A Strange Coincidence
United and Chelsea go into this fixture with both clubs having their captain's missing.
For United, Nemanja Vidic is laid up with a knee injury and we wish him all the best for his ongoing rehabilitation.
For Chelsea, John Terry s suspended, with the former England captain serving the second of a two game ban for the racist comments uttered in the direction of Rio`s brother, Anton.
Now I`m not going to go into the ins and outs of what went on, I prefer to concentrate on the football side of things, but his absence from the heart of the Chelsea defence is seen as a bonus for us, with Sir Alex remarking at his pre-match press conference,
"He`s a loss because he`s been such a dominant figure for them."
"He`s the captain and with his experience he can be a ruthless leader."
"His presence a lot of the time was the more important thing for them. You always miss a player like that."
You certainly do although looking at the Chelsea squad I reckon Gary Cahill coming in doesn`t weaken them too much!