On the back of two very damaging losses, Manchester United will look to get back to winning ways when they host Chelsea at the Old Trafford on Friday, April 29 for their matchday 35 clash in the Premier League 2021-22. The match kicks off at 12:15 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Manchester United vs Chelsea Premier League 2021-22 standings
Currently sixth on the EPL 2021-22 table with 54 points from 34 matches, Manchester United are six points off the top four and their chances of qualifying for next season’s UEFA Champions League are more or less over.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are comfortably placed third with 65 points from 32 games. A title challenge, however, isn’t on the cards for the Londoners as the top two, Manchester City and Liverpool, are on 80 and 79 points already but the Blues are more or less certain to finish in the top four this season.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Premier League 2021-22 odds
- Dafabet: Manchester United 3.25, Chelsea 2.26, Draw 3.55
- Bet365: Manchester United 3.25, Chelsea 2.15, Draw 3.50
- 10Cric: Manchester United 3.20, Chelsea 2.23, Draw 3.46
- Parimatch: Manchester United 3.30, Chelsea 2.21, Draw 3.60
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Manchester United vs Chelsea head-to-head
Manchester United and Chelsea have locked horns 190 times in the past with the Red Devils having won 81 of these fixtures. The Blues have 55 wins to their name while the remaining 54 have been draws.
In the Premier League era, however, Chelsea hold the distinction of being the only English team with a positive head-to-head record against Man Utd. The Blues have won 18 and lost 17 in 59 EPL clashes.
The London side, though, are winless in their last eight EPL meetings against Man Utd. Their last win was a 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge in November 2017.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Premier League 2021-22 top picks and players to watch
Manchester United: Having suffered five losses in their past eight matches across competitions, the Manchester United team will be looking for some sort of inspiration from within the squad and star striker Cristiano Ronaldo is the likeliest candidate to deliver. The Portuguese maestro has been United’s top scorer this season with 22 goals and the Red Devils will definitely need a spark of magic from their talisman if they are to get anything out of Friday’s match.
Chelsea: Veteran defender Thiago Silva has been central to Thomas Tuchel’s plans this season and the Brazilian will be instrumental yet again for the Blues if they are to break their Premier League win drought against Manchester United on Friday. Not only has Silva been a rock in Chelsea’s defence this season but his ability to distribute pin-point forward-looking passes have been crucial in Chelsea’s offensive build ups.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Premier League 2021-22 prediction
With new manager Erik ten Hag set to take over from interim manager Ralf Rangnick next season, Manchester United players will be eager to impress the incoming boss with a solid performance against Chelsea but very little has gone right for the Reds in the past month. With the entire team struggling for form, the odds will be tilted in Chelsea’s favour despite their poor Premier League record against Man Utd in recent years.