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Chelsea vs Man United - the stats

The first game of the post-winter-break era requires a wait until Monday, but we begin our preview here with the facts and figures... 


Chelsea vs Man United head to head record

Chelsea have lost one of our last 17 Premier League home games against Manchester United (10 wins, six draws), and are unbeaten in our last six.

Man United’s only Premier League win at Stamford Bridge in their last 17 visits was in October 2012 when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge. Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres were sent off in the second half when the score was 2-2. Javier Hernandez scored the winner with 15 minutes to go against the nine-man Blues.

Manchester United are looking to secure their first league double over Chelsea since 1987/88.


Manchester United have already won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in the Carabao Cup this season – the last team to win away at Chelsea twice in the same season were Liverpool in 2011/12.

United are seeking to secure a third successive win at the Bridge in all competitions for the first time since 1985.
 


Biggest league win for each team

Chelsea 5-0 Man Utd, Stamford Bridge, 1999/00
Man Utd 6-0 Chelsea, Old Trafford, 1960/61

United’s biggest league win at Stamford Bridge 4-0 in 1947/48
 

Last season's corresponding game

CHELSEA 2 MANCHESTER UNITED 2
Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 20.10.18, 12.30pm

Chelsea (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Rüdiger, David Luiz, Alonso; Kanté, Jorginho, Kovacic (Barkley 69); Willian (Pedro 73), Morata (Giroud 78), Hazard.
Unused subs Caballero, Zappacosta, Cahill, Fàbregas.
Head coach Maurizio Sarri
Booked Rudiger 29, Hazard 33
Scorers Rudiger 21, Barkley 90+6

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Young (c), Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Matic, Pogba; Rashford (Sanchez 84), Mata (Herrera 75), Martial (Pereira 83); Lukaku.
Unused subs Romero, Darmian, Bailly, Fred.
Manager Jose Mourinho
Booked Matic 13, Young 25, Mata 66, Sanchez 90+3, Pereira 90+5
Scorers Martial 55, 73

Referee Mike Dean
Attendance 40,721


Chelsea stats

Chelsea have had 186 more shots than we have faced in the Premier League this season (407 to 221). Before the weekend’s games, only Man City (310) have a higher such difference in the competition this term.

Eight of Tammy Abraham’s 13 Premier League goals this season have given Chelsea the lead in a match. No other player’s goals have put their side ahead more often this term.

 

Chelsea have allowed our opponents just 71 shots on target in the Premier League this season – only Liverpool (62) have allowed fewer.

Frank Lampard’s side have won 62.5 per cent (10) of our 16 away games this season in all competitions, losing four.


Premier League scorers

Abraham 13, Mount 5, Pulisic 5, Jorginho 4 (3 pens), Willian 4 (1 pen), Kante 3, Azpilicueta 2, Alonso 1, Batshuayi 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, Kovacic 1, Tomori 1


Milestones

If selected, Kurt Zouma will make his 50th start in the Premier League for Chelsea.

Last time out at Leicester, Antonio Rudiger made his 100th Chelsea appearance and captain Cesar Azpilicueta started for the 350th time for the club in all competitions.

 

Man United stats
 

This season’s Premier League stats

Most starts: De Gea 25, Maguire 25, Lindelof 23
Most goals: Rashford 14, Martial 8, Greenwood 4
Most assists: James 6, Rashford 4, Martial 3, Pereira 3
Most clean sheets: De Gea 5

Manchester United have lost each of their last three Premier League games in London, each time by a 0-2 scoreline (two vs Arsenal, one vs West Ham).

The Red Devils have not lost four consecutive league games in the capital since a run of five between April 1973 and January 1974.

Man United have taken four points from 15 available in the Premier League so far in 2020. Only Crystal Palace (three) have earned fewer.

Manchester United have failed to score in three consecutive league games for the first time since October 2016. They last failed to score in four consecutive league games back in April 1989.

Man Utd have lost five of their last seven away Premier League matches against ‘big six’ teams, winning the other two.

The Red Devils have been awarded nine penalties this term in the Premier League, more than any other club (scored five, missed four).

On his debut against Wolves in United’s last game, Bruno Fernandes had more shots (five), more shots on target (three) and made more passes (88) than any other United player.

Man Utd have won 12 points away this term from a possible 36.

Premier League scorers

Rashford 14 (5 pens), Martial 8, Greenwood 4, James 3, McTominay 3, Lindelof 1, Pereira 1, Williams 1, own goal 1


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's managerial record against Chelsea

Won 3
Drawn 1
Lost 1
 

Man United's last Premier League game

Saturday 1 February
Man Utd 0 Wolves 0
Team 4-2-3-1: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire (c), Shaw; Pereira (Greenwood 72), Fred; Mata (Lingard 88), Fernandes, James (Dalot 88); Martial
Booked: Fernandes, Lindelof, Shaw


Man U's major January transfer moves

IN
Bruno Fernandes - Sporting Lisbon
Odion Ighalo - Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, loan

OUT
Ashley Young - Inter Milan
Marcos Rojo - Estudiantes, loan
 


Discipline

There are no suspensions. Jorginho is one yellow card away from a two-match suspension.

In the Premier League, the deadline for suspension for accumulating five bookings has passed. Players must now avoid accruing 10 cautions before the 32nd game to escape a two-match ban.


Premier League bookings list

Leicester have received the fewest yellow cards in the Premier League this term.

Chelsea:  Jorginho 9, Kovacic 7, Alonso 3, Christensen 3, Emerson 3, Kante 3, Mount 3, Tomori 3, Zouma 3, Abraham 2, Rudiger 2, Willian 2, Hudson-Odoi 1, James 1

Man Utd: Young 5, Fred 4, Lindelof 4, Shaw 4, Wan-Bissaka 4, Williams 4, James 3, Lingard 3, Pereira 3, De Gea 2, Maguire 2, McTominay 2, Rashford 2, Fernandes 1, Martial 1, Mata 1, Matic 1, Rojo 1

Referee and VAR

Referee: Anthony Taylor
VAR: Chis Kananagh

Anthony Taylor is the official for his fourth Blues game this season. He was the referee in the corresponding fixture at Old Trafford on the opening day, and our away games at Watford in November and Tottenham in December.

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