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Chelsea vs Man United - the stats

The weekend's big match takes place at the Bridge on Sunday and as the excitement builds, we have plenty of pre-match information with which to arm yourselves...

Chelsea vs Man United head to head

Chelsea have won one of our past eight meetings with Man Utd in all competitions. Our last two wins against them were both at Wembley in the FA Cup – the semi-final in 2020 and final in 2018.

Man United are hoping to secure a fourth successive win at the Bridge in all competitions for the first time.

Manchester United are unbeaten in their past six Premier League matches against Chelsea (three wins, three draws).

Chelsea last prevailed at home against the Red Devils in November 2017 in the Premier League when Alvaro Morata scored the only goal in the 55th minute.

Chelsea and Man United played out a goalless draw in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in October. United are aiming to keep four consecutive clean sheets against Chelsea in the league for the first time since April 1925.

Biggest league win for each team

Chelsea 5-0 Man Utd, Stamford Bridge, 1999/00
Man Utd 6-0 Chelsea, Old Trafford, 1960/61
Man United’s biggest league win at Stamford Bridge is 4-0 in 1947/48

Last season’s corresponding match

Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 17.02.20, 8pm

Chelsea (4-3-3): Caballero; James, Christensen (Zouma h/t), Rudiger, Azpilicueta (c); Kante (Mount 12), Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Batshuayi (Giroud 68), Pedro
Unused subs Arrizabalaga, Tomori, Alonso, Barkleyi
Booked Willian 35, Rudiger 47, Zouma 59, Pedro 64
Head coach Frank Lampard

Manchester United (3-4-1-2): De Gea; Bailly, Maguire (c), Shaw; Wan-Bissaka, Matic, Fred, Williams; Fernandes (Dalot 90+1); James (Pereira 79), Martial (Ighalo 90+1)
Unused subs Romero, Jones, Mata, Greenwood
Booked Fred 59, Williams 75, Wan-Bissaka 78
Scorers Martial 45, Maguire 66
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Referee Anthony Taylor
Attendance 40,504

Chelsea stats

Chelsea are fifth with 43 points from 25 games, six points behind second placed Man Utd and two behind West Ham in fourth.

Chelsea have the fourth-best home league record this season behind Man City, West Ham and Liverpool, winning 22 points from 12 games.

Since Thomas Tuchel's first game in charge of Chelsea on 27 January, we have allowed our opponents just 1.7 shots on target per Premier League game on average (10 faced in 6 matches) - the lowest ratio of any side in the competition in this time.

The Blues are looking to keep four consecutive home clean sheets in the Premier League for the first time since January 2018 under Antonio Conte.

Chelsea have only lost two home games in all competitions in the last 24, winning 16 of them. Our two defeats in that time were to Liverpool (0-2) and Man City (1-3).

Chelsea Premier League scorers

Abraham 6, Jorginho 5 (5 pens), Werner 5, Giroud 4, Mount 4 (1 pen), Zouma 4, Chilwell 2, Hudson-Odoi 2, Thiago Silva 2, Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, Havertz 1, James 1, Pulisic 1, Ziyech 1, own-goals 1.


N’Golo Kante made his 200th appearance for the club against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. He is the 25th overseas player to reach that milestone for Chelsea.

Top appearances by overseas players
Cech 494, Azpilicueta 409, Drogba 381, Ivanovic 377, Mikel 372, Hazard 352, Willian 339, Zola 312, Gudjohnsen 263, Essien 256, Kalou 254, Ramires 251, David Luiz 248, Malouda 229, Gallas 225, Desailly 222, Ferreira 217, Makelele 217, Cudicini 216, Carvalho 210, Petrescu 208, Pedro 206, Leboeuf 204, Oscar 203, Kante 200.
Against Southampton last weekend, Callum Hudson-Odoi played his 50th Premier League match. 

Man United stats

This season’s Premier League stats (25 games)
Most appearances: Fernandes 15, Rashford 9, Cavani 6
Most goals: Fernandes 25, Maguire 25, Rashford 25
Most assists: Fernandes 10, Rashford 6, Shaw 5
Most clean sheets: De Gea 8

Manchester United are second with 49 points from 25 games, 10 points off leaders Manchester City.

Man United are the only team in Europe’s top-five leagues not to have lost an away league game this season.

They are unbeaten away in the Premier League for a club record 19 top-flight games in over a year. Their last defeat on the road was at Anfield on 19 January 2020. Since then they have won 13 and drawn six, scored 39 and conceded 15. United’s last five Premier League defeats have all come at Old Trafford.

Their previous longest run of 17 between December 1998 and September 1999 ended with a 0-5 defeat at Stamford Bridge in October 1999.

Manchester United are currently the Premier League top scorers with 53 goals in 25 games - their most at this stage of a top-flight campaign since the 2012/13 season (60), which was the last time they won the title.

A total of 85 goals have been scored in United’s 25 games in the Premier League this season, an average of 3.4 per game. Only games involving Leeds have seen more (86).

Premier League scorers

Fernandes 15 (7 pens), Rashford 9, Cavani 6, Martial 4, McTominay 4, James 3, Pogba 3, Maguire 2, Wan-Bissaka 2, Greenwood 1, Lindelof 1, Van de Beek 1, own-goals 2

Man United are unbeaten in their last six league visits to London including their 2-0 win at the Bridge last February.

Man Utd are the only side who are still unbeaten on their travels in the Premier League this term. They have the third-best away record in the Premier League this term with eight wins and four draws from their 12 games.

Bruno Fernandes has scored and assisted in a league game seven times this season - the most of any player across the top five European leagues in 2020/21.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s managerial record against Chelsea
Won 4
Drawn 2
Lost 2

Man Utd’s last Premier League game

Sunday 21 February 2021
Man Utd 3 Newcastle 1
Team (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire (c), Shaw; Fred, Matic; James (Mata 88), Fernandes, Rashford (Shoretire 89); Martial (Greenwood 70)
Booked: Fernandes
Scorers: Rashford 30, James 57, Fernandes 75 (pen)

Man Utd’s January transfer window

Amad Diallo Atalanta

Timothy Fosu-Mensah Bayer Leverkusen
Jesse Lingard West Ham, loan
Marcos Rojo Boca Juniors


There are no suspensions.

The suspension for five bookings has now passed. Players who accumulate 10 yellow cards in Premier League matches up to and including our 32nd fixture will serve a two-match suspension in the competition.

Premier League bookings list

Chelsea: Kante 6, Azpilicueta 4, James 3, Thiago Silva 3, Ziyech 3, Alonso 2, Chilwell 2, Havertz 2, Kovacic 2, Mount 2, Pulisic 2, Christensen 1, Giroud 1, Zouma 1

Man Utd: Maguire 6, Fernandes 5, Shaw 5, Pogba 3, Rashford 3, Fred 3, Bailly 2, James 2, Matic 2, Tuanzebe 2, Cavani 1, Fosu-Mensah 1, Greenwood 1, Henderson 1, Van de Beek 1, Wan-Bissaka 1

Referee and VAR

Referee: Stuart Attwell
VAR: Chris Kavanagh

Stuart Attwell is the official for his third Blues match this season and first in 2021. His other two were against Wolves and Aston Villa in December.