Luke Shaw battles with Chelsea winger Willian

United v Chelsea: 10 pre-match stats

Manchester United welcome top-four rivals Chelsea to Old Trafford on Sunday in the Premier League.

The Reds are looking for a win that will boost our hopes of Champions League football next season while Chelsea have struggled on the road this campaign.

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We have played Chelsea on 182 previous occasions, winning 75, drawing 54 and losing 53 of those encounters.

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In the Premier League, we have hosted Chelsea 26 times and have lost just six of those meetings. The Reds have won 10 and drawn 10 of the previous clashes.

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We’ve won our last two Premier League home games against Chelsea and haven’t lost to the Blues at Old Trafford since 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson’s penultimate home game as manager.

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Draws have been a rarity in this fixture in recent years - there has been just one in the last eight meetings in all competitions between the sides.

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Maurizio Sarri is the 16th Italian manager United have come up against in our history, and the ninth we’ve faced in the Premier League. He is also the fifth Italian to manage Chelsea against United.

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Ole has faced London sides on seven occasions since taking charge of the team in December. Under his watch, United have won six and lost one of those encounters.

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If Luke Shaw starts against Chelsea it will be the 39th time he has been selected from the off in all competitions this season, as many starts as he made in the previous three years combined.

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Should Juan Mata feature on Sunday, he would play on his birthday for the first time since 2013, when he lined up for Chelsea in a 2-0 win over Swansea City.

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Of the seven games Chelsea have faced away to top-half teams in the Premier League this season, they have won just one (against Watford) and lost the other six.

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