Chelsea v Man United: Massive odds offer!!!!
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Things have changed since August, though, and the race for the Premier League title is in full swing, with Chelsea sitting just two points behind leaders Arsenal, and the Blues are odds-on at 5/6 (1.83) with Paddy to win their fifth consecutive Premier League game.
In fact, Chelsea have dropped just two points in their 10 league games at home season. 5/6 (1.83) may seem too short for some punters to back but new Paddy Power customers can back the Blues at a massive 4/1 (5.0) to beat United on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, have fared better on their travels in the Premier League than they have at Old Trafford – and who would have seen that coming? United are deservedly underdogs to shock Chelsea and collect their first victory on the road against a team in the current top six this season.
Odds of 4/1 (5.0) might not be attractive to those seeking to back David Moyes’s men but Paddy Power are offering new customers the chance to back the Reds at 8/1 (9.0) in this game. New Paddy Power customers can select either one of these offers when they sign up for an account.
That’s not all, though: Paddy Power have covered all the match outcomes with existing customers being able to take advantage of their Money Back Special which will see the Irish bookmaker refund losing first and last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast bets on the match if it ends all square at Stamford Bridge.
Wayne Rooney’s warm-weather recovery period has not quite had the desired effect and the absent United man will have to be avoided to score first on Sunday afternoon while, with Robin van Persie still sidelined through injury as well, it could all be down to Danny Welbeck and the England international is 9/1 (10.0) to break the deadlock.
For the hosts, Fernando Torres leads the way at 5/1 (6.0), closely followed by Samuel Eto’o at 11/2 (6.50). The two frontmen have been used in rotation by Jose Mourinho so better value may be sought in more regular starters such as the midfield three of Oscar (8/1), Eden Hazard (7/1) or Willian (9/1), who seem to have become the preferred attacking options by the Blues boss.
Chelsea and Manchester United will look to gifted forwards Eden Hazard and Adnan Januzaj for a match-winning moment on Sunday.
Both sides have won five of their last six Premier League games and played out a cautious 0-0 draw at Old Trafford when they met in the reverse fixture at the start of the season.
While United’s campaign to retain their league title has since faltered, the Blues currently sit third in the top flight, two points adrift of Arsenal.
Expect another closely fought contest to play out when the two sides meet in west London and Hazard or Januzaj could prove to be the hero. Belgium’s 23-year-old Hazard has bagged three goals in his last four league games for Chelsea and has the ability to turn matches in the favour of Jose Mourinho’s men this term.
Hazard…….has been Chelsea’s standout player, last season he was one of the top five or six players in the league. In the PFA nominations he was right up there for Player of the Year – and if he continues playing the way he is he’ll be there again.
Chelsea, even though they’ve accumulated a lot of points, have been a bit workmanlike at times, even in games they’ve won, but he is the one who gives them something different. He’s a bit of a maverick but we’ve seen him grab games by the scruff of the neck this season.
We’ve seen it against Liverpool, which was one of his best performances for Chelsea, and also against some of the lesser sides, such as Sunderland and Hull. He’s got that little bit of craft and genius.
Januzaj…...this is the 18-year-old Januzaj’s first full season in the United first-team but the boy from Brussels has secured a regular berth in David Moyes’ side. It’s a toss-up between Januzaj and Wayne Rooney as to who has been the best player for United this season but while Rooney has been out for the last few weeks Januzaj has stepped up. Playing for Man United at that age and the pressure that comes with that [is impressive] but he’s not just playing, he’s their best player at the moment.
For a kid to go into a side with that much history and be their best player in a difficult time, to go into a Manchester United team that isn’t free-flowing with high confidence and to still be there wanting the ball – shows the boy’s talent.
Although Januzaj may be used from the bench on Sunday, he and Hazard roam across the front line to combat the crowded midfields both managers are likely to employ.
If Januzaj plays on the left it would be quite a task against a defender such as Branislav Ivanovic, who is very powerful, but as a young player he’s still clever enough to take up good positions, come inside and flip over to the right.
It is a big game for United because, although I think they’re a little bit short for the title, getting into the top four is massive with Spurs, Liverpool and Everton there.
However, I think you’ve just got to favour Chelsea with the form they’re in…..go on get some of that PaddyPower offer!!!!