The English Premier League is well and truly the biggest football league in the world with many successful clubs going head to head with each other for the coveted title. This year’s title seems destined to be lifted by Liverpool who have gained a 22-point lead over second placed Manchester City.
With the title somewhat decided, the race for the top four is still on. All the big clubs would be looking to finish in the top four of the table and thereby qualify for the UEFA Champions League. The next round of fixtures provides some exciting match ups. Betting enthusiasts can access the latest odds and win massive wagers by indulging in the English Premier League football betting with Betway. Now you can benefit from such online portals by staying in touch with the latest happenings in the English Premier League right from your home. Chelsea would be favourites to win the match as they host Manchester United on their home ground, Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea FC vs Manchester United
Probably one of the most heated rivalries of the last two decades, this fixture guarantees high quality, intense football from the first whistle to the last. The players and fans are fueled by the rivalry and history shared by the two teams and it results for an electrifying atmosphere. This season both the teams are looking for a place in the top four and both the teams stand in each other ways. Both the teams have had a mixed season so far and would be looking to gain advantage over the other by getting all three points. An exciting fixture list is set to thrill us the coming week with all the other teams wanting to gain points after the mid-season break. The match is scheduled to be played on 17th February under the floodlights in London at Chelsea’s home ground, Stamford Bridge. Chelsea would be looking to take revenge as they lost 4-0 in their first game of the season at Old Trafford.
Chelsea’s poor home form
Chelsea would look to extend their lead on Manchester United by beating them but their poor home form this season might have an influence on the result. The young Chelsea side under Frank Lampard has impressed everybody with their exciting style of play, however their inability to break teams down and finish off the game at Stamford Bridge has got their fans and manager concerned. Chelsea have found it difficult to win at home this season but have found joy on the road both in the Champions League and the Premier League.
Manchester United’s poor away form
Manchester United have struggled away from home this season and would be looking to impress their fans with a victory at Stamford Bridge. The red devils have had a disappointing season so far but they have impressed against the top 6 teams and would be hoping to take inspiration from their wins against Chelsea in the Premier League and League Cup, earlier in the season.