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- Chelsea have won each of their last eight away games.
- Manchester United have three defeats in their last four.
- Chelsea have scored at least twice in each of their last seven away from home.
- Timo Werner has four goals in his last five games.
Another tough test for out-of-sorts United
Chelsea head to Manchester United in a Premier League fixture on Thursday evening and they can strengthen their hold on third spot with all three points.
The Blues claimed a 1-0 win over West Ham at the weekend, while United went down 3-1 at Arsenal as their own hopes of claiming a top four finish were all-but extinguished.
Chelsea strong on their travels
Chelsea have been in mixed form of late with three defeats and four wins in their last seven games in all competitions. However, most of their issues have come at home and they are unbeaten in 11 away from Stamford Bridge, including their Club World Cup games at neutral venues – winning each of their last eight.
United looked second best throughout in their defeat at the Emirates as they slipped to a third loss in their last four games. The Old Trafford outfit have just one win in their last six (D1, L4) and that victory came against bottom club Norwich, so a win for the visitors stands out for our main bet.
Routine win for visitors
United have failed to score in three of their last four losses and that pattern may well continue on Thursday. Chelsea have three clean sheets in their last five games so they may well be able to avoid conceding at Old Trafford and a 2-0 win for the visitors has some appeal in the correct score market – as Thomas Tuchel’s men have scored at least twice in each of their last seven away from home.
Finally, an anytime effort from Timo Werner looks a good option for a goalscorer bet. The German managed four goals and two assists in four games prior to the 1-0 win over West Ham last time out and can continue his solid form with a goal against a United defence that is lacking in confidence.
Manchester United predicted lineup: De Gea, Telles, Varane, Lindelof, Dalot, Matic, McTominay, Sancho, Fernandes, Elanga, Ronaldo
Chelsea predicted lineup: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, James, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Werner, Havertz
- Three of Chelsea’s last four Premier League away games have seen them win to nil
- Manchester United have lost five of their last eight matches in all competitions
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