Manchester United v Chelsea team news and stats

Date published: Sunday 27th December 2015 4:10

Louis van Gaal: Desperate for Manchester United win

Louis van Gaal: Desperate for Manchester United win

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last five Premier League meetings with Manchester United, who are without a win in their last seven games.

Team news

Under-fire Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal must decide whether to restore captain Wayne Rooney to his side for Monday’s match against Chelsea.

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger returns from suspension for the game against the Blues and defender Matteo Darmian has a chance of making his return from a hamstring injury, but Jesse Lingard (hamstring), Marcos Rojo (shoulder), Antonio Valencia (foot) and Luke Shaw (leg) are out.

Chelsea will be without striker Diego Costa, who is suspended for accumulating five bookings this season.

Eden Hazard could return to the starting line-up after making his comeback from the bench on Saturday.

Opta stats

  • The last three fixtures between these two sides at Old Trafford in the Premier League have produced just three goals in total.
  • Chelsea have inflicted more defeats over Manchester United in the Premier League than any other club (16).
  • Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in their final Premier League game of 2012, 2013 and 2014.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored six goals in his last 11 Premier League starts against Chelsea.
  • There have been five red cards in the last six Premier League meetings between these two sides – three to Chelsea, two to Man Utd.
  • Manchester United have won just four of their last 10 Premier League home games (W4 D4 L2).
  • The Red Devils have kept six clean sheets and conceded just three goals in their eight Premier League home games in 2015-16.
  • Man Utd have lost four competitive matches in a row within a single season for the first time since October-November 1961.
  • Guus Hiddink has won his last three competitive meetings with Louis van Gaal; all with PSV against AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands in 2005-06.

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