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History of the Manchester United v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 74 games played, Blues have recorded 18 wins, and Man. Utd. have come away with 32 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2007, with Man. Utd. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sun 21 SepChelsea1 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
2007/2008Wed 21 MayMan. Utd.1 - 1ChelseaCHMP
2007/2008Sat 26 AprChelsea2 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sun 23 SepMan. Utd.2 - 0ChelseaPREM
2007/2008Sun 05 AugChelsea1 - 1Man. Utd.SHLD
2006/2007Sat 19 MayChelsea1 - 0Man. Utd.FAC
2006/2007Wed 09 MayChelsea0 - 0Man. Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Red Devils, with 5 goals against.

Chelsea's away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The Blues have managed to tuck away 10 goals in this period, and concede just the 3.

Man. Utd. sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 38 points from their 18 games. Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 42 points from their 20 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.63217311
Chelsea62408510

FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the Blues to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see Chelsea take away one point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Man. Utd. Unbeaten in the last 23 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Chelsea Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.