EPL Preview: Manchester United vs Chelsea |H2H|Player Analysis| Prediction
Manchester United will try to end the Premier League season on a high as they take on FA Cup finalists Chelsea at Old Trafford. Ralf Ragnick’s United have already had a torrid season and will try to end on high as new boss Erik ten Hag prepares to take over in summer, with no hopes of Champions League football. Opposition Chelsea will also have a firm initiative as they are yet to guarantee a place in the top four and will try to seal it.
Head to head
Over the years both Manchester United and Chelsea have shared a great rivalry that has reached a Champions League final as well, they shared a golden period of Premier League rivalry during the days of Sir Alex Ferguson. Over the years the two teams have met on 59 occasions with not much separating the two. The Red Devils have won on 17 occasions while Chelsea edges them on 18 wins, with 24 meetings ending in stalemate in the Premier League era.
Man Utd dominate recent head-to-head
Interestingly, it’s been more than four years since Chelsea managed to beat United in the Premier League. A 1-0 win in November 2017, thanks to a winner from Alvaro Morata was the last time Chelsea triumphed over the Reds. May 2013 was the last time Chelsea won at Old Trafford, thanks to a winner from Juan Mata, who is a United player now.
Last 5 Results
|28 Nov 2021||Chelsea v Manchester United||1-1||Premier League|
|28 Feb 2021||Chelsea v Manchester United||0-0||Premier League|
|24 Oct 2020||Manchester United v Chelsea||0-0||Premier League|
|19 Jul 2020||Manchester United v Chelsea||1-3||FA Cup|
|17 Feb 2020||Chelsea v Manchester United||0-2||Premier League|
Player Analysis|Cristiano Ronaldo vs Timo Werner
Although United have been struggling for the entire season, Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t failed to make a mark on his PL return. He recently crossed the 100 PL goals tally with a hat-trick against Norwich City and was missing from the team due to family issues. In 27 PL matches so far, he has 16 goals and scored a century of goals in La Liga, Premier League, and Serie A. Alongside goals, he also has three assists to his name.
The Chelsea Player of the Year last term, Mason Mount has been a bright prospect who is still an unfinished product. Mount has 10 PL goals this season and nine assists which make him the most efficient player in the Chelsea squad. The Englishman has the ability to turn the game on its head and could be a vital weapon with his pace and dribbling abilities. Mount is the Chelsea player to be in double figures for the amount of PL goals scored this season.
One of the best rivalries in English football
The teams have also famously met on multiple occasions including a Champions League final in 2008 and an FA Cup final in 2018. The two unparalleled rivals will be out to prove their points with attention already turning to what could be a busy summer for both teams. Chelsea’s ownership issues also have created a dark cloud of uncertainty, United are already underway with their plans after appointing Ten Hag.
Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea