Manchester United v.s Chelsea – Preview

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The BIG one is on tonight when Man Utd welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford.

Both teams suffered defeat in midweek in the Champions League and both will be eager to bounce back a.s.a.p but who will come out tops?


As for the Blues they had Carvalho (ankle), Drogba (ankle) and Ballack (calf) out with injuries but the trio should still be able to make an apperance today in Manchester.Jose Mourinho said he was dissapointed to lose to Werder Bremen and even criticised Ballack for his poor performance against the German side, this is quite rare, usuallu Jose keeps his criticism on a personal level and not to the media.

Manchester United

Utd lost to Celtic in Glasgow the hometown of Fergie and it was a bitter lost especially since they could have at minimum gained a draw with a last minute penalty that would have assured them qualification from the group stages but now they have a task against Benfica.

Maybe both teams had tonight on their minds.

Sir Alex has a full healthy squad to choose from aside from long term injuries to Park (ankle) and Solskjaer (hamstring).

A win for Utd will see them lead the table ahead of Chelsea by 6 points and 15 from Arsenal who lost to Bolton last night.A win for Chelski would see them go joined top level on points with Fergie’s man although Utd does have a superior goal difference.


I feel Utd have been really solid at the back this season and they lead the league with the best offensive and defensive record, futhermore they are playing at home which has been their fotress
so i think it will be a Utd 2-1 win with Rooney and Drogba making their mark on the game.

However the most possible result is a dull draw.

Don’t put your money on my predictions though, i’ve never won 😉

By Matt

Matt is the owner and chief-editor of the Footy Blog, one of the UK's leading football news blogs.