A dispirited Manchester United side will host Chelsea in the rescheduled matchday 37 of the Premier League 2021-22 season at Old Trafford in the early hours of Friday, April 29. The match will start at 12:15 AM.
Manchester United welcomed Raphael Varane in their recent trip to Arsenal and hope midfielder Fred receives the green signal ahead of Friday’s encounter. On the flip side, the likes of Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Luke Shaw remain sidelined due to injuries.
For Chelsea, Ben Chilwell and Mateo Kovacic are certain to miss, but they do expect Andreas Christensen to return after missing out against West Ham United.
Manchester United vs Chelsea odds for Premier League 2021-22
Manchester United: 3.15
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Manchester United vs Chelsea recent form
Between March to the date of writing, Manchester United have won just two of their last eight games across all competitions. This includes wins over Tottenham and Norwich. Considering their last five outings, the team has conceded 11 goals and on the contrary, scored just five.
Chelsea, on the other hand, are coming on the back of a 1-0 win over West Ham. Before that, the team lost out to Arsenal at home by 2-4. Unlike Manchester United, Chelsea have won four of their last five matches across all competitions.
Manchester United: L, L, W, L, D
Chelsea: W, L, W, W, W
Manchester United vs Chelsea head-to-head
During the Premier League era (since 1992) Manchester United and Chelsea have played a total of 59 matches, with the latter holding a slight advantage after having won 18 matches. Manchester United, on the other hand, have won 17 matches while as many as 24 games have been drawn.
Interestingly enough, each of Manchester United’s last three meetings against Chelsea have been drawn. This includes their first meeting of the ongoing season which ended in a 1-1 draw. Before that, the teams played consecutive 0-0 draws in February 2021 and October 2020.
Manchester United vs Chelsea prediction and tips for Premier League 2021-22
While Chelsea haven’t beaten Manchester United at Old Trafford since 2013, all that could change considering the form the Red Devils are in. For them, goals have been far and few between. Bring United’s vulnerable defence into the picture and it’s a recipe for disaster.
It’s no secret as to why they will be the second favourites on Friday.
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