The three most memorable Chelsea vs Manchester United matches

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Chelsea and Manchester United are two of the most successful clubs of the Premier League era. Both sides have wealthy owners, and so both have splashed record sums to bring in some of the best footballers in the world. Therefore, whenever these two sides come up against each other, fans get to see a great spectacle of football. 

And while Chelsea vs Man United matches always tend to be exciting, some football enthusiasts still like to mix Bet365 bonus code with their sporting experience to make everything more interesting. 

  1. Chelsea 4 Manchester United 0 (2016) 

This was Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea as the manager of Manchester United. It was quite a memorable match for the Portuguese boss for all the wrong reasons. 

The Blues had failed to make a good start in the Premier League but slowly they were getting into their stride. Antonio Conte’s men had stunned reigning champions Leicester City 3-0 before facing the Red Devils at Stamford Bridge. 

The home side found themselves ahead in the game after just 30 seconds through Pedro. Then, Gary Cahill extended their advantage in the 21st minute after United allowed Hazard’s corner to bounce in their box. 

Mourinho’s men failed to make a comeback and Chelsea further established their dominant position in the second half. Hazard found himself on the scoresheet with a precise 15-yard strike before N’Golo Kante made it 4-0 by the 70th minute. 

  1. Chelsea 3 Manchester United 0 (2006) 

This was one of the most memorable matches for Chelsea fans. Jose Mourinho’s side needed a point to secure their second successive Premier League title when they hosted Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in April 2006. However, the Blues claimed an emphatic victory to win the league crown in style. 

Chelsea made a brilliant start with William Gallas scoring the first goal in the fifth minute of the game. Joe Cole added another in the second half before Ricardo Carvalho also earned his name on the scoresheet to win the match in emphatic style. 

  1. Chelsea 1 Manchester United 1 (2008)

The 2008 Champions League final was a heart-breaking moment for Chelsea fans. The Blues came extremely close to landing the coveted trophy only to fail in the end. 

After topping their Champions League group, the Londoners defeated Olympiacos, Fenerbahce, and Liverpool to book a place in the final with Manchester United. At the Luzhniki Stadium, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side opened the scoring through Cristiano Ronaldo but Frank Lampard equalised before the interval. The Blues threatened to extend the scoreline, with Lampard and Didier Drogba both hitting the woodwork. The Ivorian striker was sent off for slapping Nemanja Vidic in the extra time. With the two teams locked at 1-1, the match went to penalties. Surprisingly, the most famous EPL top scorer Ronaldo missed his spot-kick, handing John Terry the opportunity to win the match for Chelsea. However, the great centre-back lost his footing as he went to kick the ball. Ryan Giggs converted his penalty before Edwin van der Sar denied Nicolas Anelka to win the game for United.