• Robin van Persie has now scored nine goals in his last eight Barclays Premier League appearances.
  • Chelsea could become the first team ever to win two Barclays Premier League games at Old Trafford versus Man Utd in a calendar year.
  • Manchester United have suffered 14 Premier League defeats against Chelsea; more than against any other side.
  • The Red Devils' win percentage against Chelsea in the Premier League is just 31%; their lowest figure against an opponent in the competition.
  • These two sides met five times in 2012/13 in all competitions, with Chelsea prevailing three times and losing just once.
  • Javier Hernandez has scored in six of his last nine appearances against Chelsea in all competitions.
  • Jose Mourinho has lost just two of his seven competitive games as a manager at Old Trafford (W3 D2 L2).
  • Wayne Rooney provided two assists as a substitute versus Swansea. This happened in the Premier League only twice in the whole of 2012-13 (Oscar & Hope Akpan).
  • A win in this game will ensure Chelsea have won their opening three league games in four of the last five seasons.
  • Juan Mata has scored in each of the last three Barclays Premier League games between Chelsea and Manchester United.