close and low scoring apart from a bonkers Capital One match in 2012 that finished 5-4 to Chelsea. Today’s reverse fixture finished 0-0 at Old Trafford in December.Eden Hazard is expected to return to Chelsea’s starting XI but Pedro is doubtful. Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao are injured and recent signings Alexandre Pato and Matt Miazga both lack match fitness.Man U are still without the services of Marcos Rojo, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones and Luke Shaw.Chelsea v Man UtdPremier League16:00 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Dec 2015 PREMIER Man Utd 0-0 ChelseaApr 2015 PREMIER Chelsea 1-0 Man UtdOct 2014 PREMIER Man Utd 1-1 ChelseaJan 2014 PREMIER Chelsea 3-1 Man UtdAug 2013 PREMIER Man Utd 0-0 ChelseaMay 2013 PREMIER Man Utd 0-1 ChelseaApr 2013 FA CUP Chelsea 1-0 Man UtdMar 2013 FA CUP Man Utd 2-2 ChelseaOct 2012 CAPITAL ONE CUP Chelsea 5-4 Man UtdOct 2012 PREMIER Chelsea 2-3 Man UtdChelsea have become draw specialists – their last three Premier League home games have finished all-square and whilst another draw is a tempter I feel with the return of Hazard this could make the difference and am taking Chelsea to grab all three points.This will condemn Manchester United to their worst points tally EVER in the Premier League at this stage of the season. It might just prompt a certain some-ONE to emerge from the shadows.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK CHELSEA for 8 points at around 23/20 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 16.69 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img

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