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Preview: Chelsea – Manchester United

Manchester United (23) and Chelsea (19) are separated by four points in the Premier League table. The Blues will be looking to reduce the difference today, as they host the Red Devils at Stamford Bridge.

 

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

In recent years the away side in this fixture has not fared well. Nine games have now been played between the sides since the last away win – in May 2013 (1-0 to Chelsea).

The teams have met on this day once before, in 1966 when Manchester United won 3-1 away.
Samuel Eto’o (then of Chelsea) is the last player to score a hat trick in this fixture (January 2014). The last Manchester United player to score a hat trick against Chelsea was Denis Law in September 1965.

Expect at least one goal. Only 2 out of the 25 PL games played between the sides at Chelsea in the PL era have ended goalless.

In those 25 PL-era league encounters at Chelsea, neither team has ever won after conceding first. The last side to do that in any PL encounter was when Chelsea won 3-1 at Man Utd in May 2005.

Manchester United have won 5 times in the league at Chelsea since the first PL season of 1992-93, but haven’t won by a margin of 2+ goals since April 2002.

 

Missing players

Chelsea: V. Moses (muscle injury)

Manchester United: M. Carrick (injury), Z. Ibrahimovic (knee injury), P. Pogba (muscle injury), M. Rojo (knee injury), M. Fellaini (doubtful), J. Lingard (doubtful).