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Man United vs Chelsea - the stats - can cup form be brought to the league?

One of the big fixtures of the season takes place this Saturday and you can have all the facts and figures for the game at your finger tips by reading below...

Chelsea’s last victory at Old Trafford was in May 2013 when Juan Mata’s 87th-minute goal secured all three points for the Blues.

Our six Premier League victories at Old Trafford have come under six different managers; Glenn Hoddle, Ruud Gullit, Claudio Ranieri, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Rafael Benitez.

Our last two wins against Man United came in the FA Cup – the 2018 final and last season’s semi-final.
 

Chelsea v Man Utd is most played fixture in all competitions between top-flight sides in the Premier League era. Saturday will be our 82nd such meeting.

The Blues have won two of our last three away Premier League games against the ‘Big Six’ clubs – wins at Tottenham and Arsenal and defeat to Liverpool.

Manchester United are looking to win three consecutive league games against Chelsea for the first time since September 1965.

Last season Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side secured their first league double over Chelsea since 1987/88, winning 4-0 and 2-0.

They are aiming to keep three consecutive clean sheets against Chelsea in the league for the first time since April 1925.

Man United are unbeaten in the past seven Premier League meetings at home against Chelsea, winning three and drawing four.
 

Biggest league win for each team

Man Utd 6-0 Chelsea, Old Trafford, 26 December 1960
Chelsea 5-0 Man Utd, Stamford Bridge, 3 October 1999

Chelsea’s biggest league win at Old Trafford is 4-0 on 24 August 1968


Last season’s corresponding match

MANCHESTER UNITED 4 CHELSEA 0
Premier League, Old Trafford, 11.08.19, 4.30pm

Manchester United (4-2-3-1) De Gea (c); Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, McTominay; Lingard (Mata 86), Pereira (James 73), Rashford (Greenwood 86); Martial
Unused subs Romero, Young, Matic, Tuanzebe
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Booked Lingard 47, Lindelof 69, Martial 80
Scorers Rashford 18 (pen), 67, Martial 65, James 81

Chelsea (4-2-3-1) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Christensen, Zouma, Emerson; Jorginho (Kante73), Kovacic; Pedro, Mount, Barkley (Pulisic 58); Abraham (Giroud 66)
Unused subs Caballero, Tomori, Alonso, Kenedy
Head coach Frank Lampard
Booked Zouma 36, Jorginho 52, Abraham 57, Kanté 90

Referee Anthony Taylor
Attendance 73,620
 

Chelsea have scored 45 away goals in the Premier League since the start of last season. Only Man City (49) have netted more in the same period.

We have kept one clean sheet on the road since the beginning of last season in the Premier League (21 games), conceding an average two goals per game.

Chelsea will be aiming to start a Premier League season undefeated in our opening three away games for the third time in the past four seasons.
 

Chelsea haven’t won on our last seven trips to Manchester in the Premier League (losing six), since beating Man City 3-1 in December 2016.


Milestones

If selected, Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud will make their 50th starts for Chelsea in all competitions.


Man United stats


Last season

Premier League - third
FA Cup semi-final
League Cup semi-final
Europa League semi-final
Top scorer all competitions: Anthony Martial 23

Last season’s Premier League stats
Most appearances: De Gea 38, Maguire 38, Lindelof 35, Wan-Bissaka 35
Most goals: Martial 17, Rashford 17, Greenwood 10
Most assists: Fernandes 7, Rashford 7, James 6, Martial 6
Most clean sheets: De Gea 13
 

Following their victory in Paris on Tuesday, Man United have won 10 successive away games in all competitions for the first time in their history.

Man United are seeking a league win at Old Trafford for the first time since defeating Bournemouth 5-2 on the 4 July. Since then their home results have been Southampton 2-2, West Ham 1-1, Crystal Palace 1-3 and Tottenham 1-6.
 

The defeat by Tottenham last time out was their first by five goals since Man City won 6-1 at Old Trafford in October 2011.

The last occasion United lost their first three home league games was in 1930/31. They haven’t lost three consecutive league matches at Old Trafford since February 1979.

Manchester United have been awarded 17 penalties in the Premier League since the start of last season, five more than any other side (12 scored, five missed).

Man U have conceded 12 goals in the Premier League this term (four matches). Only Liverpool and West Brom (both 13 in five matches) have conceded more.

Since the start of 2020, no side has gained more points from losing positions than Manchester United (13).

Marcus Rashford has scored four goals in his last three games against Chelsea in all competitions, including a brace last season.
 

Bruno Fernandes has been directly involved in 20 goals in his 18 Premier League appearances (11 goals, nine assists), more than any other player since his debut.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s managerial record against Chelsea

Won 4
Drawn 1
Lost 2


Man Utd’s last Premier League game

Saturday 17 October 2020
Newcastle 1 Man Utd 4
Team (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire (c), Shaw; McTominay, Fred (Pogba 69); Mata (Matic 90+2), Fernandes, James (Van der Beek 76); Rashford
Scorers: Maguire 23, Fernandes 86, Wan-Bissaka 90, Rashford 90+6
Missed penalty: Fernandes 58
Booked: James
 

Man United’s summer moves

In
Edinson Cavani - free agent
Odion Ighalo - Shanghai Shenhua, loan
Facundo Pellistri - Atletico Penarol
Alex Telles - Porto
Donny van de Beek - Ajax

Out
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson - released, now Oldham
Diogo Dalot - AC Milan, loan
Andreas Pereira - Lazio, loan
Alexis Sanchez - Inter Milan
Chris Smalling - Roma
 

Discipline

Anthony Martial is suspended

In the Premier League, five yellow cards received before 19 league fixtures have been played will result in a one-match suspension in the competition.

Premier League bookings list

Man Utd: Bailly 1, Fernandes 1, Fosu-Mensah 1, James 1, Maguire 1, Matic 1, Shaw 1

Chelsea: Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, Chilwell 1, Christensen 1, James 1, Kante 1

 

Referee and VAR

Referee: Martin Atkinson
VAR: Stuart Attwell

Martin Atkinson will referee at Old Trafford for the second time in the Premier League this season in Man United’s third home match. He has been the official for one Chelsea game in the past 11 months which was our defeat at West Ham on 1 July.
 

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