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History of the Chelsea v Manchester United fixture

Chelsea prepare to entertain Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 31 of the 68 previous games, with the Blues winning just 20.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was just last season, in April 2006, with Chelsea running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 26 NovMan Utd.1 - 1ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Sat 29 AprChelsea3-0Man Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sun 06 NovMan Utd.1 - 0ChelseaPREM
2004/2005Tue 10 MayMan Utd.1 - 3ChelseaPREM
2004/2005Wed 26 JanMan Utd.1 - 2ChelseaLGEC
2004/2005Wed 12 JanChelsea0 - 0Man Utd.LGEC
2004/2005Sun 15 AugChelsea1 - 0Man Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 6 conceded.

The Red Devils have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Red Devils's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 10 against.

Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 80 points from their 35 games. Man Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 88 points from the 36 games played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Chelsea63219511
Man Utd.651021716

FootyMad's prediction ...

Blues go into their game against Man Utd. in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 30 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Man Utd. 5 games since last away draw.
7 games since last defeat.