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Chelsea at Manchester United: Lineups/Game Thread

Chelsea (4-3-3): Petr Cech; Ashley Cole, John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Jose Bosingwa; Raul Meireles, Frank Lampard, Ramires; Juan Mata, Fernando Torres, Daniel Sturridge.

Substitutes: Ross Turnbull, David Luiz, Oriol Romeu, John Obi Mikel, Florent Malouda, Nicolas Anelka, Romelu Lukaku.

Manchester United (4-4-1-1): David de Gea; Patrice Evra, Johnny Evans, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling; Ashley Young, Anderson, Darren Fletcher, Nani; Wayne Rooney; Javier Hernandez.

Substitutes: Anders Lindegaard, Dimitar Berbatov, Ryan Giggs, Park Ji-Sung, Michael Carrick, Fabio da Silva, Antonio Valencia.

That looks like a Manchester United lineup that Chelsea can hurt down the middle and on the flanks, but the prospect of Raul Meireles as holding midfielder against Wayne Rooney worries me. David Luiz has been dropped for the more defensively reliable Branislav Ivanovic, which means that Andre Villas-Boas will be relying on his centre backs to stop Rooney and Chicharito. Should be interesting.

Oh, and Rio Ferdinand doesn't even make the bench. Huh. Must still be hurt.

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