Chelsea vs. Manchester United: FA Cup Quarter-Final – Match Preview

Chelsea entertain Manchester United in the fourth and final FA Cup Quarter-Final on Monday evening.

Chelsea opened up a 10 point lead at the top of the Premier League last week, following a 2-1 success away at West Ham United.

Goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa sealed a comfortable win for the runaway leaders.

United were somehow held to a 1-1 draw at home to Bournemouth, with Artur Boruc producing numerous top class saves for the visitors.

They did earn a decent 1-1 draw away to FC Rostov in the first leg of their last 16 Europa League tie.

Enhanced match odds

Chelsea 10/1 or Manchester United 16/1 (in 90 mins) with Betfair*

Chelsea 7/1 or Manchester United 14/1 (in 90 mins) with 888 Sport*

Chelsea to beat Manchester United (in 90 mins): 10/1 with Paddy Power*

Manchester United to beat Chelsea (in 90 mins): 16/1 with Paddy Power*

Form guide: Chelsea W4 D1 L0; Manchester United W3 D2 L0
2016/17 top scorers
Chelsea – Diego Costa 18 goals
Manchester United – Zlatan Ibrahimovic 26 goals

Match history
Chelsea thrashed Manchester United 4-0 in the league meeting between the pair at Stamford Bridge, with Pedro opening the scoring inside of 30 seconds.

United haven’t beaten Chelsea since Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge, a 3-2 success at the Bridge back in 2012.

Last five meetings (All Premier League)
Chelsea 4 Manchester United 0 – 23/10/16
Chelsea 1 Manchester United 1 – 07/02/16
Manchester United 0 Chelsea 0 – 28/12/15
Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0 – 18/04/15
Manchester United 1 Chelsea 1 – 26/10/14

Over 1.5 goals – 4/9 with Betfair

Team news
Nemanja Matic is expected to take the place of Cesc Fabregas in midfield for the hosts.

The Serbian’s inclusion is likely to be the only change from the side that won at the Olympic Stadium.

Top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic is banned for the hosts after he received a retrospective suspension for an elbow on Tyrone Mings last weekend.

United have a striker crisis here, with Wayne Rooney, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial also out along with Ibrahimovic.

Expected starting XI’s
Chelsea (3-4-3): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard
Manchester United (4-3-3): De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Rojo; Carrick, Herrera, Pogba; Mata, Mkhitaryan, Fellaini

Predictions

Result: Chelsea (10/1 with Paddy Power)*

Correct Score: 2-1 (8/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Eden Hazard (9/4 with Betfred)

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