MANCHESTER UNITED vs CHELSEA:IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT THE MATCH
The clash of the day sees Jose Mourinho’s in form Chelsea travel to Old Trafford where they haven’t lost in their last three visits.The Premier League leaders will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season against Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United
Here’s six things you need to know about the game:
1. When and where is the match?
Sunday at 5:30pm.
2. Team news
Manchester United:Radamel Falcao a doubt for the match having been “kicked” in training as confirmed by Louis Van Gaal,Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera have been passed fit and both are in contention to start. Wayne Rooney is still suspended
Chelsea: Cesar Azpilicueta is suspended for the match after his red card at Palace while striker Diego Costa remains a doubt still recovering from injury confirmed by Jose Mourinho. Loic Remy is also out after picking up an injury in the Champions League win over Maribor meaning Didier Drogba could start up top. Meanwhile, midfielder Ramires and Mikel could return from injury.
3. Predicted sides
MAN.UTD: (4-4-2 Diamond)
GK- De Gea DR- Rafael DC- Jones DC- Rojo DL- Shaw DM- Blind DC- Herrera DC- Di Maria AC- Mata FC- Van Persie FC- Falcao
CHELSEA: (4-3-3 Attack)
GK- Courtois DR- Ivanovic DC- Cahill DC- Terry DL- Filipe Luis DM- Matic MC- Fabregas MC- Oscar AR- Willian AL- Hazard FC- Costa
4. Reasons for Man United fans to be optimistic
Angel Di Maria has assisted a goal in four of his last five Premier League games for Manchester United.Also Van Persie has scored in his last three games against Chelsea although all came at Stamford Bridge
5. Reasons for Chelsea fans to be optimistic
Manchester United have won only six of their last 22 Barclays Premier League games against Chelsea.
Chelsea have kept clean sheets in their last two Premier League games at Old Trafford. They have not kept 3+ clean sheets in a row there since a spell of five between 1968 and 1972.
Chelsea are the only Premier League opponents that Man Utd have lost more games (15) against than won (13) against.
United have had a man sent off in two of their last three Premier League encounters with Chelsea
6. Last six league meetings
Chelsea 3-1 Man United (January 2014)
Man United 0-0 Chelsea (August 2013)
Man United 0-1 Chelsea (May 2013)
Chelsea 1-0 Man United (April 2013)
Man United 2-2 Chelsea (March 2013)
Chelsea 5-4 Man United (October 2012)