Five of the best: Man Utd v Chelsea

By Munir Sulaiman 6 Dec 2023
Chelsea v Man Utd

Ahead of their match on Wednesday, we take a look back at some memorable meetings from the past

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Fans could be treated to an early Christmas cracker on Wednesday given the history of memorable contests between Manchester United and Chelsea in the Premier League.

There has been little to separate either team over the years, with both teams winning 18 of their 62 Premier League meetings.

In that time there have been plenty of goals and unforgettable moments, and we've picked out five of the very best.

Man Utd 2-0 Chelsea, April 2017

This match produced one of the most famous man-marking displays by a Premier League player. Ander Herrera was given the unenviable task of marking a prime Eden Hazard, and not only did the Spaniard nullify the Chelsea star's threat, he also created the opener and scored the second.

Chelsea 4-0 Man Utd, Oct 2016

Jose Mourinho's return to his former club got off to the worst possible start, as his Man Utd side found themselves a goal down with only 30 seconds played. Chelsea were relentless in this match-up, which was wrapped up by N'Golo Kante's brilliant solo effort.

Chelsea 3-3 Man Utd, Feb 2012

Chelsea were seemingly in control of this match, taking a 3-0 lead, with Juan Mata scoring the pick of the goals with a brilliant volley. However, Man Utd dug deep and found a way back courtesy of two Wayne Rooney penalties and a late Chicharito header.

Man Utd 3-3 Chelsea, Sep 2000

Another six-goal thriller makes this list, with Claudio Ranieri's first match in charge of Chelsea one to remember. A thunderous volley from Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was matched by a trademark Paul Scholes strike, before Teddy Sheringham and David Beckham put United 3-1 ahead. Tore Andre Flo grabbed his first on the stroke of half-time, and the Norwegian scored again to earn the Blues a point.

Chelsea 5-0 Man Utd, Oct 1999

Man Utd arrived at Stamford Bridge having not lost in 29 Premier League matches, but their run would come to a dramatic end. Gus Poyet, who would net twice in this match, headed Chelsea in front with a minute played. Things got worse for the visitors when Nicky Butt was sent off, while Henning Berg put through his own net. Jody Morris struck late on to complete the rout.

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