Ahead of today’s match, we look at some of the facts surrounding one of English footballs stand out fixtures. David Moyes and Jose Mourinho got head to head for the second time this season, the first being a drab 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on the opening day.
Manchester United have won more games than Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with 30 wins to Chelsea’s 22.
The last fixture at Stamford Bridge saw United win 3-2 against Chelsea’s nine men in October 2012.
There have been 21 goals scored in the last four matches between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho has never lost a home game against Manchester United in two spells as Chelsea manager.
There have been four red cards in as many seasons in fixtures between the two clubs.
Manchester United (4) and Chelsea (2) are responsible for 46% of the 13 bookings for simulation in the Premier League this season.
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
United 0-0 Chelsea (Prem, Aug 13)
United 0-1 Chelsea (Prem, May 13)
Chelsea 1-0 United (FAC, Apr 13)
United 2-2 Chelsea (FAC, Mar 13)
Chelsea e5-4 United (LC, Oct 12)
Jose Mourinho is looking for his 100th Premier League victory as manager.
The Blues have won five and drawn one of their last six Premier League games, conceding only two goals.
Chelsea have won a league-high four Premier League matches from losing positions.
It is 19 games since Chelsea last lost at Stamford Bridge – a 1-0 derby defeat by Queens Park Rangers on 2 January 2013.
Eden Hazard has already matched his tally of nine league goals from last season.
Juan Mata has scored on each of his last three league appearances against Manchester United.
United are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League away matches (W5, D2).
They have lost six of their first 21 league matches for the first time since 2001-02.
David Moyes’ side have only won two of 10 matches against top-half opposition this season (W2, D3, L5).
The Red Devils have earned 10 points from losing positions, a record bettered only by Chelsea (14).
Danny Welbeck has scored in his last three Premier League games for United, and has six goals in as many appearances.
With RVP and Rooney out, United will hope Hernandez continues his goal scoring record against Chelsea. The Mexican has scored in six of his last nine appearances in all competitions against Chelsea.
David Moyes has only won 4 of his 32 games against Chelsea as a manager.
Chelsea 4/5; Draw 11/4; Manchester United 4/1