Continuing to enjoy quite the resurge heading into November, a high-flying Chelsea will look to book their spot in the quarter-finals of this year’s EFL Cup when Manchester United travel to West London on Wednesday night.
Picking up a 4-2 win over Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday, returning icon Frank Lampard now finds his men enjoying a seven-match winning run across all competitions and the former champions have really started to find their feet.
On the flip side, putting in arguably their best display in recent memory and grabbing a 3-1 win away at Norwich over the weekend, Manchester United have now recorded back-to-back victories for just the second time this season.
Although they are still far from at their best, the Reds will take some solace from their most recent meeting against the London outfit.
Opening the 2019/2020 Premier League campaign with a 4-0 win at Old Trafford, you might be interested to know that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men also recorded a 2-0 victory the last time they made the trip to Stamford Bridge. Wednesday’s guests can be found at 14/5 with William Hill to come out on top in midweek.
Chelsea’s purple patch continues
Making a statement out in Holland last week and picking up a 1-0 win away at Champions League semi-finalists Ajax, Chelsea have really started to shine under Frank Lampard.
Winning back-to-back Champions League appearances and enjoying a seven-match winning run, the Blues now have their sights set on securing a piece of silverware this season.
Although there was much speculation surrounding his future at Stamford Bridge despite only joining up over the summer, USA international Christian Pulisic really stole the show at Turf Moor over the weekend.
Leaving Lancashire with the match ball and set to maintain his spot in Lampard’s starting XI on Wednesday, you might be interested to know that the former Borussia Dortmund winger can be found at 12/5 with Bet365 to extend on his tally in midweek.
Although the mood around West London might be the highest it has been since Lampard made the move from Derby over the summer, the former England midfielder will have some growing concerns over his side’s defensive stability.
Shipping two late goals at Turf Moor to put a mild dampener on what was an eye-catching display, Chelsea have recorded just a trio of clean sheets in their 15 matches across all competitions this season.
Wednesday’s hosts can be found at 3/5 with Coral to have their defence breached at some point in midweek.
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Are Manchester United turning a corner?
Despite missing two penalties at Carrow Road over the weekend, Manchester United’s 3-1 win in East Anglia is a result that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping can kick-start their campaign.
Enduring their worst domestic start in over three decades, the former Premier League champions sit down in seventh and have now recorded just a single victory in their last six matches against top-flight opposition.
If United are to make it three out of three and pull off a shock in midweek, then Wednesday’s traveling support will be looking for Anthony Martial to spearhead their charge.
Despite missing one of the spot-kicks over the weekend, the returning winger has found the net in back-to-back appearances and is pencilled in at 13/5 with Ladbrokes to once again find the net against Chelsea.
Sadly for United’s Norwegian icon, the former striker will be unable to once again call upon Paul Pogba on Wednesday night.
Solskjaer has confirmed that the World Cup winner will not be available for the next four weeks and will not make the trip to West London.