Meeting for the second time in the space of a month, Chelsea and Manchester United are once again preparing to clash at Stamford Bridge for the right to set up an FA Cup semifinal against Manchester City.
With their Premier League campaign in considerably worse shape than the Red Devils’, Rafa Benitez’s side will be the more desperate of the two to make something of their competition run.
These two sides have met 10 times in the FA Cup since 1908, with Manchester United triumphing on eight of those occasions and the Blues earning progression past their domestic rivals just twice.
Although the English game might be going through a rough patch of late, both United and Chelsea remain two of the sport’s biggest powers. They will need their stars to perform if they’re to come out on top of this encounter—the key battles of which are detailed ahead.