Manchester United v Chelsea tips – Blues could edge tight clash
Chelsea are the value to put the final nail in Louis van Gaal’s coffin
December 28th, 2015
This might have been seen as a key fixture in the Premier League title race a few months ago, although the grim reality for Manchester United and Chelsea fans is that they might not be watching Champions League football next term.
The Red Devils have lost their past four matches which renders their prospects of winning the title remote, while they could face a scrap to get a top four spot and the same definitely applies to Chelsea.
The underachieving sides meet on Monday evening, with Chelsea favoured to edge this encounter, which could be a dour affair.
Guus Hiddink will set up his team to defend stoutly against a team not know for being adventurous from an attacking perspective, with United creating little of note against Stoke on Boxing Day.
Eden Hazard could be recalled to the first team after a late cameo during a 2-2 draw against Watford and the Belgian demonstrated his quality by winning a late penalty which Oscar failed to convert.
While Diego Costa is suspended for this clash, Loic Remy is an able replacement and we’re expecting Chelsea to narrowly overcome their opponents.