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Match Day Moments - Man United (h)

And so the moment is almost upon us, a chance to eek that little bit closer to the top two of Arsenal and Manchester City whilst also hammering another nail in the fading title hopes of Manchester United.

However, we shouldn`t take nothing for granted, despite being off of the pace in the Premier league, David Moyes side are on an impressive run, on the road in the Premier League, remaining unbeaten in seven fixtures.

Chelsea though, under Jose Mourinho, are flying. Five straight wins have emphasised our credentials as title contenders, but to keep the momentum going we need those three points on offer today.

As usual we`re inviting you to participate in our regular Match Day Moments feature by asking for your comments on the starting eleven selected by Jose Mourinho, the tactics / formation to be deployed by the boss and, most importantly, the action as it unfolds at a capacity Stamford Bridge.

Fingers crossed all`s well that ends well.

Up the Chels!




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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 19 2014

Time: 12:48PM

Your Comments

First! Hope Eden shines and shows us some magic reminding us we got our own CR7 in the making. I wonder if Jose will do any rotation like Schurrle or Mata. I doubt Mata but I got a feeling Schurrle will start for some reason.
Pavel Permiachkin
come on chelsea! go for the kill!!
Blue Krusaders
Come on lads! We need a win and another 3 points. Let's keep the recent form going and maintain ours and Jose's home record!! #ktbffh #coyb #prideoflondon
syed230183_chelseafc
I want a minimum of 3-0 (or equivalent) win
Blue_Mel
Clean sheets preferred
Blue_Mel
Welbeck , Chicharito ,are their only(main) goal threats
Blue_Mel
make us proud please. 3 maximum points is all am asking.
valachi
3 points, a clean sheet or a 3 goal margin aint too much to ask for, is it ???
DonDhammih
Oh! where is kaku and his crystal ball?....will you give us some good prediction before the match?.waiting on you here.
Ige Bosun
Personally i dont see this game as easy as yo people are implying , i believe we are going to win but this is united , even when we win them they make us work hard for it and i dont think today will be any different , also i hope we dont under rate these guys , my only worry
Don capon
@Don Capon, i agree with you. It's never an easy game against united but then again the pressure is on them to perform better. I will expect them to be very organised at the back and midfield too. We should go for the kill, take all our chances as they come. Common Chelsea!
BOTUM
Very true don capon, just like the happy one said man utd is man utd..Form is temporary ,while class is permanent..Give us this day lord.
Ige Bosun
My mind says, it will be a tight game, Moyes will go for a draw. so 2-1 Chelsea for me and Torres on the score sheet. But my heart says it will be 4-1, and a hat rick for Torres. Lets see ;)
Chelsea-fan
Swans diving bottom here!!
syed230183_chelseafc
Spurs are romping away with it down at the Liberty Stadium!
merlin
Chelsea FC ‏@chelseafc 1m Substitutes v Man U: Schwarzer, Cole, Mikel, Matic, Lampard, Mata, Torres. #CFC
syed230183_chelseafc
Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, David Luiz; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto'o
merlin
Chelsea FC ‏@chelseafc 2m Team v Man U: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Ramires, David Luiz; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto’o. #CFC
syed230183_chelseafc
Wilfried Bony has 14 goals for Swansea this season.
foreign_viewer
Its been since I last posted but ready for thr game today! Line ups anyone!?!
Cechurself
Subs - Schwarzer, Cole, Mikel, Matic, Lampard, Mata, Torres
merlin
One thing is for sure, ManU will try to disrupt our rhythm as much as possible and hang in there for as long as they can. If they score an early it will be to their peril, so I think. Let's face it, United is weaker right now and at this stage of the season any smell of weakness we have to take advantage of. This match I will say, its ours to loose!
kolagold25
Iva and Eto'o in ?!?!? Iva is fit?!!? lol!! Azpi back at LB. Luiz in CM continues. Matic on bench and some bench that is!! #COYB
syed230183_chelseafc
I still believe that Rooney will ,ale a sensational recovery to start this game. Moyes wants to Rooney to score the winning goal as a sort of ( See what you want but can't have thing). Rubbing Mou's nose in it. However with Rooney not starting we have Chicarito to contend it and I don't have to remi anyone here that the lad as scored more goals than Rooney against us in recent times. Welbeck I believed can be handled by either John or Cahill. It is the movement of The little Pea that I fear will do us in. @ Pavel, I don't see either Schrulle or Mata starting this game ahead or either Hazard or Willian . Oscar is definitely starting though
Dwonder
With the lineup of our back four, Mourinho is simply leaving no room for mistake. Is someone still doubting we wouldn't win??
