Saturday, December 18, 2010
English Premier League Round 18 - Chelsea vs Manchester United - Preview
Chelsea Team News: The biggest team news to come out of Chelsea this year. the return of Frank Lampard to the starting 11 of the squad will surely give a boost to the team and Carlo Ancelotti. The inspirational midfielder will look to lead the attack against Vidic and crew. Alex is still out as well as Benayoun but Drogba will also reutrn to the starting squad. Chelsea will have full firepower heading into the clash.
Manchester United Team News: The return of Paul Scholes was delayed until January. The experienced midfielder was expected to return before the break, but will not be sufficiently fit for the match. Michael Owen will also be out and the former Newcastle man has really struggled to get matchtime under his belt. Fast paced winger Valencia is still out through injury and will be sorely missed in the creativity department upfront.
Chelsea and Manchester United have produced some amazing passages of football. Both teams consist of World Class players capable of prodcuing moments of brilliance. A return to action for some of Chelsea's big guns, the blues will look to be in better shape than in previous weeks. United will do into the match knowing that a win will see them go six points clear with a game in hand, which will surely be a nice Christmas present for Sir Alex. With form the only thing to separate the two teams it looks as if this one will go right down to the wire.
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