Date & time: Monday, March 13, 7:45 PM GMT
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London)
Head to head record
Chelsea vs Manchester United 4-0 (2016/2017 Premier League)
Chelsea vs Manchester United 1-1 (2015/2016 Premier League)
Manchester United vs Chelsea 0-0 (2015/2016 Premier League)
Chelsea vs Manchester United 1-0 (2014/2015 Premier League)
Manchester United vs Chelsea 1-1 (2014/2015 Premier League)
Chelsea vs Manchester United prediction
A place in the FA Cup quarter-finals will be at stake when Chelsea take on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. The Red Devils have already won the League Cup trophy, but it is well known that Jose Mourinho wants to win everything.
Impressive home record
Chelsea were struggling under Jose Mourinho last season, but the Blues have been producing terrific displays under former Juventus coach Antonio Conte this term. The capital club are leading the chase for the Premier League trophy and, on the other hand, they set up a meeting with Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Antonio Conte’s team have defeated the likes of Peterborough, Brentford and Wolverhampton, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Monday’s football match against Jose Mourinho’s troops. However, the fact that Chelsea are on a twelve-game winning run at their Stamford Bridge in all competitions is giving home fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Man Utd. Diego Costa is enjoying a very successful season, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. It has to be noted that the Blues are eyeing their eighth FA Cup trophy.
Coach Antonio Conte has a full squad to choose from and he is likely to field the best possible side against Manchester United. The Italian tactician is likely to stick to the 3-4-3 formation.
No Ibra, no party?
Manchester United did remarkably well to win their 12th FA Cup title last season and they are on a quest to defend the trophy. By beating the likes of Reading, Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers the Red Devils booked their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, but they face an uphill task in Monday’s clash against Chelsea. The bad news for Manchester United fans is that key attacker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will have to serve his ban against Antonio Conte’s team and I believe that he will be sorely missed in the Stamford Bridge showdown. In his absence, all eyes will be on summer signing Paul Pogba, who is definitely capable of making life difficult for the opposition defenders. It is well known that Chelsea crushed Manchester United in the Premier League earlier this term and, no doubt, Jose Mourinho’s charges are desperate to get their revenge on the capital club.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is banned, but coach Jose Mourinho has no other selection worries ahead of the trip to London as Bastian Schweinsteiger has overcome his injury. Marcus Rashford is likely to be recalled to the starting XI.
- Manchester United are on a ten-game unbeaten run in all competitions
- Chelsea scored 4+ goals in each of their last three home games in FA Cup
- Blues are on a ten-game winning run at home in EPL
- Under 2.5 goals were scored in four of last five meetings between the two teams
- Red Devils recorded their last win at Stamford Bridge back in 2012
Chelsea vs Manchester United betting pick
Chelsea are brimming with confidence ahead of the FA Cup showdown against Manchester United and seeing that the Red Devils head into the game without top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, I am tempted to put my money on the Blues, who have been producing splendid displays at their Stamford Bridge this season.
Pick: Chelsea to win