Kick Off: Sunday, April 16, 2017. 15:00 GMT
Venue: Old Trafford
It’s Match Day 32 for Chelsea and Match Day 31 for Manchester United, as we travel to the City of Manchester to play against our former boss at Old Trafford.
Prior to this weekend’s round of games, Chelsea were top of the table, 7 points ahead of second-placed Tottenham and 18 points ahead of Manchester United in 5th position. But a win by Spurs against Bournemouth has added more pressure to this game.
Chelsea defeated Manchester United 4-0 in the reverse leg at Stamford Bridge; a result that saw Jose Mourinho beaten and battered in his second homecoming to Stamford Bridge as an opposition manager.
Chelsea have enjoyed a rich vein of form against United for some years now, and despite our woeful form last season, United were still unable to defeat Chelsea, as the game ended in a draw both home and away.
You’d be shocked to know that Chelsea haven’t lost a game against United since Sir Alex Ferguson, a 3-2 controversial defeat at Stamford Bridge under our former Portuguese boss Andreas Villas Boas. Since then, it’s been four wins and four draws in the Premier League, and Chelsea have also been sending United out of Cup competitions since that period.
Manchester United are still yet to lose in the Premier League since they received a 4-0 trashing from Chelsea; the Blues will probably rectify that on Sunday. In United’s last six games in all competitions, they have drawn three and lost three, and in their last six Premier League games, it has also been three wins and three draws.
For Chelsea, in our last six games in all competitions, we won five and lost only one. While in the Premier League, we have also won five and lost one of our last six games – the unfortunate 2-1 loss at home to Crystal Palace.
Chelsea are unbeaten in 12 matches against Manchester United in all competitions (W7, D5).
United are winless at Old Trafford in the last four Premier League meetings, scoring just one goal.
Chelsea however have been in good form as the Blues have lost just once in 11 Premier League games (W8, D2).