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Chelsea vs Manchester United: Get Ready For Battle Of The Bridge

chelsea man united Chelsea vs Manchester United: Get Ready For Battle Of The Bridge

The last two times Chelsea played Manchester United, nothing much happened. Other than one of the most exciting finales in Champions League history and a Premier League firestarter at Stamford Bridge that included a fight between the groundsman and Patrice Evra, and a penalty four minutes from time to win it for Chelsea 2-1.

The two teams face each other again this Sunday at Stamford Bridge in what should be a mouthwatering encounter. Chelsea still has the harsh memories of the penalty kick loss to Man United in Moscow. Manchester United fans have their own worries with only one win from four matches this season in the Premier League, Champions League and UEFA Super Cup.

In many ways, the two teams we’ll be seeing tomorrow are a different Chelsea and different Manchester United than what we saw in Moscow last season.

Chelsea is a much improved side under Luis Felipe Scolari. The Brazilian has added more pace to the side by allowing full backs Ashley Jose and Jose Bosingwa to make darting runs from the back.

Manchester United, meanwhile, looked more impressive this past Wednesday in their 0-0 draw against Villarreal than they have done in the Premier League so far. When Cristiano Ronaldo came on for the side, they looked completely different. But the fact of the matter is that Manchester United, as Chelsea, are a team in transition — trying to adapt to Dimitar Berbatov’s addition to the side, which completely changes United’s shape and tactical formation.

With United against Chelsea are typically tense matches, my hope is that Scolari’s Chelsea site will be a bit more adventurous and will try to put Man United on its backfoot. I envision United to play more cautiously especially playing at Stamford Bridge.

With Arsenal defeating Bolton 3-1 today to go top of the table, it’ll be a fascinating match tomorrow as Chelsea tries to regain first place in the league. Manchester United has a lot of catching up to you. Liverpool, meanwhile, are playing like their old selves — lacking the consistency they need to put away the smaller clubs instead of drawing those matches.

Interestingly, the majority of you, the readers on EPL Talk, believe that Chelsea will win (52%), while only 27% of you think that Man United will win, and the remaining 21% are predicting the final result will end in a draw.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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15 Responses to Chelsea vs Manchester United: Get Ready For Battle Of The Bridge

  1. dimitar says:

    manchester united are the best,best,best,best team in the word

  2. Kariim says:

    hahhah
    Also Chelsea The Best Time in the world And Egland Primer Liage
    hahaha Chelsea 2+4=6 Vs Manchester United 2+1=3 haahahah
    Chelsea Time This Time is hard La

  3. shabrina says:

    chelsea the best…!!!!!!!!!

  4. eugene says:

    we are always the best manchester

  5. david says:

    EL MEJOR EQUIPO DEL MUNDO

  6. Chelsea is my club for ever but the problem with therm is that when Ev Chelsea is winning a match day will not fight till the end of the match that is the problem with therm. wish is too bad

  7. i love Chelsea, play hard for coming match on sun day

  8. CHELSEA WILL CARRIE THE ENGLISH LEAGUE LET THERM PLAY HARD

  9. jumeh says:

    hi chelsea is my team i nave ever foget the best in the world and keep working very hard and i hope we can win the fa cup as well.

  10. emanuel says:

    Manchester is the great team,they have a academy of football,not Chelsea to pay player 100 mil$ Love Uniteddddd .

  11. Riad says:

    Man Utd ma i mir lojtar me Rooney mat mirt Lojtar jan haha ~~

  12. anatoli qkimov qkimov says:

    man ?naited ?anpion

  13. sharif says:

    you i lavo chelesea you to chelesea

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