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Chelsea v Manchester United in numbers

Published 22/10/2016

Jose Mourinho led Chelsea to three Premier League titles
Jose Mourinho led Chelsea to three Premier League titles

Chelsea host Manchester United on Sunday, when former Blues boss Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the numbers around the Premier League fixture.

2 - Last season's Premier League matches between the sides were both draws, with only two goals scored after Diego Costa netted a stoppage-time equaliser to deny United victory at Stamford Bridge in February.

3 - Mourinho guided Chelsea to the Premier League title three times, in 2004-05, 2005-06 and again after coming back to the west London club in 2014-15.

5 - United and Chelsea played five times during the 2010-11 campaign, which included the FA Community Shield and two Champions League ties as the Red Devils progressed to the semi-finals.

6 - There were six yellow cards, four to United, when the teams played out a goalless draw at Old Trafford in the Premier League last season on December 28, which brought an end to a run of four straight defeats for Louis van Gaal's side

116 - Chelsea forward Didier Drogba was sent off after 116 minutes of the 2008 Champions League final against United in Moscow, which ended 1-1 after extra time. The Red Devils went on to win following a penalty shoot-out but only following a slip by Blues skipper John Terry as he stepped up for what would have been the winning kick.

1907 - Chelsea first played United in 1907, having won promotion to the old First Division two seasons after the club's formation. United went on to lift the title.

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