Manchester United host Chelsea at Old Trafford this Wednesday in a midweek Premier League clash. Both sides have had a rollercoaster start to the season and will be looking for a big win this week to push further up the table.
Manchester United currently sit seventh in the Premier League after 14 games. The Red Devils have eight wins and six losses, leaving them on 24 points, two points behind Newcastle but already nine points behind top of the table Arsenal.
In their last five games in all competitions, United have two wins, one draw and two losses. In the Champions League, United faced Copenhagen. Rasmus Hojlund’s brace gave United the early 2 - 0 lead, but a goal from Mohamed Elyounoussi and a penalty from Diogo Goncalves meant it was 2 - 2 at halftime. A penalty from Bruno Fernandes gave United back the lead, but goals from Lukas Lerager and Roony Bardghji gave Copenhagen the 4 - 3 win. Back in the Premier League, Victor Lindelof scored the only goal of the game in the 1 - 0 win over Luton.
Alejandro Garnacho scored one of the goals of the season and was joined by Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the 3 - 0 win over Everton. Back in the Champions League, United have another early 2 - 0 lead, through Garnacho and Fernandes. Hakim Ziyech brought Galatasaray back into the game before halftime, but just minutes into the second half Scott McTominay gave United the 3 - 1 lead. However, another goal from Ziyech and a goal from Muhammed Kerem Akturkoglu meant the game finished 3 - 3.
The most recent outing for United was against Newcastle. Anthony Gordon scored the only goal of the game for a 1 - 0 Newcastle win as United only managed one shot on target.
Chelsea, on the other hand, sit tenth. In 14 games, The Blues have five wins, four draws and five losses which leaves them on 19 points and ten points from the final Champions League spot.
In their last five games in all competitions, Chelsea have three wins, one draw and one loss. In the Round of 16 of the League Cup, Chelsea hosted Blackburn Rovers. Benoit Badiashile and Raheem Sterling both scored to give Chelsea a 2 - 0 win and a spot in the next round. Back in the Premier League was the start of an entertaining run of games. Dejan Kulusevski opened the scoring for Tottenham but with both Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie sent off, Cole Palmer converted his penalty and Nicolas Jackson picked up his first Chelsea hat-trick in the 4 - 1 win.
The visit from Manchester City was just as intense. An Erling Haaland penalty put City ahead, but Thiago Silva and Sterling brought Chelsea back into it. Manuel Akanji scored to make it level at halftime, with another Haaland goal regaining the lead for City in the opening minutes of the second half. Jackson was next to score but Rodri’s late goal seemed to clinch the win for City, but a former City player Palmer scored his penalty to grab the 4 - 4 draw for Chelsea. The red card to Reece James was only more misery for Chelsea as Alexander Isak, Jamaal Lascelles, Joelinton and Gordon all scored in the 4 - 1 win for Newcastle.
The last time out for Chelsea was against Brighton. Enzo Fernandes grabbed a brace and was joined on the scoresheet by Levi Colwill in the 3 - 2 win for Chelsea, despite Conor Gallagher’s red card.
Man United and Chelsea have a storied history, with the two teams having met 193 times, with the first ever meeting coming on Christmas Day of 1905. United have the better record in the fixture with 82 wins in comparison to Chelsea’s 55 wins, with a draw being more common than a Chelsea win, with 56 draws in the fixture.