kolagold25
To play high tempo pressing game, Torres is perfect. Eto'o works hard too though. Bench could be important, though would prefer not needing them.
syed230183_chelseafc
considering how, in the past, Torres has given Vidic a torrid time, strange decision to play Eto'o?
merlin
Confirmed.... my ideal line up there with the exception of Etoo. Seriously I don't know why he is starting ahead of Torres here. This is the type of game Torres lives for. Make or mar him, he is a better goal scoring threat than Etoo. Three points today lads. Let's go for it. Excellent choice of Dave at LB though. He can cope better with Valencia than Cole
Dwonder
Looking at the lineups , I think we've won already
Blue_Mel
Don't take anything for granted, United are unbeaten in 7 Premier League away games!
merlin
Ivanovic will get his customary red card as he chases their LW.
foreign_viewer
Why no Torres? He is in top form...should start against manure for sure.
Keyser Soze
Chelsea
Finney_angel
First scorer anyone?
merlin
@merlin is that?. Then that unbeaten streak has come to an end today..Here is wishing 'la nista Mourinho' and his gladiators a successful outing..#ktbffhf
Ige Bosun
Hazard 1st terry 2nd willian 3rd then any body follow but its gonna be a strong match
Finney_angel
@ foreign viewer please get behind the lads even if you dont agree with the gaffer's selection and approach...They're out there in our collective interest..
Ige Bosun
@ foreign viewer please get behind the lads even if you dont agree with the gaffer's selection and approach...They're out there in our collective interest..
Ige Bosun
@ foreign viewer please get behind the lads even if you dont agree with the gaffer's selection and approach...They're out there in our collective interest..
Ige Bosun
Ige - well said my man!
merlin
well said Ige Bosun
Blue_Mel
For me Torres should start ahead of Etö but i whole heartedly support this team Jose has chosen to start lets go for it
OBEX
First scorer, Willian...
Latunvic
If we win today then it will be Mournho's 100th premier league win in his 142nd match. It will be fastest beating rednose's 162 match mark.
Keyser Soze
Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT) Jose Mourinho says his wide players Eden Hazard and Willian are 'enjoying' their play at the moment and bring balance to the side. He also praises David Luiz for his disciplined play in midfield. "Football is about balance" says the Special One. When asked about his plans to stop Adnan Januzaj he just says "When ewe have the ball, they don't' have the ball." Simple really.
merlin
Manchester United manager David Moyes, speaking to Sky Sports: "We were a bit short after Christmas, getting Phil Jones and Ashley Young back is important for us. "We come here to try and win it. We have picked a team we think can win it."
merlin
Come on lads! Give us your best and beat manufe today please!! I see a lot of overconfidence in here, we should never underestimate United, even if they are not on top form... They are still a very good team. I hope we get to see Matic on the second half.. Very bold selection from Jose to play Iva and David Luiz..
Carloss86
I expect a win if the referee doesn't ruin the game.
foreign_viewer
I think when the going gets tough,Torres will come from the bench and make us proud. KTBFFH!!!
BluePontiff
Ivanovic is a weakness.
foreign_viewer
has Ivanovic the pace and temperament to cope with Young and Januzaj?
merlin
I didn't even know Iva was fit, we only heard of Lampard. Pretty cool to see Mou using Luiz in CM a number of games. Pretty good team to play United but yeah Eto for Torres is a bit weird.
Pavel Permiachkin
Common boys,my money is on this..a win over manure will do just fine
Ken4CFC
Eto will score. Oscar will score or assist at least.
KAKUfrank
Oscar to score the first
The Persian
Super save by Cech...
Latunvic
Come on Chelsea!.... this should be an interesting one....
Latunvic
Iva exposed there and young almost scored..good save petr
Ken4CFC
I dont like this parttern of playing dave on the left
mikacfc
wake up lads! customary slow start!!
syed230183_chelseafc
Ivanovic is struggling as I expected.
foreign_viewer
No way would Mata lose the ball as much as Oscar does.
foreign_viewer
We have started slowly but no panic 3 point is assured
OBEX
Starting ivanovic was or is an unnecessary. I hope it wont cost us today. The back 4 of azip, cahill, terry, cole has played very well the last few games. Why change it?
Chelz Akamz
Starting ivanovic was or is an unnecessary. I hope it wont cost us today. The back 4 of azip, cahill, terry, cole has played very well the last few games. Why change it? Well iva is so far coping and playing well. Its always a big game .... this chelsea vs manutd
Chelz Akamz
Man U pressing high! we need to be patient.
syed230183_chelseafc
Goalllll...super goal by etoooooo
Ken4CFC
Told you Eto will score
KAKUfrank
Super goal.......... Etoooooooooo......
Latunvic
Yes!!!
Blue_Mel
Haha... your crystal ball is still working perfectly well..... That was a goal from nothing..... great goal!
Latunvic
Etoooooooooooooo 1-0 jutifies selection!!! #COYB
