Both clubs have enjoyed two weeks off thanks to the new winter break but return to action in west London with Chelsea now holding just a single point lead in fourth place to the rest of the chasing pack.
United have dropped to ninth, with many of their rivals winning, and Wright feels their lack of firepower in the absence of Marcus Rashford could prove costly at Stamford Bridge.
After picking Chelsea to win 2-1, he explained on the Kelly & Wrighty Show: ‘I fancy Chelsea to win that one for some reason, I don’t know what it is.
‘Maybe it’s because I don’t know the forward players of Man United. Is Odion Ighalo going to come in and score? Hopefully he does but if not you just feel that Chelsea might be able to get this one over the line.’