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Chelsea Vs Manchester United – Match Preview

Chelsea welcomes Manchester United today at the Stamford Bridge with both sides fighting for the top 4 spot.

Chelsea go into this match knowing a win would strengthen their chase for the Champions League spot next season.

Both teams has been under some critics with their recent results.

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MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

  • Chelsea have lost just one of their past 17 Premier League home games against Manchester United (W10, D6).

  • They are the only club to have won more Premier League matches against United than they have lost – 18 victories, 16 defeats.

  • United, who won 4-0 in the reverse fixture in August, are looking for their first league double over Chelsea since the 1987-88 season.

  • There has not been an away victory in 13 league meetings since Chelsea won 1-0 at Old Trafford in May 2013.

  • However, United have already won at Stamford Bridge this season: a 2-1 victory in the EFL Cup in October.

Chelsea

  • Chelsea have won just one of their past five league matches (D3, L1).
  • The Blues have failed to win on six occasions after scoring first in the Premier League this season.
  • They have won more Premier League points in away matches than at Stamford Bridge during the current campaign.
  • Only 16 of their 43 Premier League goals this campaign have been scored at Stamford Bridge.
  • Chelsea are on a club Premier League record run of 75 consecutive fixtures without a red card. Their last one came when Tiemoue Bakayoko was sent off in a 4-1 defeat at Watford in February 2018.
  • The Blues are unbeaten in all nine league games that Tammy Abraham has scored in this season, winning eight of them.

Manchester United

  • Manchester United have lost three of their last five top-flight games, winning just one league fixture in 2020 so far.

  • Only Crystal Palace have earned fewer Premier League points so far in 2020 than United’s four.

  • Their overall tally of 35 points is their lowest after 25 matches of a top-flight season since 1989-90.

  • United have lost three of their last four away games in the top flight.

  • They could lose their first three league away matches of a calendar year for the first time since 1981.

  • United have kept just one clean sheet in their 12 away games in the top flight this season.

  • They have been awarded nine penalties this season, a league high. They have failed to score four of those – another missed one would see them equal the Premier League record, jointly held by Tottenham and Liverpool.

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