Chelsea have a terrific record in the league against arch rival Manchester United and are generally 2.5 shots to maintain that with a victory against Sir Alex Ferguson’s men this weekend.
United have actually won five of the last six matches in all competitions against AVB’s men, but their last win in the PL against them came 10 years ago.
That’s a telling stat, and despite the fact that the Blues have lost three out of their last seven home games they have every chance of bagging a vital three points and getting things back on track.
The absence of Talismanic striker Didier Droga, who is still away on duty in the Africa Cup of Nations, and Captain John terry who is ruled out with an ankle injury are obvious blows.
But the visitors also have problems of their own, most notably Anders Lindegaard who faces six weeks out with an ankle injury.
That means that David de Gea is set to return in goal, and he has looked vulnerable all season between the sticks.
He lacks any physical presence as well as confidence when coming out for crosses, and if Chelsea can bombarded the box with high balls and pressurise him then it’s odds-on he will make a vital mistake.
Chelsea have plenty of players to capitalise if he does, and i like the look of Lampard and Mata in the first scorer market.
The former can be backed a tasty looking 9 with Boylesports, while the latter is an 11 shot with bet365.
Split stakes on both should hopefully produced us some decent profit.
In what promises to be a really hard fought affair with no quarter given and no love lost, I am hoping that Chelsea can triumph and fancy them to do so 2-1.