Wembley awaits, and we continue our build-up to this weekend's FA Cup semi-final with a look at some facts and figures...
Chelsea vs Man United head to head
Man United are seeking a fourth successive victory against the Blues for the first time since 2011. They are unbeaten against us in six games, since we prevailed in the 2018 FA Cup final when Eden Hazard scored the winner.
Since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003, Chelsea and Man Utd have won more major trophies than any other English clubs - Chelsea 16, Man Utd 14.
Chelsea and Man Utd meet in the FA Cup for the fourth successive year.
This will be the fourth game against Man United this season, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side winning both Premier League encounters as well as the fourth round Carabao Cup tie at Stamford Bridge.
The only other season we have come across each other in both domestic cup competitions was in 2012/13. Chelsea progressed in both.
Last meeting in the FA Cup
CHELSEA 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 2
Fifth round, Stamford Bridge, 18.02.19, 7.30pm
Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c) (Zappacosta 82), Rudiger, David Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic (Barkley 71); Pedro (Willian 58), Higuain, Hazard
Unused subs Caballero, Christensen, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud.
Head coach Maurizio Sarri
Booked Rudiger 60, Kante 64
Manchester United (4-3-1-2) Romero; Young (c), Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Mata (Pereira 75); Rashford (McTominay 90+3), Lukaku (Sanchez 73)
Unused subs De Gea, Bailly, Dalot, Fred
Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Booked Matic 14, Young 21
Scorers Herrera 31, Pogba 45
Referee Kevin Friend
Biggest away or neutral ground win for each team
Man Utd 0-4 Chelsea 1968/69 (Div One)
Chelsea 0-4 Man Utd 1947/48 (Div One), 1993/94 (FA Cup final)
Chelsea are playing our 25th game at the new Wembley Stadium since it opened in 2007.
We have reached the FA Cup semi-final for the 10th time in 19 seasons, more than any other club in that period.
Frank Lampard’s side are seeking to reach the FA Cup final for the 14th occasion.
The Blues have won seven of our previous eight FA Cup semi-finals played at Wembley, against Luton Town (with Kerry Dixon in the Luton side) in 1994, Newcastle in 2000, Arsenal in 2009, Aston Villa in 2010, Tottenham twice in 2012 and 2017 and Southampton in 2018. Our only defeat came in 2013 against Manchester City.
This will be the 11th occasion we have played against a team in both domestic cup competitions in the same season.
1969/70 Leeds (won, won)
1971/72 Bolton (won, won)
1977/78 Liverpool (lost, won)
1984/85 Millwall (won, lost)
1990/91 Oxford (won, lost)
2001/02 Tottenham (lost, won)
2004/05 Newcastle (won, lost)
2006/07 Blackburn (won, won)
2011/12 Liverpool (lost, won)
2012/13 Man Utd (won, won)
Chelsea have won 12 (including one on penalties) of our last 13 FA Cup ties, losing just to Man Utd in 2019.
Chelsea’s season in the FA Cup
R3 Nottingham Forest (h) W 2-0
R4 Hull (a) W 2-1
R5 Liverpool (h) W 2-0
QF Leicester (a) W 1-0
FA Cup scorers
Barkley 3, Batshuayi 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, Tomori 1, Willian 1.
Frank Lampard’s side have won nine and lost two of our last 12 domestic league and cup games.
Olivier Giroud has scored five goals in his last six starts for the Blues.
Norwich was Frank Lampard’s 50th match as head coach of the Blues. He has a 54 per cent win rate.
In the same game, Cesar Azpilicueta played his 382nd game and became our outright second-highest overseas appearance maker behind Petr Cech (494).
Man United stats
Best seasons in the FA Cup
Winners: 1909, 1948, 1963, 1977, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2016
Runners-up: 1957, 1958, 1976, 1979, 1995, 2005, 2007, 2018
Man United have reached the FA Cup semi-final for the third time in the last nine years.
Since 1970 (when they lost to Leeds), Manchester United have progressed in 15 of their 17 FA Cup semi-finals. Their two defeats were in 2010/11 against Man City and 2008/09 to Everton.
Solskjaer’s side have only conceded one goal in this season’s FA Cup.
Man Utd’s season in the FA Cup so far
R3 Wolves (a) D 0-0, (h) W 1-0
R4 Tranmere (a) W 6-0
R5 Derby (a) W 3-0
QF Norwich (a) W 2-1
FA Cup scorers
Ighalo 3, Maguire 2, Dalot 1, Greenwood 1 (pen), Jones 1, Lingard 1, Martial 1, Mata 1, Shaw 1
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s managerial record against Chelsea
Man United's last FA Cup line-up
Quarter-final, Saturday 27 June
Norwich 1 Man Utd 2 (after extra-time)
4-2-3-1 Romero; Dalot (Williams 62), Bailly (Martial 96), Maguire (c), Shaw; McTominay (Matic 78), Fred (Pogba 78); Mata (Greenwood 63), Fernandes, Lingard (Rashford 63); Ighalo
Scorers: Ighalo 51, Maguire 118
There are no suspensions
Yellow cards only count in the competition they are received. In the FA Cup, two yellow cards will result in a one-match suspension. The cut-off point is the quarter-finals, so no player can miss the final through cumulative yellows.
FA Cup bookings list
Man Utd: Bailly 1, Fernandes 1, Fred 1, Jones 1, Maguire 1, Shaw 1, Williams 1, Young 1
Chelsea: James 1, Kovacic 1, Zouma 1
Referee and VAR
Referee: Mike Dean
VAR: Michael Oliver
Mike Dean was the referee for our FA Cup quarter-final at Leicester. His only other Chelsea match in 2019/20 was in November in our 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.