After Spurs’ win over Bournemouth on Saturday, Chelsea need maximum points at Old Trafford today to restore their seven-point cushion and they should be able to get them.
Manchester United are unbeaten in six games, with their most recent defeat coming at Chelsea in the FA Cup, but despite that run they have not looked that impressive.
United have drawn their last two home games, against West Brom and Everton, and Antonio Conte’s men will provide a much sterner test.
Jose Mourinho was scathing in his assessment of United’s wasteful attackers against Anderlecht in the Europa League draw in midweek and their chances of breaking through the Blues’ mean defence will be few and far between.
Chelsea haven’t won at Old Trafford since 2013 but they haven’t lost during that time either, with each of the last three meetings between the two in Manchester ending in draws.
At Stamford Bridge, the Blues have already beaten Mourinho’s men twice this season and they can make it three in a row today.
Chelsea are 7/4 in the standard match betting market but we can do a bit better in this one. Despite United’s struggles in attack in Belgium, they do carry a huge goal threat in Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the visitors haven’t kept a clean sheet in four so the 17/4 on an away win with both teams to score looks a great price and is my top bet for this massive Premier League fixture.
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