With Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United set to clash in an intriguing Premier League contest at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, we take a look back at five of the most thrilling encounters between these two great enemies from down the years.
Chelsea 5-0 Manchester United – Premier League, October 3 1999
Few neutrals saw this result coming, especially as the then Premier League and European champions were on a long unbeaten run stretching back to the previous December, lasting 29 games, during which time Sir Alex Ferguson’s men had gone on to win a record-breaking Treble.
The home side made an electric start when Uruguay midfielder Gus Poyet opened the scoring after only 27 seconds at Stamford Bridge, and thereafter the goals just continued coming.
England international Chris Sutton then got his first-ever goal for his new team following his recent £10m move from Glasgow Celtic and when that strike was swiftly followed by Nicky Butt’s dismissal just before the break, there was only ever going to be one winner.
And further goals after the break from Poyet again, a Henning Berg own goal and Jody Morris rounded off what was an unforgettable afternoon for fans of the west London club.