Chelsea v Manchester United: Team News & Match Facts

Chelsea v Manchester United: Team News & Match Facts

Premier League leaders Chelsea take on manager-less Manchester United this weekend in a top-flight blockbuster.

Thomas Tuchel’s Blues have been superb so far this season and smashed Leicester last weekend to stay top of the table.

United, meanwhile, have had a torrid few weeks and parted ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after last Saturday’s horror-show at Watford.

Michael Carrick is in temporary charge of the Red Devils and he helped them hit back in midweek with a Champions League win over Villarreal.

But facing in-form Chelsea at Stamford Bridge will be a huge challenge for a United side who will still be struggling for confidence.

The Premier League clash is set to take place on Sunday, November 28.

It will take place at Stamford Bridge with a kick-off time of 4:30pm.

These two drew both their meetings 0-0 last season.

 

Chelsea v Man United: Team news

Ben Chilwell looks set to be out for several weeks following his injury in midweek.

N’Golo Kante also hurt his knee against Juventus and will need to be assessed.

Mateo Kovacic remains out while Kai Havertz has a slight hamstring issue.

Romelu Lukaku should be fit to start.

For manchester United,  Harry Maguire is suspended following his red card against Watford while fellow centre-back Raphael Varane remains out.

Paul Pogba is also injury while the club will need to check on Luke Shaw, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani.

Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial are among those pushing for starts.

 

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Chelsea v Man United: Match facts

  • Chelsea are winless in their last seven Premier League games against Man Utd, only having a longer run without a league win against the Red Devils once before (10 games between 1938 and 1950).
  • Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four Premier League meetings with Chelsea – the only team to record a shutout in more consecutive league games against the Blues is Newcastle United, who did six in a row between 1913 and 1919.
  • In all competitions, Manchester United have won three of their last four away games against Chelsea (D1), having won just three of their previous 25 visits to Stamford Bridge before this.
  • This is the fifth time Chelsea have hosted Manchester United in a Premier League game when starting the day as the league leaders. The Blues have won three of the previous four (L1), going on to win the title in the season of each of the three victories (2005-06, 2009-10 and 2014-15).
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League away games in London (W7 D4), winning each of their last three in a row. They last won four consecutive league visits to the capital between May and November 2005.
  • League leaders Chelsea have conceded just four goals in their 12 Premier League games this season. Only the Blues themselves (3 in 2004-05) have shipped fewer at this stage of an English top-flight campaign.
  • Manchester United have lost five of their last seven Premier League games (W1 D1), as many as they had in their previous 42 in the competition. They’ve lost their two league games (vs Man City and Watford), but haven’t lost three in a row since December 2015.
  • Michael Carrick will be the first Englishman to take charge of Manchester United in a league game since Ron Atkinson in November 1986 (1-1 vs Coventry). Four of the five managers to take charge of the Red Devils since Alex Ferguson left have won their first league game in charge, with Louis van Gaal the exception (1-2 vs Swansea in August 2014).
  • Manchester United caretaker manager Michael Carrick will be the 14th different manager to take charge of his first ever Premier League game against Chelsea. 10 of the previous 13 to do so have lost (W1 D2), with Duncan Ferguson the only one to emerge triumphant (3-1 in December 2019).
  • Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has only scored in one of his 11 Premier League appearances against Manchester United, netting a hat-trick as a substitute for West Brom in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game in charge of the Red Devils in May 2013.
  • In all competitions, Man Utd’s Cristiano Ronaldo has scored just one goal in 15 appearances against Chelsea, doing so in the 2008 Champions League final. The Blues are the side he’s faced the most without ever scoring against in top-flight football (10 games).

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