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Chelsea v Manchester United preview: Team news, head-head and stats


Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell is likely to be absent after falling ill while recovering from a knee injury.

Defenders Trevoh Chalobah and Malo Gusto should be fit to play, while Robert Sanchez may also return.

Manchester United centre-backs Victor Lindelof and Lisandro Martinez are the latest two players to be ruled out.

Amad Diallo returns from suspension following his red card for celebrating the dramatic winner against Liverpool in the FA Cup quarter-final.



  • Chelsea are winless in the past 12 Premier League meetings (D7, L5). It’s their longest run without a league victory against Manchester United.
  • Chelsea have not won a competitive game versus the Red Devils in front of a crowd since a 1-0 win at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup final in 2018.
  • Manchester United are looking to complete the Premier League double over Chelsea for just the second time, previously doing so in the 2019-20 campaign.


  • Chelsea’s only defeat in their past 15 home games in all competitions came in the league against Wolves in February (W10, D4).
  • They have conceded 47 league goals this season, as many as in the entirety of 2023-24.
  • They are in the top three teams for the average number of big chances created per game in the Premier League, yet are 14th for scoring those big chances, with a 37.5% ratio.
  • Cole Palmer has been involved in 21 Premier League goals for Chelsea this season, scoring 13 and assisting eight. Only Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink (32 in 2000-01) and Diego Costa (23 in 2014-15) have been involved in more in their debut campaign for the Blues.
  • Raheem Sterling has failed to score in any of his 25 appearances against Manchester United in all competitions.

Manchester United

  • Manchester United have suffered 11 top-flight defeats this season, one short of equalling the Premier League club record of 12 in a single campaign: 12 in 2013-14 and 2021-22.
  • They have won just one of their past nine Premier League away games against London sides, losing four of the past six.
  • Erik ten Hag’s side faced 81 shots across their three league fixtures in March: 27 versus Manchester City, 23 versus Everton and 31 versus Brentford.
  • United have won more games (80) and have a higher win percentage (59.7%) in the month of April than any other side in Premier League history.
  • Mason Mount scored his first competitive goal for Manchester United in the weekend draw at Brentford in his 14th appearance for the club. Mount netted 33 goals in 195 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions before joining the Red Devils.

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