Plotting the Manchester United-Chelsea Rivalry Since the Glazers

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Plotting the Manchester United-Chelsea Rivalry Since the Glazers
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Chelsea host Manchester United on Sunday in a crucial Premier League contest, with the Blues looking to continue their title challenge. Meanwhile, United are hoping to rope themselves back into Champions League qualification contention with a confidence-boosting three points at Stamford Bridge.

When the two teams met earlier in the season at Old Trafford, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho famously opted for a striker-less formation and seemed more than content to walk away with a 0-0 draw. But since then, many other sides have exposed the cracks in David Moyes’ United lineup, and Chelsea will surely set out with more attacking intent this Sunday.

What is less certain, however, is whether either of the clubs' owners will be in attendance. It has been nearly 11 years since Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea, and it has been nine years since the Glazers controversially completed their United takeover.

Over the years, the two owners have overseen their respective clubs in markedly different ways. In this article, we will analyse all 25 meetings between United and Chelsea since the Glazers took over, looking at matters both on and off the pitch for the two clubs.

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