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Chelsea vs Man Utd: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

First meets second as Chelsea play Man Utd on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. Here’s a preview with team news, likely line-ups and predicted score for the game.

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Chelsea play Manchester United on Sunday as first meets second at Stamford Bridge for what could be a defining game in this seasons title race.

The Blues currently hold a four-point lead over United and victory would open the gap over Sir Alex Ferguson’s side to seven points. However, a win for the visitors would put them within a point of the early season pace-setters.

Chelsea go into the game off the back of Tuesday’s disappointing 2-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, while United had to come from 2-down to beat Braga 3-2 at Old Trafford.

United will hope to improve upon their recent record at Stamford Bridge having won just once in their previous 12 visits.

Team News

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo will once again have to make do without captain John Terry as the defender continues to serve his four-game domestic ban.

Midfielder Frank Lampard will also miss the clash after being ruled out for around two weeks after aggravating a calf strain against Shakhtar in midweek.

Manchester United will be without Shinji Kagawa after the midfielder was ruled out for three to four weeks due with a knee injury.

Chris Smalling is back training but is likely to be on the bench at best this weekend. Phil Jones is also close to making a first team return and is due back in full training in around 10 days time.

Striker Javier Hernandez is pushing for a start after his match-winning performance against Braga but Fergie is expected to play Robin van Persie up front on his own with Wayne Rooney playing on the left and Antonia Valencia on the right.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Chelsea have a pretty formidable record at Stamford Bridge having won 10 of their last 13 games at home and have been in excellent domestic form so far this season. However, Fergie will be doing all he can to keep pace with the Blues at the top of the table. We see this one ended in a stalemate. Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd.

What would your team be and what’s your score prediction? Get involved in the comments section.

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64 Comments

64 Comments

  1. peacemaker

    October 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    man u 4_chelsea 0

    • louis

      October 28, 2012 at 12:57 am

      My friend remember chelsea plays home so turn the score around and tell me who carries the day

  2. DEji

    October 27, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I knw my darling united will carry d dey

  3. Minky

    October 27, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Che 3:1 Rooney can score First then sulk as the Man U defence open up

  4. tony

    October 28, 2012 at 3:17 am

    man u must win

  5. mussa

    October 28, 2012 at 4:14 am

    man u will loose

  6. Bobic

    October 28, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Man u 2-1chelsea.we shall cm frm behind to beat dem.

  7. one junior mwisho

    October 28, 2012 at 6:04 am

    man utd will win 2: 1

  8. prince chibundu

    October 28, 2012 at 6:06 am

    man u will massacare chelsea with 2-0 away defeat, cus united hav everything iit takes to win the match

  9. Farinola Adeleke

    October 28, 2012 at 6:28 am

    man u 4 vs 1 chelsea

  10. akinolaben

    October 28, 2012 at 6:28 am

    man u will win 3:1,cus Rooney will score at least 1goal and Rvp will score is own and the 3rd goal can come from anybody.

  11. josh

    October 28, 2012 at 6:59 am

    since man u’s poor defending
    chelsea 5 vs 2 man u

  12. churchill

    October 28, 2012 at 7:06 am

    chelsea defence is 100percent ok. Marko marin may also b playing. Chelsea squad is fit for the game. Chel 2 : 1 man u

  13. Adoph likachwa

    October 28, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Chelsea 3 man u 1 coz chelsea diffence is 100%

  14. Immrtal

    October 28, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Chelsea plyrs are al on form so i prdct Che 3 manu 1. Thnks

  15. wisdom

    October 28, 2012 at 8:21 am

    trust man u just rafeal will finsih u rvp baba oh man u for life

  16. Ofomi martins

    October 28, 2012 at 8:36 am

    as far the sky is blue Chelsea we carry the day by beating man u.Chelsea 2 man u 1.

  17. izah

    October 28, 2012 at 9:12 am

    i believe chelsea will win !!

  18. eazy izz

    October 28, 2012 at 9:23 am

    chelsea will win wit a 3 goal margin…I see oscar and torres doing d job

  19. David N

    October 28, 2012 at 10:00 am

    chelsea-2 and man u-1

  20. Nura

    October 28, 2012 at 10:06 am

    chelsea can win man u bcus dem hav de power to win dem

  21. Henro

    October 28, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Cfc 3 : Man utd 2

  22. SIMON

    October 28, 2012 at 11:08 am

    man utd 2 chelsea 1

  23. Taofeek layeni

    October 28, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I will luv man u to carry d day chealsea 2 man u 3

  24. mohammed

    October 28, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    hmm football will tell cfc 3 mutd 1

  25. Mike nelcyn

    October 28, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Man u all tru…manu 2 chelsea 0

  26. uzi

    October 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    man utd 3-1 chelsea

  27. ahsan

    October 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    welll,i think the score might be 100-0 to manu

  28. Adekanye peter

    October 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Chealsea still 1 of d bst tim dat can beat man.u,so it wil finish cfc 2 man u 0

  29. ahsan

    October 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    man u are gonna merk chelsea and you will see !

  30. Serena

    October 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    What time is the game on ? Wat channel ?

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