Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League games against Chelsea (W4 D7) since a 1- 0 away loss in November 2017. They will hope to continue on that vain on Wednesday at 22:15 CAT, live on SuperSport.
Chelsea’s last Premier League away win against Manchester United was in May 2013 (1-0), at which point they had won more such games as a visitor to Old Trafford than any other side (6). Since then they’vedrawn six and lost four of their 10 league visits.
Manchester United against Chelsea is the most drawn fixture in Premier League history (26 games). 19 of these have been score draws (a joint-high with Arsenal v Tottenham), while a 1-1 draw between these sides is the most common exact result in the competition (14 times).
When meeting in midweek (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), Manchester United have won just one of their eight Premier League games against Chelsea (D5 L2), though it was a 4-1 victory in this exact fixture last season.
Chelsea have won just one of their last 10 midweek (Tues, Weds, Thurs) Premier League games (D3 L6), losing five of the last six since a 2-0 win against Bournemouth last December.
Manchester United have lost three of their last five Premier League home games (W2), having won eight in a row at Old Trafford before that. The Red Devils have failed to score before halftime in six of their seven home league games so far this term.
Chelsea have won three of their last four Premier League away games (L1), more than they had in their previous 16 (W2 D5 L9). However, they’re winless in seven on the road against sides to finish in the top four the previous season (D3 L4), including a 4-1 defeat to Newcastle last time out.
Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has won four of his last seven Premier League games against Manchester United (L3), having been winless in his first six beforehand (D3 L3). He’s won just one of his seven games at Old Trafford in the competition (D1 L5), though that was his last such visit in August 2018 (3-0).
Marcus Rashford scored 20 goals in 30 home games in all competitions for Man Utd last season, with only Erling Haaland netting more home goals among Premier League players (35).
This season, Rashford has 0 goals in 10 appearances at Old Trafford so far.
Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling has either scored (2) or assisted (1) a goal in each of his last three Premier League away games, last doing so in four in a row between July-October 2020. However, Manchester United are the side Raheem Sterling has faced most often in his senior career (all competitions) without ever scoring (24 games).
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