Chelsea v Manchester United – 10 Classic Games


Chelsea and Manchester United play the first of two clashes over three days as they meet each other in the Premier League and League Cup.

The Red Devils travel to Stamford Bridge this sunday, and are then there again on Wednesday for what could eb two great games.

And there have been plenty of classics between the two before, we've picked out 10 of the best.

Also Unibet has a great double header money back offer on for the two games, details HERE.

(10) Flo strikes twice in 3-3 Old Trafford classic (2000)

Chelsea considered themselves genuine title contenders heading into the 2000/1 season but just one win in their first six matches prior to facing United suggested otherwise. The Red Devils soon raced into a 3-1 first half lead but a double from lanky striker Tore Andre Flo ensured honours remained even, although it was the Red Devils who went on to lift the Premier League title.

(9) Chelsea 3 – 5 Manchester United (1998)

This game looked set to be one of the most embarrassing defeats in Chelsea’s history as an 74th minute Teddy Sheringham strike put United 5-0 up – however, the visitors then went missing as Ruud Gullit’s side nicked three goals back and left their fans wondering what could have been if they had another ten minutes to play with…

(8) United recover from 3-0 down to hasten Villas Boas’ departure (2012)

Last season’s Stamford Bridge clash was another classic with United recovering to snatch a point after giving their hosts a three goal head start. A pair of Wayne Rooney penalties and a late Javier Hernandez stunned Chelsea and hastened the departure of manager Andre Villas-Boas who left less than a month later. 

(7) Drogba’s extra time strike seals Chelsea’s fourth FA Cup win

This first FA Cup final at the new Wembley may not have been a classic final but try telling Chelsea fans that Didier Drogba’s classy stoppage time winner wasn’t a classic moment.

(6) United dominate Chelsea in easy FA Cup Final win (1994) 

Looking back now this FA Cup final win for United really should have been an early sign of their impending dominance with three goals in nine second-half minutes ensuring Sir Alex Ferguson’s men ran out easy 4-0 winners . The ease of Brian McClair’s stoppage time fourth summed up this mismatch as United claimed the first League and Cup double in their history. 

(5) Chelsea seal title victory with straight forward win (2006)

Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side sealed their second successive league title in convincing fashion with a 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge. Goals from William Gallas, Ricardo Carvalho and Joe Cole underlined the Blues’ dominance before a Wayne Rooney injury had England fans sweating on his fitness prior to the World Cup.

(4) United win sets up 19th League Title (2011)

Going into this game Chelsea knew nothing less than a win would prolong the title race but in truth they never really competed in this game. Goals from Javier Hernandez and Nemanja Vidic were enough to take United to the verge of their 19th League title despite a Frank Lampard consolation strike.

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(3) Chelsea 5 – 0 Manchester United (1999)

With United’s defence currently shipping goals against anyone they face their fans will no doubt be hoping that a repeat of 1999’s 5-0 Stamford Bridge doesn’t occur this Sunday. The Blues were in front after just 27 seconds through Gus Poyet in this embarrassing rout for United – even Jody Morris managed to get on the score sheet!

(2) Old Trafford win swings Title in Chelsea’s favour (2010)

This was another title decider with just a point separating these two heading into this Old Trafford clash. Goals from Joe Cole and Didier Drogba were enough to give Chelsea a crucial 2-1 win as Carlo Ancelotti’s side snatched the top spot and went on to win their fourth league title. Here are the Chelsea fans bouncing after taking the lead.

(1) John Terry slip gifts United their third European title

This is a moment in the rivalry that will never be forgotten by the two sets of fans. John Terry steps up to take a penalty that could take his side to their first Champions League win but a slip on the wet Moscow sod sees his shot hit the post and the rest, as they say, is history. 

Unibet has a great double header money back offer on for the two games, details HERE.