CHELSEA VS MANCHESTER UNITED BIG MATCH: PREVIEW:
European Champions Chelsea will face their bitter rivals Manchester United this Sunday in Barclay’s Premier League.
Chelsea are to a flying start of the campaign with 7 victories and 1 draw so far and is currently at top of the table. Chelsea’s home form has been brilliant so far and they have picked up maximum points from their 4 home games. Their only drop points of the season were away to QPR. Chelsea have managed to keep 2 clean sheets so far at home and have conceded only 3 goals in 4 matches at home. Chelsea have the joint best defensive record in Premier league; they have conceded only 6 goals in 8 matches. Chelsea have picked up 12 points from their last 4 games. Chelsea have not defeated Manchester United in their last 5 meetings in all competitions.
Chelsea suffered a blow of Frank Lampard’s injury during this week, Lampard will be out for 2 weeks due to calf injury, Ramires and Mikel are likely to start as holding midfielders, with Hazard, Mata and Oscar as the attacking trio of midfield and Torres leading the attack upfront. John Terry is still suspended; David Luiz and Gary Cahill will continue their services as Centre Backs with Ivanovic and Ashley Cole on fullback positions.
Manchester United have the best attack in Barclay’s Premier League so far with 21 goals in 8 matches averaging over 2 goals per match, but their main problem so far this is their defense, they have conceded 11 goals so far this season with only 2 clean sheets, both at Old Trafford. Manchester United are unbeaten in last 5 matches against Chelsea. Manchester United’s away record is very good so far this season; they have won 3 out of their 4 matches away from home and lost to Everton in their opening fixture of the season. Manchester united have scored 8 goals away from home averaging 2 per game.
Manchester United fans suffered a blow in midweek clash against Braga, when Shinji Kagawa was substituted on half time due to knee injury, but there are also some good news for Manchester United in terms of injuries. Ashley Young is back from his knee injury and Chris Smalling is also fit to play, but Sir Alex Ferguson won’t give him start due to lack of match fitness. Rio Ferdinand and Johnny Evans will continue their services as Centre Backs, with Rafael and Evra as Fullbacks. Carrick and Scholes are likely to start as central midfielders, with Valencia on wing. Rooney, Van Persie and Welbeck are likey to start as strikers, but Alex Ferguson can give Hernandez start because of his performance in midweek and his goal scoring record against Chelsea. Phil Jones and Nemanja Vidic are still out due to knee injuries.
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