Chelsea will be looking to record a rare victory over Manchester United when the pair meet at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues failed to beat United last season but victory on Sunday would see Frank Lampard’s side strike an early advantage over one of their top four rivals.

Ahead of the meeting in the North West, we take a look at the facts and figures from previous meetings between these two sides as we provide a summary in numbers.

2 – The last two meetings of these two sides in the English Premier League have ended in draws

43 – Marcos Alonso’s 43rd-minute goal at Old Trafford in April rescued a point for Chelsea in a 1-1 draw

2013 – Chelsea last won at Old Trafford in May 2013 when Juan Mata’s late goal helped The Blues to a 1-0 win

1 – A mistake from Manchester United number one David de Gea handed Marcos Alonso his equaliser for Chelsea at Old Trafford last season

16 – There have been 16 yellow cards issued in the last three meetings between these two sides

6 – Chelsea finished last season six points ahead of Manchester United in the English Premier League table

4 -The Blues have not beaten Manchester United in any of their last four English Premier League meetings

16 – In May’s 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, Chelsea had 16 attempts on goal, nine more than the home side

0 – The first meeting of these two sides in Manchester ended goalless back in 1905

1968 – Chelsea’s biggest margin of victory at Old Trafford came in 1968 when they were 4-0 winners in an old Division One fixture

Chelsea’s latest trip to Old Trafford is scheduled to kick-off at 4.30pm on Sunday afternoon and the match will be screened live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League channels.

About Author

I am Dan Pentland football writer and reporter at various levels including the English Football League, FA Women's Super League and in UEFA and FIFA affiliated competitions. In May 2015, I completed my childhood dream of visiting all 92 Football League grounds. Follow me on Twitter @DanPentlandpcuk

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