This week’s #BVGoldenGoal match featured Chelsea v Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. This is the second time the sides have met in our weekly competition as the two collided in the inaugural Golden Goal contest last year. That match finished 4-0 to Chelsea and meant the prize pool rolled over to the next week – would this have any bearing on this week’s game?

What were people predicting this week?

As we approached kick-off, Romelu Lukaku was the most popular pick with just over 22d scored just one goal on the road against their five biggest rivals last season. With that in mind – Chelsea 1-0 accounted for 11.26{2145621b26fc9aaf9f712205cef9de9b6b89ae8741f566ab7f58c50f0e39ac2a} of predictions and 2-0 represented 7.11{2145621b26fc9aaf9f712205cef9de9b6b89ae8741f566ab7f58c50f0e39ac2a} – would Chelsea v Manchester United have a similar fate?

The Match 

Chelsea started the brighter of the two sides and the ball was in the net after only 7 minutes. Backers of ‘Any Own-Goal’ (1.74{2145621b26fc9aaf9f712205cef9de9b6b89ae8741f566ab7f58c50f0e39ac2a}) would have thought they had struck gold after Phil Jones diverted the ball into the net – only for it to be chopped off due to a foul from Alvaro Morata.

The two sides played out an entertaining first half but despite chances at both ends, we went into the break goal-less.

There were no changes at HT and the home side came flying out the traps. Hazard went within inches of getting the opener after he got on the end of a Fabregas’ cross (54th minute) but it was Morata who broke the deadlock only a minute later, heading in Azpilicueta’s delivery. This meant there were 23 people left in the game with one punter waiting on 2-0 to Chelsea to scoop the whole £25,000.

I dare say that that one player would’ve been out of his seat more than once in the last 25 minutes as Chelsea spurned a number of good chances to make it 2-0. United huffed and puffed but despite some late pressure, it finished 1-0 to the home side.

This meant that 11 players shared £2,272.73 – a tidy profit for just over 90 minutes work!

The next #BVGoldenGoal features Watford v West Ham. It’s a must win for Slavan Bilic as he remains the favourite to be the next manager to leave his post. Watford will need to pick themselves up after letting a two goal lead go away to Everton last week. How will this influence your selection? You can enter here for FREE

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