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17/01/2014 17:04, Report by Nathan Thomas
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Preview: Chelsea

match became a tepid affair with little in the way of goalmouth action. The resulting 0-0 draw between the sides was the first since May 2007, when United were clapped onto the pitch at Stamford Bridge having already deposed Chelsea as champions.

Betting: With Chelsea only three points off top spot, it’s somewhat understandable that the bookmakers have them priced favourites at 1.75 with United priced at 4.33 and the draw coming in at 3.70. With Wayne Rooney ruled out, why not bet on Chicharito to get on the score sheet at 4.50? The Mexican has seven goals against the London outfit in 12 appearances; another on Sunday would do nicely.

Did you know? United have not lost away from home in the league since the Manchester derby defeat back in September. The Reds will be keen to take this steely resolve to West London and extend the unbeaten run to eight games.

The manager: Re-instating the "Special One" was always going to go down well at Stamford Bridge and although Jose Mourinho has yet to completely stamp his mark on this current Chelsea set-up, the pieces do seem to be slotting into place. After a few years away that brought trophies and managerial turmoil in equal measure for the Blues, Roman Abramovich will be hoping that the man who sparked his Chelsea revolution will provide some much-needed consistency as Mourinho's team attempt to challenge for the game's top prizes again.

Star man: With ten goals from midfield and a billing from his manager that he could one day become the "best in the world", it is difficult to look beyond Eden Hazard as the main man at the Bridge these days. With flair, craft and a lethal eye for goal, the Belgian is one of the most feared

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