Man U Vs Chelsea: The Blues Seek To End 10 Years Jinx At Old Trafford
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By Amaechi Agbo
Chelsea will be seeking to end their 10 years winless run against Manchester United at the Old Trafford tonight as both teams clash in a heavy weight EPL matchday 15 encounter
Chelsea last beat United at the Theatre of Dream in May 2013 and energised by their victory against Brighton despite being a man down throughout the second half of the counter, the Blues face a United at a low ebb.
The Red Devils have suffered dip in form lately both at home and continentally following 1-0 defeat by Newcastle United at the St James Park in their Matchday 14 clash as well as UEFA Champions League draw with Galatasary which sees them lie bottom of the Group A
Both team have their fair share of suspensions either due to injury pr match related indecent
Team News and injuries
Manchester United midfielder Mason Mount is doubtful to face his former club because of a calf problem.
Tyrell Malacia, Casemiro, Jonny Evans, Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen and Amad Diallo are set to miss out.
Chelsea welcome back Reece James and Marc Cucurella from suspension but Conor Gallagher serves a one-game ban.
Noni Madueke and Lesley Ugochukwu are both nursing injuries, meaning the visitors may be without 10 players for the trip to Old Trafford.
Manchester United are unbeaten in 11 league games against Chelsea since losing 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in November 2017 (W4, D7).
The Blues’ last Premier League win away to United was 1-0 in May 2013. They have drawn six and lost four of their subsequent 10 top-flight fixtures at Old Trafford.
There have been 26 Premier League draws between these sides, the highest total of any fixture in the competition’s history.
Manchester United have lost three of their past five Premier League home fixtures.
The Red Devils have failed to score before half-time in six of their seven home league games this season.
Erik ten Hag’s team have not shared the points in a league match since their 2-2 draw at Tottenham on 27 April, winning 13 and losing eight of their past 21 fixtures.
Marcus Rashford has scored twice in 18 games for United this season and has failed to net in any of his 10 appearances at Old Trafford.
The Blues have lost 16 of their 37 league fixtures in 2023. Only in 1993, when they were beaten 20 times, have they lost as many Premier League matches in a calendar year.
Chelsea have won three of their last four away league games, one more than they managed in their previous 16 attempts (D5, L9).
They have won one of their past 10 midweek matches in the Premier League (D3, L6), losing five of their last six on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have gone seven top-flight games without keeping a clean sheet, conceding 16 goals.
Manchester United are the side Raheem Sterling has faced most often in his career without ever scoring, with the Englishman making 24 league and cup appearances against them.