Man United host Chelsea

The Premier League continues on Thursday night with a high-profile fixture at Old Trafford when Man United host Chelsea.

This is the first time the two sides are clashing on a Thursday night in the top flight, and it promises to be a big match.

Ahead of the clash, here is all you need to know.

Chelsea vs Man United head to head

  • Chelsea have won one of their past 10 meetings with Manchester United in all competitions
  • The Blues’ last two wins against the Red Devuks were both at Wembley in the FA Cup – the semi-final in 2020 and the final in 2018
  • The Blues are seeking to beat Man United in the Premier League for the first time since November 2017 when Alvaro Morata scored the only goal at Stamford Bridge
  • Chelsea have lost just two of their 29 Premier League games against Man United when they have opened the scoring
  • This is the first time Man United and Chelsea are meeting on a THursday in the Premier League
  • Man Utd are unbeaten in their last eight meetings in the competition against Chelsea (three wins, five draws)
  • United are unbeaten in the last eight Premier League meetings at Old Trafford against Chelsea
  • Chelsea’s last victory at Old Trafford was in May 2013 when Juan Mata’s 87th-minute goal secured all three points for the Blues

Chelsea stats

  • With Chelsea’s superior goal difference, seven points from their remaining six games, should be enough for Thomas Tuchel’s side to secure top four
  • Chelsea are hoping to extend their new club record of consecutive away wins in all competitions to nine
  • The Blues have won their last away Premier League gaimes with an aggregate score of 14-1
  • Tuchel’s outfit have the second-best away record in the Premier League this season (behind Man City) with 36 points (11 wins) from 16 games
  • Only Manchester City (eight) have conceded fewer away league goals than Chelsea in the top flight this term (nine from 16 games)
  • The Blues have the highest goals-to-shots ratio in the Premier League (20 per cent)
  • Chelsea have not been losing at half-time in any of their 32 Premier League games this season

Man United stats

  • Manchester United have lost three of their last four Premier League games and have won two of their last eight
  • Man Utd are looking to avoid losing three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since December 2015 when Louis van Gaal was in charge
  • Bruno Fernandes is the first United player to miss the target with two penalties in a Premier League season since Teddy Sheringham in 1997/98
  • Only Leeds United’s Illan Meslier (125) has made more saves in the Premier League this term than David de Gea (116)
  • Chelsea have never come up against Ralf Rangnick before either as a manager or player

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