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Lampard and Chelsea to topple United

ESPN staff
August 24, 2013

Manchester United and Chelsea have spent the majority of the transfer window trading blows off the pitch, but in only the second Premier League game of the season Jose Mourinho takes his side to Old Trafford on Monday night.

Mourinho has made it no secret in his desire to secure the services of Wayne Rooney, while David Moyes has experienced his own stumbling blocks in attracting new blood to Manchester.

However, both watched their respective teams run out an impressive showing on the opening weekend of the season. Now, transfer talk will have to take a seat in the stands as the league champions and challengers go head-to-head in the first heavyweight clash this campaign.

Chelsea have won twice in the last four seasons at Old Trafford and are a good price at 2/1 with bet365, but an anytime scorecast of Frank Lampard to score and Chelsea to win 2-1 looks a tantalising proposition at 25/1.

Failing that, Robin van Persie scored a brace in Swansea last weekend and a wincast of the Dutchman to score first and the match to end a draw returns 16/1 - a price that looks far too big considering it is still such an early stage in the season.

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