Champions League: Chelsea v Man United Preview

Tomorrow night, Manchester United and Chelsea will face each other in the Champions League.

Man United and Chelsea have played each other in Europe was in the 2008 UEFA Champions League final. After a 1-1 draw, the match went to penalties, which Man United won 6-5.

Man United are 11 points ahead of the London side in the Premier League and Chelsea are out of the FA Cup so this could be their last chance of silverware this season.

Team News


Centre-back David Luiz is cup-tied so he wont play a part.

Yossi Benayoun and Alex both trained on Tuesday but manager Carlo Ancelotti has said that they are unlikely to play.

Man United:

Rio Ferdinand could return from a calf injury after training all week but Sir Alex Ferguson is unsure whether he will be available for tomorrow or not. Both Jonny Evans and Rafael Da Silva are available to play. Wes Brown and John O'Shea have both returned to training.

Most Recent Meeting

Man United and Chelsea met in the Premier League on the 1st March at Stamford Bridge. Man United took the lead through Wayne Rooney but goals from Luiz and Frank Lampard (penalty) handed Chelsea the win. Nemanja Vidic was sent off in injury time.


Man United and Chelsea have played each other 158 times. Man United have won 67 of those games, lost 44 times and there have been 47 draws.

Man United and Chelsea have only played once in Europe, which was the 2008 Champions League final.

Recent Form

Chelsea: DWDWW

2nd April: Stoke 1-1 Chelsea (Premier League)
20th March: Chelsea 2-0 Manchester City (Premier League)
16th March: Chelsea 0-0 FC Copenhagen (Champions League)
7th March: Blackpool 1-3 Chelsea (Premier League)
1st March: Chelsea 2-1 Man United (Premier League)

Man United: WWWWL

2nd April: West Ham 2-4 Man United (Premier League)
19th March: Man United 1-0 Bolton (Premier League)
15th March: Man United 2-1 Marseille (Champions League)
12th March: Man United 2-0 Arsenal (FA Cup)
6th March: Liverpool 3-1 Man United (Premier League)


Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)
Assistant referees: Fermin Martinez Ibanez (Spain)and Juan Carlos Yuste Jimenez (Spain)
Additional assistant referees: Fernando Teixeira Vitienes (Spain) and Carlos Clos Gomez (Spain)
Fourth official: David Fernandez Borbalan (Spain)

One Response so far.

  1. Davidthealien says:

    Seriously i would rather we lose tonight 2-1 than draw 0-0. it will be a tough game too close to call and whomever gets a bit of luck or the big decisions in their favour will have the advantage going into the 2nd leg. I think the pressure has to be on Chelshit as this is seriously there only hope of silverware and me personally want to hammer them like Madrid did to Spurs yesterday especially Mrs Fairyboy Torres. Cant see it happening though lol.

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