Opta Stats: Manchester United v Chelsea

5May 2013

England - Premier League

 

The newly crowned Premier League title winners Manchester United play host to a Chelsea side that are in need of points to qualify for the Champions League. Opta have all the stats.

 

Manchester United are unbeaten in four Barclays Premier League meetings with Chelsea (W3 D1), their best run against them since December 1998 (five). United are 2.22 to add another win to their tally.

 

The last six clashes between the Red Devils and the Blues in all competitions have seen 29 goals scored at an average of 4.8 goals per game. Over 4.5 goals is available at 5.5.

 

Javier Hernandez has scored in six of his last eight meetings with Chelsea in all competitions. The Mexican is 2.4 to find the net.

 

Sir Alex Ferguson's side have lost more games (13) and conceded more goals (55) against Chelsea than versus any other side in the Premier League. Chelsea are 3.55 to win the game.

 

The Blues have only managed one clean sheet in their last 17 league trips to Old Trafford (3-0 in December 2001). Manchester United are 1.2 to score against Chelsea.

 

After a run of 10 competitive games without a goal for Manchester United, Premier League top scorer Robin van Persie has netted six in his last four. Van Persie is 2.05 to find the net.

 

Always assuming three points for a win, no team in English top-flight history has ever finished outside the top four having won 65 or more points after 34 games (as Chelsea do now). Chelsea are 1.24 to finish in the top four.

 

Man Utd have scored in 66 successive home games, a Premier League record. United are 2.94 to score in both halves.

 

David De Gea is the only regular Premier League keeper to have made more punches (23) than catches (21) this season. De Gea is 3.7 to keep a clean sheet.

 

Manchester United have hit the woodwork a league-high 22 times this season, while no team has struck the bar/post fewer times than Chelsea (five). Chelsea are 6.0 to win to nil.

 

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