Chelsea v Man Utd Odds : 4/1 on Chesea to beat Manchester United attracts attention

Latest Chelsea v Man Utd odds, plus team news and match preview as Paddy Power enhance the price on the Chelsea win from 4/5 to 4/1 (KO 16:00 Sun).

Chelsea welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge on Sunday looking to keep pace at the top.

The Blues have been in fine form in recent weeks winning their last five matches and going unbeaten in their last six league clashes.

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They face a United side that bounced back from defeats to Spurs (league) and Swansea (FA Cup) with a win over the Swans (2-0) last weekend.

Chelsea have not conceded a goal to United in any of their last three meetings while the out of favour Juan Mata will hope to start after scoring the last three times he has done so against the Red Devils.

Despite their poor start to 2014 and inconsistent season Chelsea manager is expecting a tough encounter telling reporters “Man United are Man United. Eleven points is a big gap but I believe they’ll push all the way.

“We play against the champions. We play Manchester United, not a team 11 points behind the leaders.

“I’ve played many big matches and this is what my experience tells me. A team that appears to be in the most difficulty can be the most dangerous.”

Despite their recent blanks against the London outfit, should United find the net then the chances are it could come from one of Javier Hernandez or Danny Welbeck. Mexican star Hernandez has scored 6 goals in 9 games in the Blues, while in form Welbeck meanwhile has scored 6 goals in his last 6 Premier League games.

The Blues have been impressive at home this season, dropping just two points. They have already beaten Manchester City and Liverpool at home and won 16 and draw three of their last 19 home games.

However United, despite their recent woes, have proved stronger on the road than at Old Trafford and have won five and drawn two of their last 7 away games.

New signing Nemanja Matic, who joined in a £21 million deal from Benfica, has been added to the squad but boss Jose Mourinho has said he will not start.

Frank Lampard is likely to be in the squad after recovering from a recent calf injury however Branislav Ivanovic has only resumed training and won’t feature.

Chelsea will be without Ryan Bertrand after they allowed the left back move to Villa on loan for the rest of the season while long-term absentee Marco Van Ginkel is also out.

Likewise United are likely to be without a departed player with Brazilian midfielder Anderson on the brink of a move to Fiorentina.

Adnan Januzaj is set to continue up front with Robin Van Persie out and Wayne Rooney a major doubt. Left back Patrice Evra is also out along with Ashley Young (shoulder), Nani (hamtstring) and Marouane Fellaini (wrist) while Jonny Evans (back), Rio Ferdinand (knee) and Phil Jones (knee) all face late fitness tests.

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