Man Utd vs Chelsea Head to Head Stats and Records: With Manchester United facing tough opponents in Chelsea in their opening match, let us take a look at the statistics between them.
During the transfer season, teams bolstered their side and will now look to test their recruits in the Premier League. Manchester United have not made a lot of changes but 2 of their 3 incomings are in all likelihood going to start.
Unfortunately, Chelsea were not offered the same luxury and will have to depend on the squad they already had to lead their campaign this season. Their Embargo has forced their hands. However, the Blues have enough depth in their squad already and have their bases covered.
Both of these teams had a below par season last time with United coming off worse than the London side. However, Chelsea should thank Eden Hazard for that. The Belgian is no longer with them though and Chelsea will hope they don’t miss him much.
Manchester United and Chelsea have won their opening fixtures any other side in the Premier League. United have 18 victories to their name while Chelsea boast of 17. Chelsea’s last victory at the Old Trafford was in May 2013 when Juan Mata scored the winner for them in the 87th minute. United have since remained unbeaten at the Old Trafford against the blues, winning 4 and drawing 2.
A fixture with history. ✨
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 10, 2019
However, in their last 13 Premier League meetings with Chelsea, United have only won twice. They have suffered 5 defeats and drawn 6 times. They have in fact lost to (18) and conceded more Premier League goals (71) against Chelsea than any other side.
Paul Pogba will be available for selection following a back injury. Alexis Sanchez may not start following his involvement in the Copa America. It was unlikely though that Solskjaer would have started him either way.
N’Golo Kante remains a doubt following his knee injury that cut his pre-season short. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Antonio Rudiger and Callum Hudson-Odoi will also miss this match.
Man Utd vs Chelsea Head to Head Stats and Records
Total no. of matches played: 183
Matches won by Man Utd: 78
Matches won by Chelsea: 54
Games Drawn: 51
Highest goal aggregate in a single match: 11 (Man Utd 6-5 Chelsea 1954/55)
Man Utd’s biggest victory: Man Utd 6-0 Chelsea 26 Dec 1960
Chelsea biggest victory: Chelsea 5-0 Man Utd 3 Oct 1999
Last time they met: Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea 28 Apr 2019
Chelsea played 7 pre-season games of which they won 4, drew 2 and lost 1. Their loss came in their first match, after which they seem to have gotten better and even went on to beat Barcelona. In total Frank Lampard used 36 players making sure as many of his players got a hit.
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Solskjaer 🆚 Lampard#MUFC 🆚 Chelsea
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— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 10, 2019
Manchester United had a far better pre-season as they won all their games. Incredible showings from youngsters like Tahiti Chong and Mason Greenwood have been encouraging who has declared his desire to build a team around the youngsters.
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