Premier League Preview: Manchester United vs. Chelsea

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Updated: October 22, 2014
Chelsea-week 9

Match Date: 26 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: Old Trafford

 

Contrary to what is expected, the football betting favorite, Manchester United failed to clinch three (3) solid points out of their match against West Bromwich Albion. After a not so impressive performance, the Red Devils’ next challenge is to get the upper-hand against the current league leader, Chelsea.

 

The contenders

Manchester United

The combined efforts of Maroane Fellaini and Daley Blind prevented Manchester United from a massive dip into the Premier League table. The club struggled to catch up with West Brom, until Blind was able to score the equalizer on the 87th minute.
Due to the said draw, the Red Devils dropped out of the top 5 again.

 

Chelsea

Just recently, Chelsea proved that it can nail massive wins even without their stellar striker, Diego Costa. An Eden Hazard inspired victory propelled Chelsea to the summit when they slapped six (6) points against Maribor in their Champions League face-off.

 

Back in the domestic league, the club also dominated the match against Crystal Palace, which enabled them to have a 5-point lead against their closest title rival, Manchester City.

 

Possible head turners

Hazard, alongside with Cesc Fabregas and Oscar could readily  dictate the match’s tempo against Manchester United. As for the Red Devils, they can always count on the reliable Angel di Maria to steal the show. Joining him in their quest to dominate is Juan Mata and Robin van Persie.

 

Prediction

Manchester United 1-3 Chelsea

 

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