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CHELSEA VS MAN UNITED

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 2:00 AM

CHELSEA (4-2-3-1)

COURTOIS,

IVANOVIC, ZOUMA, TERRY, AZPLICUETA,

FABREGAS, MATIC,

WILLIAN, OSCAR, PEDRO,

COSTA

ROONEY,

MARTIAL, MATA, LINGARD,

FELLAINI, CARRICK,

BORTHWICK-JACKSON, BLIND, SMALLING, DARMIAN,

DE GEA

MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1)

Two teams who have underperformed this season meet at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea have already lost four games in the Barclays Premier League; they were last beaten in five at home back in the 1995-96 season.

But their record at home against Manchester United is good; they have been beaten just once in their last 13 meetings at Chelsea. And overall, the Blues have won 10 and drawn eight of their 23 clashes at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last four home league games against United, but they have drawn their last three, against Everton (3-3), West Bromwich Albion (2-2) and Watford (2-2).

On Tuesday, United beat Stoke City 3-0 when Wayne Rooney scored his 99th Premier League goal at Old Trafford. The victory keeps United in fifth place, five points behind struggling Arsenal.

And a day later, Chelsea were held to a 0-0 draw at Watford, maintaining interim coach Guus Hiddink's unbeaten record since replacing Jose Mourinho, extended now to eight games.

Chelsea, who are now in 13th place - their highest position since the opening day of the season - left Eden Hazard on the bench at Watford and he could feature while Alexandre Pato, signed on loan from Corinthians in Brazil, could also feature.

Radamel Falcao is still missing for Chelsea while Loic Remy undergoes a test.

Phil Jones and Bastian Schweinsteiger were absent against Stoke and undergo tests ahead of the trip to London but United are still without Rojo Marcos, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young.