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Chelsea FC vs Manchester United FC 02/28/2021 Predictions, Soccer Previews and Spread
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Chelsea FC vs Manchester United FC 02/28/2021 – Chelsea plays host to Manchester United in a key English Premier League tussle on Sunday, February 28 at the Stamford Bridge. The Red Devils hope to end their slump while the Blues seek to extend their four-game winning streak and move closer to the top three. Kickoff is set at 11:30 AM ET with Telemundo broadcasting the game live for US viewers while Sky will feature the match for audiences in the UK. Soccer picks and parlays peg Chelsea as the slight favorite in this encounter thanks to the new system being implemented by newly-appointed manager Thomas Tuchel. The team has won four out of five Premier League games with Tuchel managing the squad and hopes to continue it with a win against the slumping Manchester United.
Chelsea FC vs Manchester United FC 02/28/2021
Chelsea (12-6-6, 42 points) has been playing great since Thomas Tuchel took over the managing reins from Frank Lampard. After sharing points with Wolverhampton Wanderers in Tuchel’s first game as manager, the Blues dispatched Burnley, Tottenham, Sheffield United, and Newcastle United and have climbed to fourth place, four points behind Leicester and Manchester United. In its previous outing, Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner scored first-half goals to help the Blues beat the Magpies and register its fourth consecutive victory. Chelsea’s offense is well-balanced to the point that nine players have scored at least two goals. Werner and Giroud are expected to lead the team’s attack while Edouard Mendy is expected to start between the pipes.
Players to Watch: Tammy Abraham (6 goals, 1 assist); Timo Werner (5 goals, 5 assists), Jorginho (5 goals, 1 assist); Kurt Zouma (4 goals); Olivier Giroud (4 goals)
Manchester United FC
Manchester United (13-7-4, 46 points) has been on a slump lately, winning one of their last five games and is just ahead of Leicester by goal difference in second place. In their last outing against West Bromwich Albion, the Red Devils dominated possession, keeping the ball for 73% of the entire 90-minute encounter. However, this overwhelming advantage in terms of possession failed to give United more opportunities to muster their offense as they only managed 10 shots (six on goal). Its defense was also suspect, surrendering seven shots despite giving only 26% of the possession to West Brom.
Against Chelsea, Manchester United must perform well at both ends as it has a formidable lineup led by Bruno Fernandez, who scored 14 goals in 24 games this season. Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani are likewise considered offensive threats, combining for 14 goals as well. As for their defense, goalkeeper David de Gea must hold his ground to upstage the dreaded Chelsea offense that is capable of racking up goals in bunches.
Players to Watch: Bruno Fernandes (14 goals, 9 assists); Marcus Rashford (8 goals, 6 assists); Edinson Cavani (6 goals, 2 assists); Scott McTominay (4 goals, 1 assist); Anthony Martial (4 goals, 3 assists).
Chelsea FC vs Manchester United FC Betting Numbers
Summary: Chelsea looks to resume its winning ways against Manchester United and is favored to extend their run, according to major league soccer picks. The Blues is on point in their past few games under Tuchel and with the way the team is playing, there is a good chance that Manchester United would succumb to Chelsea unless its defense hold firm.
Moneyline: Chelsea has a +100 moneyline while Manchester United offers a +210 ML. A draw merits a +235 moneyline for this tussle.
Prediction: Chelsea will edge Manchester United, 2-1.