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Chelsea – Manchester United: Charlie Nicholas prediction

Sky Sports football expert Charlie Nicholas has made a prediction for the upcoming Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United. Pundit believes Frank Lampard’s side will beat Red Devils 2-1.

Nicholas wrote: “The race for the top four is fascinating. Can Chelsea make it? Again, they are a side who are quite awkward at home.”

“Tammy Abraham had a few niggles before the winter break, while Mason Mount was left out for the game against Arsenal and these things can start to take a strain. Willian has been class but went cold for a few games, so the break may have come just at the right time for them so that they can get back to the basics.

“Manchester United will have got some of their players fit during the break. They were excellent when they went to Manchester City twice, but they are showing no consistency. This is why people are still backing, and hoping for, Mauricio Pochettino to come in.

“I do think Chelsea will have enough, but they will need to focus on getting their style right and doing the basics effectively.”

Chelsea

Place in PL table – 4

Previous match – Leicester City – Chelsea 2-2

Manchester United

Place in PL table – 8

Previous match – Manchester United – Wolverhampton 0-0

Source – Sky Sports

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