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UEFA Champions League

  • April 12, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Referee: Olegário Manuel Benquerenca
  • • Attendance: 74672
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Manchester United win Aggregate 3 - 1

Champions League Preview: Manchester United - Chelsea

Champions League Preview: Manchester United - Chelsea

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Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have advantage as they host Blues at Old Trafford in second leg of Champions League quarter-final, with Wayne Rooney’s goal securing first-leg win


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Manchester United: Van der Sar; Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Nani; Hernandez, Rooney.


Chelsea: Cech; Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Essien, Lampard; Anelka, Drogba, Malouda.



DID YOU KNOW?

  • Manchester United haven’t lost a knockout game at Old Trafford in the Champions League since their defeat at the hands of AC Milan in 2005.
  • United have won their last six games in all competitions.
  • Ferguson’s men haven’t lost at home all season.
  • Dimitar Berbatov is the club’s leading scorer this season with 22 goals to his name, but none of them have come in the Champions League.
  • United made eight changes for Saturday’s win against Fulham, but still won comfortably 2-0.
  • Chelsea have scored just twice in their previous three games.
  • The Blues' £50 million striker Fernando Torres has failed to score now in 11 games since joining in January.
  • Nicolas Anelka is this season’s second top scorer in the Champions League.
  • Last week’s home defeat against the Red Devils was Chelsea's first in the competition for seven games.
  • Chelsea have won just five of their 10 games that Torres has played in.

 


LAST MEETING

Hitting the deck | Rooney didn't go near cameras after goal

April 6, 2011: Chelsea 0-1 Manchester United

Imperious skill and control from Ryan Giggs set up a first-half Wayne Rooney strike to seal a vital away win, despite shouts for a clear Chelsea penalty in the closing stages.

Players to watch

W. Rooney

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The diminutive forward appears back to his best form after a difficult start to the season. He has scored four goals in his last two games and will once again provide a stern test for Michael Essien as he drops deep to collect the ball.

D. Drogba

Position: Attacker

Games: 5

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In a season blighted by injury, the Ivorian striker hasn’t been at his best. Just 11 goals this season but still has the tools to scare any defence as he showed glimpses of against Stoke City last weekend.

Editor's Prediction

The game is destined to be a tight affair with chances at a premium and I think United will show their composure to ensure a victory but not without a scare from the Blues, who could be saying goodbye to Mr Ancelotti after the game.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Manchester United

Chelsea

Wins
0
2
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Manchester United FC MNU
Manchester United FC Manchester United
Draw
Chelsea FC CHE
Chelsea FC Chelsea
55%
38%

Top 3 Predictions

Manchester United FC MNU
2 - 0
Chelsea FC CHE
Manchester United FC MNU
1 - 2
Chelsea FC CHE
Manchester United FC MNU
2 - 1
Chelsea FC CHE

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