Chelsea v Manchester United team news and stats

Date published: Friday 5th February 2016 4:09

Eden Hazard: Reportedly wants to leave Chelsea

Manchester United go to Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday (4pm) knowing they have won on only one of their last 13 visits to Stamford Bridge.

Team news:

Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard is expected to return to the starting line-up for against United.

Hazard began his first game since a groin injury at MK Dons in the FA Cup last weekend and is anticipated to make his first Premier League start for five weeks against United.

Pedro (groin) is expected to be fit after missing the midweek draw at Watford, but Loic Remy (calf) and fellow striker Radamel Falcao (thigh) remain out and Alexandre Pato is not yet match fit so will not be in the squad.

Phil Jones has returned to training with Manchester United after an ankle injury but the trip to west London could come too soon for the defender.

Louis van Gaal says Bastian Schweinsteiger is still out with a knee injury. Marcos Rojo (shoulder), Antonio Valencia (foot) and Luke Shaw (broken leg) are making good progress but remain on the sidelines.

Opta stats:

  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games against Manchester United (W3 D3).
  • Manchester United have lost more often to Chelsea than any other opponent in the Premier League era (16 times).
  • Man Utd have won just one of their last 13 Premier League trips to Stamford Bridge (W1 D4 L8).
  • Chelsea have drawn their last three Barclays Premier League games at Stamford Bridge – they have never drawn four in a row on home soil in the history of the competition.
  • There have been four red cards shown in the last five Premier League games between these two teams played at Stamford Bridge.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored five goals in his last five Premier League appearances; more than he had managed in his previous 25 apps in the competition (4). Rooney has been involved in eight of the Red Devils last 10 league goals (five goals, three assists).
  • Juan Mata has gone 12 games without registering a goal or assist, his longest spell without a goal involvement in his Premier League career.
  • Chelsea are on the current longest unbeaten run in the Premier League, going without a defeat in eight league matches now (W3 D5 L0). Despite this, they still haven’t recorded back-to-back wins in the league this season.
  • Guus Hiddink is unbeaten in his last five competitive contests with Dutch compatriot Louis Van Gaal, winning four and drawing one.
  • The Chelsea boss has lost just one Premier League game in his 20 matches at the club (W13 D6 L1).

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