Chelsea face Man United for the 171st time in all competitions, The Blues have won 48 (28.24%), drawn 50 (29.41%) and lost 72 (42.35%) of the previous 170 matches.
Chelsea have scored 208 goals against Man United, averaging 1.22 goals per game (gpg) and have conceded 276 times (1.62 gpg). The Blues have kept 43 (25.29%) clean sheets and have failed to score 45 (26.47%) times.
The Pensioners have won 20 (24.39%), drawn 26 (31.71%) and lost 36 (43.90%) of the 82 games played Away from home. Chelsea have scored 80 goals against Man United Away from home, averaging 0.98 goals per game, The Blues have conceded 128 times, averaging 1.56 goals per game. Chelsea have kept 22 (26.83%) clean sheets and have failed to score on 29 (35.37%) occasions.
In the Premier League Chelsea have won 15 (34.09%), drawn 16 (36.36%) and lost 13 (29.55%) of the 44 games played against Man United. Chelsea have scored 59 goals in the competition (1.34 gpg) and have conceded 57 times (1.30 gpg). The Blues have kept 13 (29.55%) clean sheets and have failed to score on 10 (22.73%) occasions.
Away from home, in the Premier League Chelsea have won 6 (27.27%), drawn 8 (36.36%) and lost 8 (36.36%) of the 22 games played against Man United. Chelsea have scored 26 goals (1.18 gpg) and have conceded 31 times (1.30 gpg). The Blues have kept 5 (22.73%) clean sheets and have failed to score on 6 (27.27%) occasions.
Compared to in the Premier League as a whole where Chelsea have won 455 (53.15%), drawn 216 (25.23%) and lost 185 (21.61%). Chelsea have scored 1451 goals in the competition (1.70 gpg), The Blues have conceded 815 times (0.95 gpg). The Blues have kept 349 (40.77%) clean sheets and have failed to score in 163 (19.04%) attempts.
The Blues have won 4 (40.00%), drawn 3 (30.00%) and lost 3 (30.00%) of the previous 10 matches. Chelsea have scored 19 goals against Man United (1.90 gpg), The Blues have conceded 18 times (1.80 gpg). The Blues have kept 3 (30.00%) clean sheets and have failed to score 1 (10.00%) times.
The most common scoreline between the sides is 1-1 with 27 occurrences, the next most common is 1-0 with 19. Chelsea’s most common defeat to United is 1-2 with 13 results previously.
In the last 10 games Chelsea have won 2 games by 1-0 scoreline.
The Referee assigned to the game is Phil Dowd. Chelsea have won 27 (67.50%), drawn 6 (15.00%) and lost 7 (17.50%) of the 40 games played with Phil Dowd as the official. Chelsea have scored 84 goals (2.10 gpg) and have conceded 37 times (0.93 gpg). The Blues have kept 22 (55.00%) clean sheets and have failed to score in 6 (15.00%) attempts with this official in charge.
Chelsea have won 4 (80.00%), drawn 0 (0.00%) and lost 1 (20.00%) of the last 5 games played with Phil Dowd at the whistle. Chelsea have scored 11 goals, averaging 2.20 goals per game and have conceded 6 times (1.20 gpg). The Blues have kept 2 (40.00%) clean sheets and have failed to score in 1 (20.00%) attempts in games with this official.
Phil Dowd has given Chelsea 10 cautions and sent off 0 whilst awarding 0 penalties against us. He has yellow carded 15 and sent off 2 of the opposition and awarded us 0 penalties in the last 5 games he has officiated.
Chelsea have won 2 and lost 1 of 3 matches against United with Dowd as the official, including our most recent 3-1 victory.
Mourinho has won 169 and drawn 52 of his 254 games in charge over both his spells with the club.
Mourinho has the following record against Man United, with just one loss in 12 meetings.
Chelsea have faced Louis Van Gaal managed sides on 2 occasions having won 1 and drawn 0 of games in all competitions against his sides since our first meeting in 2000.
Chelsea are the best away team in the league so far, the blues haver won 3 and drawn 1 of our 4 games, albeit matched by Man City. Chelsea have scored 12 away from home compared to their 10.
Man Utd, despite a reported poor start are sniffing around the top 4 places and have won 3 and lost 1 of 4 home games this season.
- Man Utd have faced top-half teams twice this season winning 1 and losing 1.
- Chelsea have won 2 and drawn 1 of their matches against the top 11 placed sides
Man Utd have taken one point from 3 games in which the opposition has scored more than a single goal. (West Brom , 2-2)
Chelsea have conceded more than a goal in two games this season, but have won both of them outscoring the opponent 10 goals to 5 and are the only team with a 100% record in this regard.
