Yes, it is normally a "good game" for Chelsea when Martin Atkinson is the man in the middle, here is a list of the last 16 Blues games in which the Leeds based referee has been in charge .......
BLACKBURN ROVERS 2011-01-15 H PREM W 2 0
FULHAM 2010-11-10 H PREM W 1 0
STOKE CITY 2010-08-28 H PREM W 2 0
WIGAN ATHLETIC 2010-05-09 H PREM W 8 0
STOKE CITY 2010-03-07 H FAC W 2 0
MANCHESTER UNITED 2009-11-08 H PREM W 1 0
LIVERPOOL 2009-10-04 H PREM W 2 0
ARSENAL 2009-04-18 N FAC W 2 1
SUNDERLAND 2008-11-01 H PREM W 5 0
STOKE CITY 2008-09-27 A PREM W 2 0
EVERTON 2008-04-17 A PREM W 1 0
LIVERPOOL 2007-12-19 H LC W 2 0
FULHAM 2007-09-29 H PREM D 0 0
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2007-03-19 A FAC W 2 1
WIGAN ATHLETIC 2007-01-13 H PREM W 4 0
SHEFFIELD UNITED 2006-10-28 A PREM W 2 0
Twelve straight wins with a 30-1 goal difference and only two conceded in sixteen starts.
One of those was a previous Chelsea-United game at Stamford Bridge, when the home side won courtesy of a late John Terry winner, however, key match decisions were made by Atkinson, when according to the BBC ..... "Twice Chelsea got the better of close early refereeing decisions, firstly when Anderson set Rooney through on goal only for the striker to be harshly ruled offside and then when Terry escaped punishment for an apparent tug on Valencia's shirt in the box ".
Regardless of the result tonight, it always pays to take a look at the man making the big decisions.
Good luck with your bets in what looks a very interesting midweek programme.