Submit Articles A Collection of Informative and Interesting Articles  
 
HOME LOGIN SUBMIT ARTICLES TOP AUTHORS WANT AN ACCOUNT?
 

Man United V Chelsea 12-4-2011

BY: joe carrig | Category: Sports | Submitted: 2011-04-11 20:32:23
       No Photo
Article Summary: "A look ahead to the Champions League quarter-final match at Old Trafford. On Tuesday night Manchester United and Chelsea will clash once again when they take each on in the Champions League quarter-final second leg at Old Trafford..."


Share with Facebook Share with Linkedin Share with Twitter Share with Pinterest Email this article




On Tuesday night Manchester United and Chelsea will clash once again when they take each on in the Champions League quarter-final second leg at Old Trafford. The game is finely poised with United taking a slim one goal lead into this match. Chelsea will be looking to banish the ghosts of Moscow when United won the competition beating Chelsea on after penalties in a thrilling final in 2008.This is the most anticipated match of all the quarter-finals Real Madrid , Barcelona and Shalke all go into their respective fixtures with commanding leads and should continue on into the semi-finals.

United have almost a full squad to choose from. Rafael is a doubt after he injured himself in the first leg after colliding with Didier Drogba. Wayne Rooney will most likely return to the United starting line up having missed the weekend game against Fulham through suspension. Chelsea will welcome Jose Bosingwa back after he missed Chelseas weekend fixture with Wigan through injury. Chelsea will however be without the services of David Luiz who is cup tied having already played in the competition for Benfica this season.

The first leg was a fiercly contested and unexpectedly open affair with both teams going on the attack in search of an advantage to carry through to the second leg, however this match could become bogged down in midfield. Wayne Rooney's goal at Stamford Bridge will mean that Chelsea will have to go on the attack in search of an away goal to tie up the match leaving space at the back for Uniteds front men to exploit on the counter attack. Ashley Cole and Bosingwa will be expected to push forward up the wings and provide the ammunition for the Chelsea strikers. United may employ a system that has worked for them in european competition on many occasions and play a 4 5 1 formation with Rooney playing deeper in midfield as United look to protect their one goal lead and prevent Chelsea from carving out any good opportunities . United will look to hit Chelsea on the break with Nani and Valencia using their pace and skill on the wings. Expect the referee to be busy as both sets of midfielders look to dominate the other and tempers get frayed.

Both managers will have big decisions to make regarding who starts up front for their team. Will Carlo Ancellotti start with Torres? The Spaniard has yet to score following his fifty million pound transfer from Liverpool in January. Torres has not looked confident in front of goal for quite some time and was agonisingly denied a goal in the first leg by an impressive Van der Sar who went full stretch to save from Torres header late on. Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson must make the difficult choice between Premier League top goalscorer Dimitar Berbatov who scored once again at the weekend or his explosive wonderkid Javier Hernandez who improvisation, speed and ability to find space in the box have earned him more than his fair share of goals this season.

In all likelihood this match will be decided in midfield as both teams scrap against each other to find space in what will be a closely contasted match. Uniteds home form has been excellent this season and could be the deciding factor in this game .They continue to fight on three fronts and look to repeat the treble of 1999 . Chelsea will know they have a big task on their hands but will feel capable of getting a result at Old Trafford. Their progress could depend to their ability to punish United at the back and whether or not they can finish any chances that they are afforded

About Author / Additional Info:
http://www.carrjoe.hpage.com carrjoe@live.com

Comments on this article: (1 comments so far)

Comment Comment By Comment Date
Good article, has me thinking and wondering how tonights teams will line up and what will happen. fa Aisling Wynne 2011-04-12 08:29:18 743

Leave a Comment   |   Article Views: 2800


Additional Articles:
•   An Excellent Place to Buy Solar Panels For Homes

•   India is a Developed or Developing Country?

•   Disadvantages of Arranged Marriage

•   Solvency II and Its Impact on Existing Subordinated Bonds of Insurers


Latest Articles in "Sports" category:
•   The Science for Shooting Pool

•   FAO Roy Hodgson: England's Future

•   An Olympics in Russia: Who Said This Was a Good Idea?

•   Thank You Sachin Tendulkar For Inspiring Me

•   Transfer Deadline Day For Dummies.

•   Why Cricket Needs to Survive in West Indies

•   Why an Olympic Legacy is an Achievable Ideal.



Important Disclaimer: All articles on this website are for general information only and is not a professional or experts advice. We do not own any responsibility for correctness or authenticity of the information presented in this article, or any loss or injury resulting from it. We do not endorse these articles, we are neither affiliated with the authors of these articles nor responsible for their content. Please see our disclaimer section for complete terms.
Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape
Copyright © 2010 saching.com - Do not copy articles from this website.
| Home | Disclaimer | Xhtml |