Few hours to the fifth round fixtures of the English FA Cup at Stamford Bridge, FANS ALIVE AFRICA looks at the past records of the teams involved and their current forms to help you decide the way the pendulum could swing, all things been equal.
Chelsea have had the better of their clashes in recent years and United will be eager to return to winning ways against the west Londoners at Stamford Bridge this evening.
Not forgetting the fact that Manchester United lost its last match against PSG at the Old Trafford while Chelsea recorded an away win in its last match at the Europa Cup, suggesting that both will be coming to today’s game with different motivation.
Both teams have won FA Cup 20 times, With Chelsea winning the cup eight times and Manchester United twelve times.
It is also pertinent to note that the two coaches; Maurizio Sarri and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer are new in the clubs and new to each other.
Head to Head from the past meetings in the last decade:
Chelsea 1 Man United 0 – FA Cup quarter-final, March 2017
Man United 2 Chelsea 2 – FA Cup quarter-final, March 2013
Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney put United in control after just 11 minutes but Chelsea came back in the second half and forced a replay thanks to Eden Hazard and Ramires.
Chelsea 1 Man United 0 – FA Cup quarter-final replay, April 2013
Demba Ba bagged the winner just after half-time but Chelsea lost in the semi-finals to Manchester City.
Chelsea 1 Man United 0 – FA Cup final, May 2007
Chelsea won the trophy thanks to Didier Drogba who scored an extra-time winner in the first FA Cup final to be played at the new Wembley Stadium.