Manchester United will be hoping Cristiano Ronaldo scores his first Premier League goal against Chelsea later today.
With 799 career goals to his name, the 36-year-old is arguably the greatest goalscorer to have traveled the planet.
But Ronaldo’s record against the Blues is undoubtedly his worst scoring comeback against any club he has faced on multiple occasions.
In 15 matches against London, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has only one goal to his name.
That goal was a stunning header in the 2008 Champions League final in Moscow, where Ronaldo hung in the air, to plant a Wes Brown cross in front of Petr Cech.
United went on to win that famous penalty shootout final, in which Ronaldo saw his stuttering kick saved by the Czech Republic stopper.
But with United of 2021 already 12 points behind league leaders, interim manager Michael Carrick needs his former teammate to break new ground against Thomas Tuchel’s men.
Ronaldo is known to be the ultimate big game player, especially in the clutch moments.
Against the other historically bigger teams in Spain, aside from his former club Real Madrid, which are Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Villarreal and Valencia, Ronaldo has scored 102 goals in 128 games (Transfer market).
Against big European clubs, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund, Ronaldo has scored 26 goals in 24 games.
All the great teams he has faced, he has passed them to the sword, but not Chelsea.
The only other side that Ronaldo has struggled to have similar goal cheer against is Liverpool.
In 13 games against our fierce rivals, Ronaldo has found the back of the net three times.
But in those matches, Ronaldo has a winning record with eight wins, four losses and one draw, including a Champions League final win with Real Madrid.
While against Chelsea, Ronaldo has a loss record against the Roman
Side belonging to Abramovich.
Ronaldo won five, drew four, but lost six to Chelsea, including the 1-0 defeat in the 2007 FA Cup final.
With 10 Premier League games under his belt against Chelsea, I hope this is the 11th time Ronaldo has been lucky on Sunday night and his goalscoring exploits have given us three points.
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