LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28:  Javier Hernandez of Manchester United celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on October 28, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

7 of the Best Clashes Between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge

​This weekend Louis van Gaal takes his Manchester United side to Chelsea for the first time.

A fiery encounter is expected and if it can match any of these classic ties we will all be in for a treat...

7. Chelsea 3-0 Manchester United, April 2006

​Chelsea needed just a point against United, in what was their final home game of the season, to clinch their second consecutive Premier League title and Mourinho's second in as many years.

The game turned out to be a routine win, with goals from centre backs William Gallas and Ricardo Carvalho on either side of a fantastic solo effort by Joe Cole. The game will also be remembered for Wayne Rooney's injury, which threatened his participation in Euro 2006.

6. Chelsea 3-5 Manchester United, January 1998

This interesting tie came in the third round of the 1998 FA Cup, with holders Chelsea hosting reigning Premier League champions Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

The Red Devils shocked their opponents by racing into an unanswered five goal lead, with David Beckham and Andy Cole both getting two​ goals apiece, but the home side rallied towards the end and exited the cup honourably by scoring three times against Fergie's side.

5. Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United, April 2008

​This famous win for Chelsea put them level on points with United at the top of the Premier League table in April 2008. This game, also known as "the Battle of Stamford Bridge", saw players and staff from both sides clash at the end of the game.

On the pitch, Michael Ballack's goal sandwiched a strike from Wayne Rooney, with his late penalty contentiously awarded following a Michael Carrick handball. United had the last laugh though as they were to pip their rivals to both the league title and the Champions League when the sides met in Moscow. 

4. Chelsea 2-3 Manchester United, October 2012

​Sir Alex Ferguson's last ever visit to Stamford Bridge was a very happy one indeed as his side took all three points at the end of a classic encounter between the two Premier League giants.

United had raced into a two goal lead, but the home side balanced the scores through Juan Mata and Ramires. Yet, as it so often does between these two, the game got feisty and both Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres saw red before Javier Hernandez scored a late winner to down the 9-man Chelsea. 

3. Chelsea 5-4 Manchester United, October 2012

​Just three days after the exciting league clash, the two teams produced an even bigger goal fest in the second round of the League Cup. After 90 minutes the game had finished all square at 3-3 between the teams, both of whom were featuring several fringe players.

Having not been in front once during the entire game, the Blues then took the initiative in extra time and raced into a two goal lead to make it 5-3. They then managed to hold on for the win, despite a second goal of the game from Ryan Giggs. 

2. Chelsea 5-0 Manchester United, October 1999

​Although United would go on to win the league this season, this October afternoon at Stamford Bridge represented the lowest point of their campaign as they were torn apart by Gianluca Vialli's Chelsea.

A brace from Gus Poyet, plus strikes from Chris Sutton, Jody Morris and a Henning Berg own goal put an end to the Red Devils's 29 game unbeaten run. With Massimo Taibi in goal, the Blues should have felt disappointed to have only managed five goals that day.

1. Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United, February 2012

​A typically tight affair from a few years ago saw United come back from three goals down to leave West London with a hard-fought point. Chelsea, under the helm of Andres Villas-Boas were in dream land just after half time, following a Jonny Evans own goal, Juan Mata volley and David Luiz deflected effort.

In typically Ferguson fashion though the reigning champions fought back through two Wayne Rooney penalties and that man again, Javier Hernandez, became the visitor's hero with an 84th minute equalizer.