Man Utd vs Chelsea last five H2Hs: Is another draw on the cards?

The Man Utd vs Chelsea last five H2Hs may not have been title deciders or cup finals like yesteryear but they have remained as competitive as ever. The next Man Utd vs Chelsea H2H takes place on Wednesday 6th of December at Old Trafford with the hosts sat in 7th and the visitors 10th in the Premier League. Pressure is mounting on both managers which makes this one a must-watch clash due to the potential ramifications involved.

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Four of the last five Man Utd vs Chelsea H2Hs have ended as a draw – Photo by Icon sport

Man Utd vs Chelsea H2H record

Man Utd vs Chelsea is one of the oldest fixtures in English football and the first meeting between the two sides took place on Christmas Day in 1905. Although that match was a bore 0-0 draw, there have been plenty of classics in the 192 games since including the Champions League final in 2008.

  • Man Utd Wins: 82
  • Draws: 56
  • Chelsea Wins: 55

Although the fixture has always been a feisty one, things certainly went up a gear or two after Chelsea were bought by Roman Abromabic in 2003. Jose Mourinho's Chelsea wrestled control away from Sir Alex Ferguson and Man Utd from 2004-06 before Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney returned United to the top of English football in 2007.

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Can Bruno Fernandes help Man Utd to bounce back? – Photo by Icon sport

Man Utd vs Chelsea last five H2Hs

Chelsea 0-0 Man Utd – 28th February 2021

In February 2021, Chelsea played Man Utd behind closed doors at Stamford Bridge. United had an outside shot of the title going into the match but needed a win to retain any hope of catching Man City while Chelsea were pushing for a top-four finish. The Reds controversially had a penalty denied by VAR while Chelsea nearly won it through Hakim Ziyech. After the goalless draw, United finished 2nd in the Premier League and Chelsea finished 4th.

Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd – 28th November 2021

Fans were back at Stamford Bridge for the next Chelsea vs Man Utd H2H but the end result was the same with the two teams sharing the points. Michael Carrick was in temporary charge of the Reds after Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's sacking and his side took an unlikely lead via Jadon Sancho before Jorginho levelled the score from the penalty spot.

Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea – 28th April 2022

Later on in the 2021/22 season, Man Utd and Chelsea played out another 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. United's faint hopes of finishing inside the top four ended on the night with the Reds needing a win to retain any hope of playing Champions League football in 22/23. Marcos Alonso put the visitors ahead in the 60th minute before Cristiano Ronaldo equalised minutes later.

Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd – 22nd October 2022

The third consecutive 1-1 draw and fifth consecutive draw between Chelsea and Man Utd took place in October 2022. Graham Potter and Erik Ten Hags tenures were in their infancy and the match wasn't the most memorable before it sprung into life late on. Jorginho thought he'd won it for Chelsea from the penalty spot in the 87th minute but a stunning header from Casemiro in stoppage time rescued a point for United.

Man Utd 4-1 Chelsea – 25th May 2023

The most recent Man Utd vs Chelsea H2H took place at the end of the 2022/23 season. Frank Lampard was back in temporary charge at Chelsea while Ten Hag's United were preparing for the FA Cup final. Despite a bright start, Chelsea succumbed to a 4-1 defeat with United's goals coming from Casemiro, Martial, Fernandes and Rashford. The result helped the Reds to a third-place finish in the Premier League while Chelsea finished way down in 12th.

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Casemiro celebrates scoring the opener in the last Man Utd vs Chelsea match – Photo by Icon sport

Potential MVP – Cole Palmer

The news coming out of the Man Utd camp coming into this match makes for bleak reading if you are a United fan with rumours suggesting that Erik Ten Hag has lost the faith of his players. Chelsea, meanwhile, have a spring in their step after a hard-fought win over Brighton and will smell blood at Old Trafford. One man who has played a shining role for the Blues so far is Cole Palmer and he will relish his return to Manchester on Wednesday.

Palmer came through the ranks at Manchester City but was a boyhood Man Utd fan so will be excited about the prospect of playing at Old Trafford. The 21-year-old has four goals and four assists in all competitions so far this season and will certainly start the match after being rested against Brighton.

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Cole Palmer was a Man Utd fan as a child – Photo by Icon sport

Key trend

Looking at the Man Utd vs Chelsea last five H2Hs, four of them have been draws which tell us how evenly matched these two teams are. A repeat of United's 4-1 win at Old Trafford last season is highly unlikely given how poorly the Reds are currently playing and we can see yet another 1-1 draw occurring on Wednesday night. For more in-depth tips, check out our detailed Man Utd vs Chelsea prediction.


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Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.