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Man United v Chelsea: Preview, Likely Team & Predicted Score

It all comes down to this. The title will be basically decided on this one game. A win or draw for United and league title no.19 is on its way to Old Trafford. If Chelsea prevail, it is difficult to see us recovering to regain the title. Not impossible but the momentum would certianly be with the Londoners.

The loss to Arsenal last week has offered Chelsea a glimmer of hope as they now sit just three points behind us in the league. A win would see them go level on points with United, although we would maintain a slight advantage in the goal difference, barring a disaster.

The point is Chelsea have nothing to lose, which makes them dangerous. Only a win will do for them whereas a draw would suit us fine. Expect Chelsea to arrive with the kitchen sink and throw it at us early doors.

Ancelotti is missing only Jose Bosingwa for the match, while Yury Zhirkov is a doubt. Neither player would have been likely to start the match.

The Chelsea manager’s most pressing concern is whether to start misfiring Spaniard Fernando Torres alongside Didier Drogba in the London side’s most crucial match of the season. He shouldn’t, of course, but it all depends on how much pressure is applied by Abramovich. He may also be swayed by Torres’s decent record against United.

We shouldn’t fear them though, far from it. Our home form has been near impeccable this season, having remained unbeaten. Similarly, we were by far the better side in both legs in the Champions League quarter final, having beaten them home and away. They will be hungry and aggressive but we are the better side.

Fergie’s altered selection against Schalke, in what was an impressive win, would suggest that we can expect near enough the same side which started those two Champions League encounters against the Londoners. I would expect the team read something like:

Van Der Sar, Fabio, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Park, Giggs, Carrick, Valencia, Rooney, Hernandez.

It may differ slightly but this selection won’t be far away. It is important that Hernandez starts for me as he will play on the last shoulder and keep them honest. I also think he would have the measure of John Terry with his movement and pace. If picked Vanencia and Park’s industry would allow our full backs to get forward, whilst also provide some cutting edge themselves, particularly the Ecuadorian.

Chelsea will come after us; because they have to. We need to keep the ball and more importantly our composure. We are one game away from winning the league. Lets go out and prove we are worthy champions.


Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea

Submitted by Glory Glory Man Utd



  1. olumide

    May 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    this a big chance 4 chelsea if they can win…

  2. denice ansah

    May 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    chealsea is going 2 win with one goal from the striker torres.

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  4. akogun samson olusesan

    May 7, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    i see chelsea winning manchester united by 2 goals to nil

  5. number one blue fan

    May 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    i agree with the 2 : 0 ficory to chelsea with torres to get one and luiz to get the first like he did the first game at the bridge.

    • Gill [In Nigeria]

      May 8, 2011 at 6:26 am

      Blue is d colour all d way that’s y
      the sky is blue and the sea blue.
      blue !blue!! blue!!!

    • kingkennyRules

      May 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      torres is likely to be dropped, chelski will play the 4 3 3 formation. he might come as sub but not start

  6. number one blue fan

    May 7, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    i do agree with the 2 : 0 victory to chelsea with torres to get one and luiz to get the first like he did at the bridge but im expecting a very hard game from united. also bin ladin replacement should bomb old trafford after we beat them tomorrow.

    • kingkennyRules

      May 8, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      come on it’s only football

  7. number one blue fan

    May 7, 2011 at 9:01 pm


  8. Chris

    May 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    3-2 chelsea. Torres with the first. Someone like Luiz with the second and Drogba with an incredible goal for the third where he takes the ball in possession down a third of the field to score. Then we hold our breath to see if they can hold on from the 75 minute mark on….

  9. gary

    May 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Chelsea have gained 12 points on Man-U this year, they are in the ascendancy. Their only fear at Old Trafford is a bad decision by an under-pressure referee. It could spoil one of football’s greatest comebacks.

  10. Abimbola

    May 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    i kn wit the movement of rooney through the midfield an d composure of harnadez upfront,united have the edge over lazy blue

  11. philip

    May 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm


  12. Dorino(tunde leo)

    May 7, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Chelsea is certain to triumph by beatin manureUcheated on their own turf,with a scoreline of 3-1.drogba to score first and third while torres scores the second for chelsea…upblues!!!

  13. Jerome

    May 8, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Chelsea is ready and hundred percent physically fit to take over MAN U on their derby match on sunday,if only refree will let the game flow on till 90 minute.

  14. tosin

    May 8, 2011 at 8:00 am

    i believe d blue can overtake d red devil by 2 goes to nil.

  15. Adeniran Abubakar

    May 8, 2011 at 8:54 am

    man utd know what it takes to win league nd dey have it, so be expectin somtin gud 4rm utd.

  16. Ngene ifeanyichukwu Man u

    May 8, 2011 at 10:15 am

    We Utd fans know wat it takes 2win d match.mcu 1-0 chelsea.i pray God wil see us througt.Nani,Js park,Roney.1 must score.

  17. Michael Masters

    May 8, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Chelsea win all day long the score will be chelsea 2 man u 1 come on you BLUES

  18. Maiyo

    May 8, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Blue are going 2-1.

  19. Maiyo

    May 8, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Blues are going to score 2-1, Torres and Maluda are scorers.

  20. sid

    May 8, 2011 at 11:37 am

    of course. CHELSEA is going to win by 3-0……BEST OF LUCK BLUES.

  21. Jide salako

    May 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    All man u fans don’t talk 2 any chelsea guyz becus man u is winning 2 day man u is d best club so far let tell d blues 2 keep short.

  22. Jide salako

    May 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Man u 2 chelsea 1.

  23. Olamilekan

    May 8, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Insha allah man united is winning

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