The big game this weekend is the match between the Blues and Red Devil’s at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are performing very well under their new manager Thomas Tuchel, but face a good test at home against a Man United side that haven’t been defeated away from home this season.
A very tight and competitive 90-minutes is expected, but Man Utd have enjoyed recent trips to Stamford Bridge and will be confident of coming away from this game with at least a point.
One player that have been instrumental to the form of the Red Devils is Portuguese main man Bruno Fernandes.
For a club that has had so many failures with signings and many players failing to live up to expectations, Bruno Fernandes’ performance has brought a sigh of relief to the board of United and has proven to be the best transfer decision that the Red Devils has taken in recent years.
In his first season at Old Trafford, in 2019-20, Fernandes scored total of 12 goals in 22 appearances across all competitions. And this season, he has already scored 22 goals in 38 appearances for Man United.
He is now charged with taking penalties for the team and has been excellent at it. Infact 8 out of 10 times everyone knows Fernandes will score a penalty.
Infact 8 out of his 12 goals last season came from penalties. Even Jose Mourinho threw a jab at Fernandes in 2020 when he remarked how his compatriot was one of the best penalty takers in the world “because he had about 20 to score.”
So how likely is Fernandes to Score vs Chelsea?
For us to understand this, let’s take a look at both teams. We’re expecting a fantastic game of football between this two Champions league-chasing sides.
Man United have been unbeaten away from home this season, While Chelsea have hit a new form and are performing very well under their new manager Thomas Tuchel. The also look a lot tougher to breakdown at the back as we saw against Valencia.
Chelsea Vs Man United – Head to Head Fantasy
Manchester United lead the head-to-head record between these two clubs with 69 wins , 48 draws and 53 defeats from their last 170 encounters with Chelsea in all competitions.
Chelsea have drawn 1 and won 1 of their last two games against United, But the Red Devils have secured four winds from the duo’s last seven meetings in league and cup, including victories in each of their last three tips to Stamford Bridge.
In their last games, Chelsea play out a disappointing 1-1 draw away at Southampton last time out, a game the realky should have won.
Man United on the order hand banked on 3 goals Rashford, James and Fernandes to see off Newcastle at Old Trafford.
Both teams are equally matched
Man United have recorded 4 wins and 2 draws from their last 7 games against Chelsea in all competitions, with the pair playing out a 0-0 draw when the last locked horns in October.
The visitors have also won their last 3 trips to Stamford Bridge and are yet to lose a single game on their travels in the Premiere League this season.
Man United haven’t lose any of their last 7 matches in leagues or cup heading into this game. This games look like draw.
No wonder some bet companies like Betbonanza is offering 3.20 odds for the match to end as a draw.
Bruno Fernandes could score anytime
Fernandes scored from the spot when Chelsea defeated United 3-1 in the FA Cup last season. The Portuguese star has scored 15 goals in the Premier League alone this season, 7 of which have come from the penalty spot.
With 7 goals in his last 8 games in all competitions, Bruno Fernandes is in to perform in front of goals, whether it be penalties, free-kicks or long shots, the Portuguese international is Man Utd’s biggest threat in front of goals this season.
The Match is not a goal fest
Less than 3 goals were produced when this two sides last met, a 0-0 in October 4, of their last 7 encounters have featured fewer than 3 goals. 5 of Chelsea’s last 6 matches have produced less than 3 goals.
2 of United’s last 4 outings have also featured less than 3 goals and that includes their last away game in the Premier League, a 1-1 draw with West Brom.
Bruno Fernandes could Score a Penalty
He is not tagged ‘Penandes” for nothing. Manchester United under Ole have become experts at getting penalties, while Bruno has also emerged as the specialist when it comes to converting from the spot kick.