Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that Chris Smalling (knee), Phil Jones (foot) and Juan Mata (groin) will not play again this month. Goalkeeper David De Gea is available. Wayne Rooney (ankle) and Ashley Young (groin) are doubtful after not travelling for United’s midweek UEFA Europa League match. Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says he has “one or two” players to check on but that overall his squad is in good shape.
Manchester United are without a win in eight Premier League matches against Chelsea (D4 L4); their longest ever winless streak against an opponent in the competition. Antonio Conte is looking become the fourth Chelsea manager to record a PL double over the Red Devils, after Glenn Hoddle in 1993/94, Jose Mourinho in 2004/05 and Carlo Ancelotti in 2009/10.
Man Utd’s current 21-match unbeaten run is the joint-10th longest streak without defeat in the history of the Premier League. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been directly involved in 18 goals in his last 17 Premier League appearances (13 goals, 5 assists).
Via Premier League Official Site.