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

Chelsea welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge for their Capital One Cup clash. Here’s a preview with team news, likely line-ups and predicted score.

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Chelsea welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge for the second time in four days as the duo square off in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night.

The Premier League giants will be hoping the post-match talk will be about the football after a controversial game on Sunday, with the fall-out centered around allegations made towards referee Mark Clattenburg.

Roberto Di Matteo’s side came out on the wrong side of a 3-2 scoreline after seeing both Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres sent off, and the Italian will be looking for revenge over their title rivals tonight.

Team News

The Blues are expected to make several changes to the side that lost on Sunday. Suspension rules out John Terry as well as Ivanovic and Torres after their dismissals at the weekend. Frank Lampard remains on the sidelines with a calf strain.

Ross Turnbull is expected to come in along with summer signing Cesar Azpillicueta while Ryan Bertrand should replace Ashley Cole at left back.

Romeu, Victor Moses, Marko Marin, Daniel Sturridge and Lucas Piazon are all expected to be given a chance to impress at the Bridge.

Sir Alex Ferguson could make eleven changes to the side that beat the hosts on Sunday. Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck could lead the line with Fergie opting to use two wingers again after that tactic was deployed at the weekend to huge success.

Youngsters Scott Wooton, Marnik Vermijl and Michael Keane are likely to start alongside summer signing Alexander Buttner at the back. Nani, Ryan Giggs, Anderson and Darren Fletcher may also get some game-time in midfield.

Likely Line up

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Predicted Score

If the two sides line-up as expected, it’s going to be a fascinating battle. Chelsea’s defence is far more experienced but the same can be said of United’s forward line and midfield, so it may all come down to who comes out on top between United’s attack and Chelsea’s defence.

However, Sturridge, Moses and Marin are more than capable of causing United’s young and inexperienced defence a lot of trouble and we can see the Blues edging this game for that reason. Chelsea 2-1 Man Utd.

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

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42 Comments

42 Comments

  1. Tefera feyissa

    October 31, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Chelsea wins man untd by talented teenagers

  2. Agbeluyi sunday

    October 31, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    manutd is going to destory d blues again,even though victor moses or any other player they want to use they go ahead and use them all i know is manutd 3,chelsea 1

    • guyle

      October 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      My frnd football is a game of 90min. Chelsea ‘ll teach m.u d game of ftball like we did last sundy. But I can’t predict d scoreline b/c of d funy things happening in premier league.

      • Jamie

        October 31, 2012 at 5:22 pm

        You know nothing about football. Chelsea teach us football, you done nothing but foul play on Sunday. Learn the game.

  3. Agbeluyi sunday

    October 31, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    manutd is going to destory d blues again,even though victor moses or any other player they want to use they should go ahead and use them,all i know is manutd 3,chelsea 1

  4. Chelsea fan

    October 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Chelsea will beat MU 3-0. The reds won’t have so much time and space.
    That is if the ref doesn’t help MU to win.

    • Scorpn

      October 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      Mouth doesnt play football. Dats y its called FOOT ball n not Mouth Ball. 90 min will decide.

  5. Prince

    October 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    CHELSEA is D Name BLUE is D COLOUR. 4 sure we are paintin RED 2 BLUE 29t trust me UP BLUES

  6. Obynoblues

    October 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    At least, there will be no mark clattenburg in d middle of d park. Chelsea will teach man u football lessons once more.

  7. Prince

    October 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    CHELSEA is D Name BLUE is D COLOUR. For sure, we are paintin RED 2 BLUE 29t trust me……. UP BLUES

  8. David Owori

    October 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Chelsea will bounce back with a victory against Man U.

  9. cr7

    October 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    man u wil demolish chelsea again man u 3 chelsea0

  10. papa king

    October 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    with haword web being the referee tonight, Chelsea need to be at their very best. all the same, the colour is blue even as the sky is blue. chelsea all d way

  11. zohaib

    October 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Utd win 2-1 they’ll show the blues how to play football n how are chelsea
    gonna win if there is no hazard mata n oscar there the three main players

  12. zohaib

    October 31, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    oh robin van persie oh robin van persie oh robin van persie

  13. Quadri Olamilekan

    October 31, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    chelsea 2 man u 1

  14. Chimex

    October 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    God willing and by his special grace, I believe that chelsea will come out victorious, amen. BLUES!!! 4 life

  15. Ahovi

    October 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Chelsea is going 2 win Manchester united by 4 goal to 1

    • Joshua

      October 31, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      No way!!!!!!!!! are you joking

  16. ARCH-ANGEL FROM NIGERIA

    October 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    MANUre get ready for a scary night at the bridge.come with your baskets because you crossed the line last sunday.wishing all manu fans a scary visit..up BLUES

  17. ayorbahme

    October 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Man U ‘ll teach chelsea a lesson again by beating dem 3-1………united 4 lyf.

  18. Onos kelly

    October 31, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Believe it or not man u fans frm today u all we know how to call the name chelsea the blue. Red devil go and play ur footbal at hell fire

  19. chenzzy

    October 31, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    the earth is spherical like our logo,the sky is blue nd crossing a river we need bridge…blues 4 ever we gonna trash man utd cos we must avenge what did refree did to us..marko marin,ramires,moses nd sturridge will teach them soccer…CHELSEA 4 LIFE…MAN U,LIVERPOOL GET FORM,SWANSEA BE READY(E WA LAKO)BUT CHELSEA FC IS THEIR KING(SUGBON CHELSEA NI BABA GBOGBO WON)

  20. Dagoz

    October 31, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Man useless is distroyin d game.u guies dnt play football,rather,rubbin ball.derby county plays beta dan man watever.god is nt hapi as am nt hapi,nd he wil punish d devil (red)true d heaven (BLUE) 2nite.

  21. Joshua

    October 31, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Manchester utd going to win 2-1!

  22. Measha

    October 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    C’MON MANCHESTER UNITED!, MANCHESTER UNITED TO WIN 2-1! C’MON UNTIED!

  23. Orlando

    October 31, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    In my opinion, I wuld say “Lets just sit back n watch how it goes tonyt cos football is still football, very unpredictable n its not won n lost untill d final whistle is blown. UNITED FOR LIFE!

  24. scoogo 4 blues

    October 31, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    No much comment 2nyt, let the boys do d job, we wil do d mouth wrk 2moro. I trust in Moses and Piazon. 3-1 up blues

  25. scoogo 4 blues

    October 31, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    QUIZ OF D WEEK: to d guys out there, As a football fan, ur club is abt playin a crucial game and ur wife who has been complainin dat u ar ignorin her, came n stripes herself stack naked n stand infront of d television insisting u must satisfy her sexually or u wil nt watch d match, as d man in dat position what would u do? Satisfy her or satisfy ur football pleasure??? Comments please:

  26. Nelson

    October 31, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Chelsea will win 2 1

  27. Young alhaj

    October 31, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Chelsea’s teenager will demolish manchester united side by 4 goals to nill

  28. Ochochoo na ABA

    October 31, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Chelsea fans are noise makers. Dia wil be another shoker to night.

  29. mustapha yambasu

    October 31, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    chelsea 4-0 man-clattenbury goal scorers moses1 marin1 sturridge blues 4 life.

  30. michael sakyiamah

    October 31, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    man u is going to beat chelsea again….2-1 win for united….utd 4 real!!!

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