See the Opta stats as Chelsea and Man Utd meet in Sunday's Emirates FA Cup semi-final

Friday 17 Jul 2020
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard will be pitting their wits against each other on Sunday

Our second Emirates FA Cup semi-final takes place on Sunday evening, as Chelsea take on Manchester United at Wembley bidding for a place in the Heads Up FA Cup Final on Saturday 1 August.

Following on from Saturday's tie between Arsenal and Manchester City, it's another London v Manchester affair and also sees two former Cup winners from their playing days now leading their teams into the game aiming to add their first managerial honour.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lifted the Cup on two occasions at Old Trafford in 1999 and 2004, while Blues manager Frank Lampard doubled that number after landing helping Chelsea to the title in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Chelsea v Manchester United
  • Emirates FA Cup semi-final
  • 6pm BST, Sunday 19 July 2020
  • Wembley Stadium connected by EE
  • Live on BBC One and iPlayer in UK
  • Winners receive £1.8m from prize fund

Ahead of Sunday's game, take a closer look at some of the key stats from Opta from both this season and previously, courtesy of Opta.

- Chelsea have won 12 of their last 15 FA Cup semi-final matches, losing against Man Utd in 1996, Liverpool in 2006 and Man City in 2013 in that run.

- Manchester United have progressed from 15 of their last 17 FA Cup semi-final ties, losing on penalties against Everton in 2009, and losing 0-1 against Man City in 2011.

- Manchester United are playing in their 30th FA Cup semi-final – no side has ever played in more. They have reached the Final on 20 occasions, which is also a joint record (level with Arsenal for both).

- This is the fourth season in a row Chelsea and Man Utd have met in the FA Cup, with Chelsea winning in the quarter-final in 2016-17 and the Final in 2017-18, and Manchester United in the fifth round last season.

Eden Hazard scored the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 2018 Emirates FA Cup Final

- Chelsea have won four of their last five FA Cup ties against Manchester United, losing the most recent encounter last season.

- Manchester United have already beaten Chelsea three times this season (2x league, 1x League Cup). Only once has a team won four games against the Blues in a single season, with Man Utd doing so in 2010-11.

- This will be the ninth meeting between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium (old and new), making it the most played club fixture at the ground in history. Both sides have triumphed four times apiece in the previous matches, including three times via penalties (1 for Chelsea, 2 for Man Utd).

- When playing at the ground as a neutral venue, Man Utd have won seven of their last eight matches at Wembley Stadium, though they did lose their last such visit 0-1 v Chelsea in the 2018 FA Cup Final.

- Chelsea’s Ross Barkley has scored (3) or assisted (1) a goal in all four of his FA Cup appearances for the Blues this season.

- Odion Ighalo is Manchester United’s top scorer in the FA Cup this season (3). The Nigerian has scored four goals in his last five starts in the competition.

By FA Staff