Sunday’s big fixture sees second placed Manchester United visit Thomas Tuchel’s in form Chelsea.
Both sides are looking to bolster the Champions League places so the three points up for grabs here could prove to be vital.
United have enjoyed their visits to Stamford Bridge of late but the Londoners are a changed team under their new German coach and arguably have the strongest squad in the league.
Could the visitors be in for a tough afternoon?
Read on for our Chelsea vs Manchester United predictions and tips…
Chelsea vs Manchester United Predictions
Despite a disappointing draw at Southampton last time out, it is hard to dispute that Thomas Tuchel has transformed his Chelsea team since taking over from Frank Lampard just over a month ago.
This Sunday he welcomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United in a game that could prove to be critical to both sides’ Premier League top four aspirations.
By the time of the kick off, Manchester City’s winning streak could read played 20, won 20 and they could well be 13 points clear at the top of second paced United.
If we count the title race as run, then the real drama at this end of the table looks likely to be the race for Champions League qualification, in which this pair are sure to feature strongly.
Just six points separate these two with United ahead at the moment so a win here will half the deficit for Chelsea who this week produced a fine 1-0 Champions League win at Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea have won six and drawn one of their last seven matches in all competitions and have to be considered the favourites for this match, a fixture that seldom disappoints.
While United are unbeaten this month, they have produced a number of frustrating draws and you would have to think that they would settle for the same here maintaining the points difference.
Solskjaer has a habit of holding his team back against the bigger sides and they have a fine record on the road so Chelsea will need to be at their best.
I think the occasion will ensure that they are and a home victory is on the cards.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Betting Tips
- Chelsea 2-0 Manchester United – 41/4
- Bruno Fernandes to score – 6/1
- Chelsea 2-0 and a half time draw – 25/1
Chelsea vs Manchester United Head to Head
Chelsea have drawn one and won one of their last two games against United, but the Red Devils have won their last three trips to Stamford Bridge.
- Chelsea wins: 18
- Draws: 22
- Manchester Utd wins: 17
- Last meeting: Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea (24/10/2020)
- Chelsea Premier League form guide: W-W-W-W-D
- Manchester United Premier League form guide: D-W-D-D-W
Chelsea Team News
Brazilian defender Thiago Silva remains Thomas Tuchel’s biggest injury concern due to a thigh injury.
Manchester United Team News
Unfortunately for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he has more fitness worries than his Chelsea counterpart.
Paul Pogba’s thigh injury has not recovered in time to allow him to feature, while Phil Jones remains unavailable with a knee injury. Hannibal Mejbri’s shoulder will keep him on the side lines along with Juan Mata.
Daniel James limped off in midweek and will need to pass a late fitness test, but the gaffer will be hoping Edinson Cavani, Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay can all return.
When: Sunday 28th February at 16:30 (Sky Sports)