The Premier League returns with a bang this weekend as Chelsea host Manchester United in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.
It has been a contrasting start to the season for these sides, with the Blues winning six of their eight league matches under new manager Maurizio Sarri whilst United are seven points off the top already.
With Chelsea in such good form it is little surprise that SportPesa make them 5/7 (1.71) favourites to take all three points here, but new customers can get a huge 50/1 (51.0) on the same selection. £1 bet, T&Cs apply. Winnings paid in bonuses.
Although many wrote them off this season, the Blues have put their hat firmly in the ring for the Premier League title and currently sit second on goal difference behind Manchester City.
Sarri’s men have already beaten Arsenal at Stamford Bridge this term and were just a spectacular Daniel Sturridge strike away from seeing off Liverpool there as well, so should be able to get the better of a struggling United side.
Indeed, the under-pressure Jose Mourinho has seen his side manage just one win in their last five matches as well as lose three of their last six away games, which does not bode well going to a ground they tend to struggle at.
Chelsea have won this exact fixture seven of the last eight times it has been contested in all competitions, with the Red Devils’ last victory at Stamford Bridge coming almost six years ago.
The uninspiring fashion in which United have started this season, and indeed the way Mourinho generally sets up against ‘big six’ opposition, points to yet another home win.
United failed to score in six away matches last term, the most of any ‘big six’ team, and with Chelsea in such fine form, the 50/1 (51.0) boosted price on Sarri’s men to claim victory is set to prove popular ahead of Saturday.