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Chelsea Aiming to Extend Five-Game Unbeaten Streak at Expense of Man Utd

Chelsea vs Manchester United - 04/04/2024

Chelsea Aiming to Extend Five-Game Unbeaten Streak at Expense of Man Utd
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Mauricio Pochettino’s men will go in search of another positive result when they entertain the Red Devils at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.

Having avoided defeat in each of their last five Premier League games, Chelsea find themselves 11th in the table – eight points shy of sixth-placed Manchester United.

Read on to find out what Forebet’s predictive analytics model forecasts for Thursday’s clash. First, let’s go over all the key stats, trends and analysis.

Chelsea were held to a 2-2 draw by Burnley on Saturday, despite playing the entirety of the second half against 10 men following Lorenz Assignon’s red card.

The Blues racked up 70% possession and 33 shots, with Cole Palmer bagging a brace. However, they threw away the lead on two occasions.

Still, that result extended Chelsea’s unbeaten run to five matches in the Premier League, with only two defeats coming in their previous 10 encounters.

It is also worth noting that Pochettino’s side have won five of their last seven home league games, suffering a solitary defeat in the process.

Manchester United were also held to a draw by lower-league opposition last time out, as they played out a 1-1 stalemate with Brentford.

Mason Mount appeared to have handed the Red Devils all three points in the 96th minute, but Kristoffer Ajer equalised in the 99th minute.

Although Erik ten Hag’s men have won five of their last eight Premier League matches, they have remained unpredictable in recent times, especially on their travels.

Indeed, Man Utd have recorded three wins, two draws and four losses in their previous nine away league outings, underlining their struggles on the road.

Head-to-head: Believe it or not, Chelsea have failed to win any of their last 12 Premier League meetings with Manchester United, although seven draws have come in that time.

Plus, the Red Devils have only won twice at Stamford Bridge since 2012, so the Blues will be confident of picking up another positive result on Thursday.

Team news: Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia, Reece James, Carney Chukwuemeka, Christopher Nkunku, Levi Colwill, Robert Sanchez and Malo Gusto are all injured for Chelsea.

Man Utd also have multiple injury absentees, with Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Anthony Martial, Raphael Varane, Jonny Evans and Victor Lindelof on the sidelines.

While the Red Devils have been wildly unpredictable on the road of late, Chelsea have remained consistent on home soil.

Accordingly, Forebet’s algorithm predicts that Chelsea will score over 2.5 goals on their way to defeating Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Home team
Away team
Probability %
1X2
Pred
Correct score
Avg. goals
Weather conditions
Coef.
Score
Live
coef.
EPL
353432
1
3 - 1
3.15
13°
1.95
1.95 4.00 3.50 no no no
FT
4 - 3(2 - 2)
-
- - -

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Premier League
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L +/-
1
Manchester City 73 32 22 7 3 44
2
Arsenal 71 32 22 5 5 49
3
Liverpool 71 32 21 8 3 41
4
Aston Villa 63 33 19 6 8 19
5
Tottenham 60 32 18 6 8 16
6
Newcastle United 50 32 15 5 12 17
7
Manchester United 50 32 15 5 12 -1
8
West Ham 48 33 13 9 11 -6
9
Chelsea 47 31 13 8 10 9
10
Brighton 44 32 11 11 10 2
11
Wolverhampton 43 32 12 7 13 -5
12
Fulham 42 33 12 6 15 -2
13
Bournemouth 42 32 11 9 12 -10
14
Crystal Palace 33 32 8 9 15 -17
15
Brentford 32 33 8 8 17 -11
16
Everton 27 32 9 8 15 -16
17
Nottingham Forest 26 33 7 9 17 -16
18
Luton Town 25 33 6 7 20 -24
19
Burnley 20 33 4 8 21 -35
20
Sheffield United 16 32 3 7 22 -54

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