Welcome to our Manchester United vs Chelsea preview, predictions and head to head analysis. Manchester United are in 5th place as I write this. They face a tough away match at Stoke on Saturday, and depending on the outcome, I may update the conclusion for this match. Two draws and 2 losses in the last 4 matches has put their manager under pressure. It’s likely that he will be given until the end of the season to prove himself, but if the results don’t improve, he could be on his way before the New Year. Chelsea won their first match under their new manager. Mourinho was hugely unpopular in the dressing room, but it remains to be seen if what is essentially the same team can now play as a cohesive unit.

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Manchester United LLLLD
Manchester United have lost 4 and drawn 1 of their last 5 matches.

Chelsea DWLWL
Chelsea have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1 of their Premiership matches.

Head to Head

This fixture has played a lot of times. One Hundred Fifty Four (154) time to be exact. Manchester United have won 63, drawn 43 and Chelsea have won 48. In recent times Manchester United have won 5, drawn 3 and Chelsea have won 2 of the last 10 fixtures.

Goals Scored

Manchester United have scored 22 goals this season
Chelsea have scored 23 goals this season

Goals Conceded

Manchester United have conceded 16 goals this season
Chelsea have conceded 29 goals this season

Top Scorers

Manchester United’s top scorer is Juan Mata with 4 goals
Chelsea’s top scorer is Diego Costa with 5 goals

Team News

Manchester United are without Valencia, Shaw, Rojo and Darmian.
Chelsea are without Falcao.

Conclusion

There have been a huge number of draws in this fixture in the post Ferguson era. I think that will continue and I am going for a draw, with a Chelsea victory a very close second choice.