John Terry is expected to be stripped of the England captaincy for a second time after the 14-strong FA board held emergency talks on Thursday.
Best chance of a United victory at the bridge in a decade. No Terry, no Cole, no Ramires, Lampard a doubt. United should have Rooney, Young and Ferdinand back fit. These three players add an extra level of quality that was missed against Liverpool for example.
United can break the hoodoo of Stamford Bridge and take a massive step toward the title if they can beat Chelsea this weekend. Massive because it would be yet another huge away game out of the equation that City would hope to see United falter on. Pressure cranked.
However, failing a United win, a draw is never a terrible result. Even if it means United fall 2 points behind again, i think a draw would be seen as acceptable.
As for Chelsea, they would probably see a draw as an acceptable result too considering their recent form and play, along with the players unavailable for the game. They would still be 4th whatever else happened.
This isn't a must win game for either team, but more like a must-not-lose just to preserve morale for either camp.
It's going to be a tough game, that is for sure. I expect nothing from it, going of past events.
I'd say it's more of a must win for us because Newcastle and Liverpool are right on our tails. With the way our team is playing though it's going to be very tough. I'll say 1-0 Torres to score in the 92nd min :p
Man U are going to run riot with David Luiz in defence...and no Cole...plus they have no creativity in midfield...
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