Chelsea and Manchester United have played against each other 175 times in the last 112 years and while United lead the all-time series 72-50 (with 53 draws), the Blues have not lost to the Red Devils for 11 straight games.
It was the infamous Mark Clattenburg-game back in October 2012 that last saw a Manchester United triumph, with Chelsea mounting a two-goal comeback before Branislav Ivanović and, shockingly, Fernando Torres were both sent off and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored one of his many goals against Chelsea.
Perhaps in a twist of karmic justice, since then it’s been all Chelsea. Eleven games, six wins, five draws, 21 scored, 12 conceded (and 9 of those conceded goals came in 2012-13 alone).
Can we keep this streak going tonight in the FA Cup quarterfinal?
I don’t know who put together the brilliant video at the top, but it makes for some fun viewing.
Here are the 33 goals and 12 games featured:
2012.X.28 — Chelsea 2-3 Man Utd (PL)
G: Mata; Ramires — David Luiz (og); Van Persie; Hernández
Chelsea’s two-goal comeback gets Clattenburged.
2012.X.31 — Chelsea 5-4 Man Utd (LC; AET)
G: David Luiz, Cahill, Hazard, Sturridge, Ramires — Giggs (x2), Hernández, Nani
League Cup m-m-m-m-m-m-madness.
2013.III.10 — Man Utd 2-2 Chelsea (FA Cup, q/f)
G: Hazard, Ramires — Hernández, Rooney
Another two-goal comeback, this time at Old Trafford.
2013.IV.1 — Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd (FA cup, q/f replay)
Ba wins it early in the second half.
2013.V.5 — Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea (PL)
Mata wins it late; Rafael sent off after kicking David Luiz.
2013.VIII.26 — Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea (PL)
Jose goes with a false nine. One of KDB’s select few starts for Chelsea.
2014.I.19 — Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd (PL)
G: Eto’o (x3)
The “old man” proves that he’s still got it.
2014.X.26 — Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea (PL)
G: Drogba — Van Persie
Ivanović sent off for phantom foul, RvP scores equalizer from resulting free kick.
2015.IV.18 — Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd (PL)
Chelsea with one hand on the trophy.
2015.XII.28 — Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea (PL)
Hiddink saving Chelsea from relegation. Jose already rumored as new United boss.
2016.II.7 — Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd (PL)
G: Costa — Lingard
Costa finally gets to play against United, scores.
2016.X.23 — Chelsea 4-0 Man Utd (PL)
G: Pedro, Cahill, Hazard, Kanté