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PMB: Manchester United v Chelsea- the numbers


Our build-up to this Sunday's match at Old Trafford continues with a selection of facts and figures from club statistician Paul Dutton…

 

Chelsea in Numbers
 

The Blues are seeking to maintain our unbeaten record in all competitions this season outside of London.

Our current run outside of the capital city (since we lost at Sunderland on 7 May) is 15 games.

Antonio Conte’s side need 15 points from a possible 21 to become Premier League champions and seven points to secure Champions League qualification for 2017/18.

Chelsea’s current total of 75 points this season was sufficient for Manchester United to win the league back in 1996/97.

The Blues are 36 points better off compared with results against the equivalent opposition last season.

Antonio Conte’s side have scored the opening goal more times than any other Premier League team this season (25). We have won 21, drawn three and lost one when we have done so.

Chelsea have not kept a clean sheet in the Premier League for nine matches.

Antonio Conte has used the fewest number of players (21) in the Premier League this season.

 

Past six games


Premier League scorers

Diego Costa 17, Hazard 14 (2 pens), Pedro 7, Willian 6, Alonso 5, Cahill 4, Fabregas 4, Moses 3, Batshuayi 1, David Luiz 1, Kante 1, own goals 2



Chelsea’s next three games 


League games since

An away win: 0

An away draw: 3

An away defeat: 6

MILESTONES

Chelsea and Manchester United lock horns for the 50th time in the Premier League. The 49 games so far are compiled of 17 wins, 19 draws and 13 defeats.

Diego Costa’s next goal will be his 50th in the Premier League.

Kurt Zouma’s next start will be his 50th for the Blues.



 

MAN UNITED IN NUMBERS

 

Formed 1878 (as Newton Heath Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway FC)

 

Major trophies

20 League championships, last in 2013

12 FA Cups, last in 2016

4 League Cups, last in 2010

21 FA Charity/Community Shields (incl 4 shared), last in 2016

3 European Cups, last in 2008

1 European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1991

1 UEFA Super Cup in 1991

1 Intercontinental Cup in 1999

1 FIFA Club World Cup in 2008

 

Jose Mourinho’s side are unbeaten in the Premier League for 21 games (11 wins, 10 draws). Their last defeat was against Chelsea on 23 October. It is their best league run without defeat since a 29-match spell between April 2010 and February 2011.

Man Utd have drawn five of their past six league matches at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have won 27 points from a possible 48 at Old Trafford this term. They have won six against Southampton, Leicester, Tottenham, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Watford, drawn nine with Stoke, Burnley, Arsenal, West Ham, Liverpool, Hull, Bournemouth, West Brom and Everton and lost one to Man City.

2016/17 is the first time United have drawn nine home league games in a season since 1980/81 (11 draws).

Man United have lost one of their last 37 home matches in all competitions, the 1-2 league defeat by Man City last September.

Only Tottenham (22) have conceded fewer league goals this season than Man Utd (24).

At Old Trafford, a total of 32 goals have been scored in 16 Premier League games this term. Only Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium (29 from 15 games) has hosted fewer.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been involved in 18 goals in his past 17 Premier League appearances (13 goals, five assists).

Manager Jose Mourinho

Days in charge: 324

Played: 51

Won: 31

Drawn: 13

Lost: 7


MAN UNITED'S PAST 10 YEAR LEAGUE HISTORY

 

Past six games



Premier League scorers

Ibrahimovic 17 (2 pens), Mata 6, Mkhitaryan 4, Pogba 4, Rashford 4, Martial 3, Rooney 2, Blind 1, Fellaini 1, Lingard 1, Rojo 1, Smalling 1, Valencia 1.

 

League games since

A home win: 2

A home draw: 0

A home defeat: 14

 

Last Premier League match 

MAN UNITED'S MAJOR 2017 TRANSFERS


In

None

 

Out

Memphis Depay              Lyon

Morgan Schneiderlin      Everton

Bastian Schweinsteiger  Chicago Fire

 

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE 

Bobby Madley is the official for his first Chelsea game in 2017. His three Blues games this term were all in the first half of the season, against Leicester away in the League Cup and the home games against Everton and Stoke. 

 

OTHERWISE ENGAGED

There are no suspensions.

 

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