Manchester United faces Chelsea in an important premier league match at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Manchester United leads the point tablet with 60 points from 27 games, while Chelsea stands at the 5th place with 45 points from 26 matches. So, it is a must-win game for Chelsea if they want to stand in a chance in the league race.
Manchester United has a 4-point lead over second-placed Arsenal, and a victory away at Chelsea would take the Red Devils another step closer to the title. The Chelsea match is just one of United’s three crucial away fixtures left this season. The other two away games are against Arsenal and Liverpool.
Manchester United would miss their reliable center back Rio Ferdinand who is recovering from calf injury. Besides, Park, Evans, Anderson and Valencia have also been ruled out for the trip to West London. However, the good news on the United camp is that midfielder Ryan Giggs and striker Michael Owen are on their way to return in action.
Chelsea has two injury casualties: Alex and Benayoun. Ashley Cole, who was involved in a controversial air rifle accident recently, however, will be part of the Blues squad.
There are very few Chelsea fans who believe they still have a chance in the Premier League title race, but captain John Terry thinks his team can still win the title with less than one third of the total premier league matches left this season. But for that, he said, Chelsea must defeat Manchester United.