Frank Sinclair has backed Chelsea to take revenge on Manchester United when the bitter rivals clash at Stamford Bridge next week.
United travel to the Blues on Monday for what promises to be a huge game in the race to secure a top four finish and Champions League qualification.
Frank Lampard’s men are three places above United in fourth and six points better off than the fallen giants.
But United can halve the deficit with a win and will go to Stamford Bridge in confident mood following their 4-0 drubbing of the Blues on the opening day of the season.
Sinclair, who made 169 appearances for the Blues and won three major trophies with them, reckons his old club will be too strong for United.
Sinclair, speaking exclusively to GentingBet, said: “Chelsea will win the game against Manchester United.
“I actually take a lot of confidence from the 4-0 defeat in the last league fixture between the two sides.
United hammered Chelsea 4-0 when they met on the opening day of the season
“I certainly thought Chelsea didn’t deserve to be on the back of a 4-0 loss.
“For me, they could have been two or three goals up themselves at half time.
“So I take confidence from that game and if Chelsea play as well as they did and take their chances this time around, I think they will win the game.”
But Sinclair thinks Frank Lampard can take confidence from that defeat
Sinclair also believes the Blues have a much brighter future than United do under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, due to having brighter talent coming through the ranks.
He added: “Frank has done a great job at Chelsea but the comparison to Ole’s situation is a little unfair when you look at Chelsea’s squad compared to United’s.
The former Blues defender believes his old side have a brighter future under Lampard than United do under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer