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Chelsea vs. Manchester Utd Week 9 scoring tips – EPL odds & betting

Chelsea v Man Utd

Chelsea v Man Utd
Things won’t be getting any easier for eighth-placed Manchester United who are scheduled to travel to Stamford Bridge this Saturday to take on Chelsea.

The noon time kickoff will be the first piece of action in the English Premier League following the close of October’s edition of the international break.

Beleaguered and seemingly subdued, with pockets of discussions over his inexorable dismissal taking centre stage in the run up to the match, Jose Mourinho still managed to silence the naysayers; his charges making a remarkable comeback to beat Newcastle United 3-2 at Old Trafford in their last match before the international break.

The Magpies opened up United to take the lead in the seventh minute through winger Kenedy. The Brazilian, on loan from Chelsea, curled an unstoppable shot into the far corner having beaten Ashley Young on a one on one after receiving a pass from Ayoze Perez.

The hosts struggled to stem Newcastle’s attacking tide as they exhibited some alarming pieces of defending; one that had them concede the second goal scored by Yoshinori Muto just three minutes later.

Muto, who was on the receiving end of a long cross lifted into the area, wriggled his way past Young before drilling a low left-footed strike that went beyond the outstretched legs of David De Gea.

It could have easily been more goals to the good for Rafa Benitez’s charges that played the game at one end to an almost embarrassing degree, as they went into the break in cruised control of the match with a comfortable 2-0 lead.

Whereas Manchester United were chaotic at the back and appeared bent out of shape for much of the first half, the match ended up being a game of two halves as the hosts markedly turned the tide after the interval.

Newcastle couldn’t get past the 70th minute without conceding, as Juan Mata- who had come off the bench early in the first half- slimed the deficit with a sublimely hit free kick. The goal changed the dynamic of the game by a country mile, as it not only picked them off the floor but also unleashed an intense onslaught on Martin Dubravka’s goal.

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As it inevitably was, the Red devils restored parity with a sweet sweeping move that would impress those of the French persuasion. Antony Martial, a peripheral figure in the first half, dinked the ball past two defenders and into the path of Paul Pogba who was on the move inside the box. The United midfielder returned the ball with a clever back heel, allowing Martial to tee himself up before executing an emphatic finish in the 76th minute.

The visitor’s, whose chances had long dried up, crumbled under compounding pressure as they were beaten at the death through a header by January signing Alexis Sanchez.

The victory, only the fourth from their first eight matches of the campaign, elevated United to eight on the standings with 13 points; seven points behind Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea who are all level on points at the top.

Chelsea attained their 20th point of the season after blitzing past Southampton with a 3-0 win at St Mary’s before the international break.

Eden Hazard found the opener at the half hour mark having been set up by Ross Barkley who equally scored his own in the 57th minute to double the advantage for the visitors. Alvaro Morata added a third with an exquisite chip in stoppage time to round off a truly dominant away performance for Maurizio Sarri.

The result temporarily moved Chelsea to the summit of the League on 20 points, but the Blues slipped back to third place on goal difference behind Liverpool and leaders Manchester City after the match between both sides ended in a barren draw at Anfield.

Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu suffered a knee injury while on international duty with Wales, although its severity has yet to be determined, whereas midfielder Marco van Ginkel remains sidelined for the Blues with a long term knee injury.

Manchester United have received a huge injury boost ahead of their trip to the Bridge with the return of Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic. The duo were seen heading into Carrington on Tuesday which points to the possibility of being fit enough for selection, seeing as they withdrew from the UEFA Nations League matches for England and Serbia respectively.

Jesse Lingard has also resumed training after missing United’s last two League matches due to a groin injury initially sustained in Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Chelsea vs. Manchester United betting predictions

Chelsea are on a fine run of form as they remain unbeaten in their first eight matches in the Premier League, while Manchester United have conversely lost thrice thus far into the League campaign.

Although the yoke still firmly hangs on Jose Mourinho’s neck on his return to his former side, United could build on the result against Newcastle United; albeit against a side all together different in any way shape or form.

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Either team to win -400 at William Hill Place Bet
Total match goals over 2.5 -117.65 at William Hill Place Bet

Man United vs. Chelsea recent results

Man United 2-1 Chelsea (February 25, 2018)
Willian 32′
Romelu Lukaku 39′
Jesse Lingard 75′

Chelsea 1-0 Man United (November 5, 2017)
Alvaro Morata 55′

Man United 2-0 Chelsea (April 16, 2017)
Marcus Rashford 7′
Ander Herrera 49′

Chelsea 4-0 Man United (October 23, 2016)
Pedro 1′
Gary Cahill 21′
Eden Hazard 62′
N’Golo Kante 70′

Chelsea 1-1 Man United (February 7, 2016)
Diego Costa 90’+1
Jesse Lingard 61′

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