Manchester United are poised and ready to do battle with another top-four contender Chelsea following their statement win against Tottenham at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Fred and Bruno Fernandes settled the scores for United in that midweek fixture as Erik ten Hag and his players get set to resume their Premier League charge at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon (5.30pm).
United have already beaten Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham since the Dutchman took over this summer. Here is what two high-profile pundits think will happen in west London at the weekend.
In his latest BBC Sport column, Chris Sutton said: “It’s a good thing for Manchester United that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be involved after throwing his toys out of the pram. So fair play to Erik ten Hag for banishing him, because you cannot have a player behaving like that.
“But I’m still really not sure what to expect from United. They were poor against Newcastle, then excellent against Tottenham.”
Their past four meetings with Chelsea have all ended in draws but, this time, I think there will be a winner and I’m going with Potter to get it.”
Score prediction: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United.
When asked for his Paddy Power tips, Mark Lawrenson said : “United won comfortably against Spurs and Chelsea drew at Brentford. I think Graham Potter’s slowly starting to get his feet under the table, he’s slowly learning what his best team is and he’s given everybody a go. It’s a very happy camp, so I’ll go for a home win.”
Score prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United.