Did you know that Manchester United have lost more Premier League fixtures against Chelsea than any other team, being beaten on 16 occasions by the Blues?
It is 5/4 that Chelsea secure a 17th Premier League success this season and this result at Stamford Bridge would extend their unbeaten top-flight sequence against the Red Devils to eight meetings.
In terms of how this match may pan out, it would be no surprise for Jose Mourinho’s men to adopt a similar strategy on the road to that which frustrated Liverpool so clinically in the last round of Premier League fixtures.
Although Chelsea don’t play with the same high-pressing style as Jurgen Klopp’s men, they have enough pace and dribbling threat in the final third to be dangerous on the counter attack.
Drawing their away fixtures with rivals chasing a top-four finish would be considered more than an acceptable result for Man Utd and it is 9/4 that a third league match in succession featuring Mourinho’s team ends honours even. A repeat of the goalless draw with Liverpool can be backed at 8/1.
Those fancying a smash-and-grab victory for the Red Devils can back a Man Utd triumph at 13/5, although it is worth pointing out that the club’s recent record in London is poor. They have only claimed a solitary success in the capital from their last eight visits.
No club has registered more attempts in the box than Antonio Conte’s men this season and in Diego Costa, Chelsea have a striker that will lead the line in a different way to Daniel Sturridge did for Liverpool.
Costa will present more of a physical, all-action threat, he will compete in the air and be a dynamic runner in all directions. Expect him to earn some free kicks in dangerous areas too.
Chelsea have had 46 attempts from set pieces this season, which is the most in the Premier League. One of these could be the difference.
David Luiz has already had seven goal attempts in his four Chelsea league appearances and may represent the best value in terms of scoring.
Luis is 18/1 to score first, while the wincast of the Brazilian bagging in a 1-0 Chelsea success can be backed at 75/1.
Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing