With the next of a famous fixture to be played this weekend, past meetings with Old Trafford outfit are recalled by club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton…
This fixture has been big box office for 112 years, since the league’s biggest crowd at that stage – 67,000 – watched Division Two promotion hopefuls reach a 1-1 draw on Good Friday 1906.
For decades the result was liable to go against the hosts – Chelsea regularly won in Manchester, while the Red Devils had success at the Bridge. However, in recent years Man United have won only eight of their past 30 Premier League games against the Blues.
It was almost exactly two years ago to the day that Jose Mourinho brought his Red Devils team to face his former club and it proved a far from happy return for Chelsea’s most successful coach.
The Mancunians were dominated from the very first minute to the last with the final score 4-0 in our favour. You can relive this special day for the Blues here.
Goals from John Terry and Eidur Gudjohnsen in the first of head-to-head group games against CSKA Moscow made it three wins in a row in the Champions League leaders on 20 October 2004.
Man United’s sole Premier League win at Stamford Bridge in their past 16 visits came in October 2012 when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge. Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres were sent off in the second half with the score at 2-2. Javier Hernandez bagged the winner with 15 minutes to go against the nine-man Blues.
Last Premier League meeting at Stamford Bridge
CHELSEA 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 0
Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 05.11.17, 4.30pm
Chelsea (3-5-2): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill (c); Zappacosta (Rudiger 65), Fabregas (Drinkwater 78), Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Morata, Hazard (Willian 87)
Unused subs: Caballero, Ampadu, Pedro, Batshuayi.
Head Coach: Antonio Conte
Scorer: Morata 55
Manchester United (3-4-1-2): De Gea; Bailly, Smalling, Jones (Fellaini 62); Valencia (c), Herrera, Matic, Young (Lingard 78); Mkhitaryan (Martial 62); Lukaku, Rashford
Unused subs: Romero, Blind, Darmian, McTominay.
Manager: Jose Mourinho
Booked: Jones, Herrera, Fellaini
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Biggest league win at Stamford Bridge for each team
Chelsea 5-0 Man Utd - 03/10/1999
Chelsea 0-4 Man Utd - 29/11/1947