Chelsea are one of just 3 teams that have yet to find themselves behind at half-time this season. Man Utd have recovered to earn a point in one of their 2 games when behind at the break.
When Chelsea have been ahead at the interval the blues have gone on to win all 5 matches and although 11 teams have a 100% record in converting half-time leads into wins, Chelsea have earned at least 5 points more than the rest of the league having been ahead far more often. Utd have won 3 and lost when they have been winning at the midway point.
Chelsea have conceded the opening goal twice this season, but have recovered to earn 3 points in each game, the best record in the league. Man Utd have drawn 1 and lost 1 when conceding first.
- Man United have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 when scoring the first goal of the match
- Chelsea have won 5 and drawn 1 of our 6 games when we’ve taken the lead, only slipping up against Man City.
Chelsea’s record against the other big 7 teams (Man Utd, Arsenal, Man City, Liverpool, Spurs and Everton) is remarkable under Jose Mourinho. The blues have lost just 5 times in 52 meetings, every other side has lost at least 3 times more often. Chelsea have outscored the other teams and conceded the fewest. Although Arsenal are not too far away in terms of goals on 74, they have conceded 44 more times than Chelsea and the blues have a goal difference of 53 compared to their two.
Big 7 League Table under Mourinho (both spells)
Clubs official betting partner, Coral, are offering 9/4 for Solanke to score anytime with Drogba out at 11/4 along with Hazard, seems a little odd however highly we rate the 17 year old. Perhaps value falls instead with Hazard as last goal scorer against a tiring and weak defence. 8/1 is the price there. Perhaps to add to an accumulator is 8/13 for both teams to score. Both have scored in 7 of the last 10 meetings between the sides in all competitions. Two of the last three meetings have finished 3-1 so perhaps over 3.5 goals at 9/4 is worth a punt in two teams that seem to score freely but have conceded often too. Bet now and help support this site
Another look at @statszone for our 2-1 win over Crystal Palace in a game that was influenced by two red cards.
Influence shows Chelsea were dominant throughout and prior to being reduced to 10 men, Palace seemed content to sit off Chelsea and the early Oscar goal direct from a free kick made the blues even more comfortable.
Central to Chelsea’s play was once again Fabregas and Matic both completing over 100 passes, 110/123 and 103/113 respectively. The Spaniard completed a game high 28 of 35 in the final third and was one of 5 Chelsea players to complete at least 20 in Palace’s defensive zone.
Such was Chelsea’s domination and ease in passing, 11 of the top 13 passers were blue. Even, given Azpilicueta’s red card, he still managed to complete more passes than 13 Palace players.
Fabregas also made a game-high 14 ball recoveries, no other player made it into double figures.
With such a high number of passes Fabregas tops the pass combinations too, he is involved in the top 5 combinations receiving the ball from Matic 24 times and Oscar 22 times. He however, found Oscar 23 times, Matic on 23 occasions and Hazard 22 times, with Remy (10) and Willian (8) it perhaps shows his intent to move the ball to our creative/attacker players this is supported with 66 of his attempted 123 passes being classed as forward. and only 20 attempted in our own defensive third.
Oscar who provided the opening goal and the assist to Fabregas to make it 2-0 was everywhere once again completing 85 of his 96 passes, created 2 chances and scored 1 of his 3 shots, all of which were all on target.
The Brazilian who is Chelsea’s first line of defence won a game high 5 tackles, from his 6 attempted only Jedinak attempted more (7).
Eden Hazard was fouled 5 times, no Palace player was fouled more than once and thus Palace committed 13 fouls to Chelsea’s 7 in the eyes of the officials.
Perhaps Neil Warnock should look at his own side before complaining about JT not getting booked for a similar challenge to Delaney, that ultimately added to his dismissal.
A positive 3 points gained on last season and Chelsea remain unbeaten.
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The following table shows the current squad and how they have contributed to the team's passing in the Premier League so far this season. The figures include percentages of the team's overall performance.
Some players may appear to misplace a higher percentage of the teams misplaced passes but this maybe due to the sort of player they are and the types of passes attempted, for example creative players may try more speculative passes in congested areas compared to a centre-back finding a midfielder 10 yards away.
Each week we will tag the article with the players who completed the most passes in that week
|Pos||Name||Completed||Misplaced||Total||Comp %||% of team’s
|% of team’s
|% of team’s
|CM||John Obi Mikel||64||4||68||94.12%||1.73%||0.65%||1.57%|