This fixture has produced four straight draws, with a grand total of four goals across those matches.
Chelsea haven’t won a home league match against Manchester United since 2017, and they failed to score away to Brentford in midweek. Graham Potter’s team did extend their clean sheet streak, however.
United added another major coup in the week, winning 2-0 at home to Tottenham.
Erik ten Hag’s side have now beaten three of the other big six teams, and there looks to be a resolution to the Cristiano Ronaldo mess, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner no longer training with the first team.
Total Goals: Under 2.5
There has been under 2.5 goals in the last four meetings between these sides. While neither of the managers are particularly cautious, they will be well aware a defeat would be a major setback. A draw isn’t a bad result for either side.
Chelsea are on an impressive clean sheet run, with Kepa Arrizabalaga in spectacular form between the sticks. Manchester United haven’t conceded since they faced Everton on 9th October. This has the makings of another 1-1 or 0-0.
Most Corners: Chelsea
Chelsea average six corners per match, with only Liverpool and Newcastle recording more.
No team gets fewer corners than Manchester United. The Red Devils, on average, concede 1.3 more corners than they get per match. Chelsea are awarded 1.4 more than they concede.
The Blues have had an overwhelming corner advantage in the last two meetings, too.
To Be Shown A Card: Casemiro
Casemiro has two yellow cards in just three Premier League starts. Chelsea’s fluidity among their attacking players creates overloads, which will leave Casemiro outnumbered. This is a challenge for the Brazilian, with a lot of different players drifting into his area of the pitch.
Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling, the duo most likely to start behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, are both adept at drawing fouls and will carry the ball at the United defence.
Averaging 2.8 fouls per 90 in the Premier League, Casemiro is a definite booking candidate for this one.
All odds are subject to change