syed230183_chelseafc
strikers have scored every game in 2014!!!!
syed230183_chelseafc
Iva's crossing is still terrible
Ken4CFC
Luiz need to be careful....
Latunvic
Iva cross........lol!!
syed230183_chelseafc
Our fullbacks are letting united put in dangerous crosses...valencia is very effective at that
Ken4CFC
The Eto'o of Barca shows up.
foreign_viewer
Luiz needs to calm down!! Oscar needs to wake up1 #coyb
syed230183_chelseafc
Oscar needs to sit on the bench.
foreign_viewer
Oscar please oh!
OBEX
FV I dont see Etoos goal being credited to Barca... hes a Chelsea player
Blue_Mel
Luiz and Oscar all over the place. Luiz is a liability with a yellow. Needs to be subbed at HT, probably Oscar too.
syed230183_chelseafc
Phil Dowd seems to have taken Howard Webb's place in Man U squad!!
syed230183_chelseafc
Another chance gone beggging for united..we should be careful now
Ken4CFC
come chelsea, let kill of the game now
meloxy14
Manurw are slicing our defence open at will,we are living dangerously here
Ken4CFC
We have been sloppy today. Their wingers are getting crosses in too often. Cech immense!!
syed230183_chelseafc
And oscar blasts away a good chance there with a very difficult technique
Ken4CFC
And we miss our usual chances/half chances!! LOL!!
syed230183_chelseafc
Oscar may as well have been a 2nd half substitute.
foreign_viewer
2-0...... Eto on fire...... come on Chelsea!!!!
Latunvic
Nice one Eto...Keep them coming guys.
had2bg
yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dickturpin
Goalllll...eto scores a 2nd...what a time to score
Ken4CFC
Ramires can pass. What a pass. Eto'o loves scoring against manure. #MoyesIn
foreign_viewer
gooooaaaallllll eto'o
meloxy14
eTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 2-0!! lol!! #Strikers #2014
syed230183_chelseafc
Rami always does something in big games!! #ktbffh #rambo
syed230183_chelseafc
Pellegrini Who??? The same manager who achieved nothing at Real Madrid. Remember … he was sacked for Jose. At least Jose won a couple trophies at Real Madrid. One being the League Title.
StamfordDLion
Oscar and Willian shd wake, great game for the boys.........KTBFFH
meloxy14
I dont think Oscar is doing that bad if anything Willian's passing looks off today.
Pavel Permiachkin
If we win today, this will be our 6th CONSECUTIVE WIN and 5th Consecutive League Win. JOSE has not Improved Chelsea. Love how he is Stuffing all the Naysayers.
StamfordDLion
How many goals left does our strikers have to score this season to win it hun?? Thought it was strange to choose eto ahead to torres but once again mourinho showed he knows what he's watching out for in our strikers. Great game by Eto'o
kolagold25
FV . your criticism of Chelsea is getting almost abusive..
Blue_Mel
Oscar and Luiz have been crap this first half. We need a stable player beside ramires please
kolagold25
@FV do you have anything positive to say such as you are well pleased that Chelsea is beating Man Utd?
Blue_Mel
Come on Lads. A 100 Win for 'One of Us' JOSE 'Happy One' Mourinho. Got to protect his UNBEATEN Run at the Bridge too.
StamfordDLion
Jose achieved nothing at Real Madrid
StamfordDLion
Well, excuse me FV but what did Manuel Pellegrini achieve at Real?
StamfordDLion
I haven't watched much of januzaj this season but with his display so far, he definitely worth all the noise about him.
kolagold25
Jose is a special manager indeed.. Who would've chosen Eto'o to start today ahead of Torres? He knows his stuff!
Carloss86
Jose is a special manager indeed.. Who would've chosen Eto'o to start today ahead of Torres? He knows his stuff!
Carloss86
We've been fortunate with our goals but our play has been sloppy..willian and oscar needs to get more involved in the game,it seems hazard and eto are the only frontmen makin things happen..luiz also needs to be very careful or should be subbed before he lands us in trouble
Ken4CFC
Come on Chelseaaaaaa hammer them kick them harder when they're down....
The Persian
A very solid performance in this first half. I too was wondering if it was the right move to start eto ahead of torres. Luiz got me worried the last 5 minutes of the half. Hope he doesnt get himself a 2nd yellow cos we got the security of a 2goal lead and alots of quality options on the bench.
Chelz Akamz
Etoo gets his hatrick
Blue_Mel
A hatrick for eto....he scores a 3rd
Ken4CFC
i'm lovin'it
dickturpin
Matic in luiz out. So we can see our boy since we are already in control
Finney_angel
SUPERB ETO'OOOOOOO ............. LMAO look at Valencia
The Persian
A rout. I suspect that but I didn't think it would happen. So that's why Eto'o plays ahead of Torres.
foreign_viewer
Bravo Eto
StamfordDLion
How did this manure team win the PL so many times?
foreign_viewer
etoooooooooooooooooooooooooo 3-0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hattrick?!?!!?!? Jose's selection?!?! oh dear me lOLLL!! I cud get used to this!! A striker hattrick by chelsea player!! #2014
syed230183_chelseafc
3 Points in the Bag
StamfordDLion
Choi! Hatrick 4 eto'o
Hazard11
Eto'o hatrick, ooooooo man my loving the game
meloxy14
More goals please!!!!
DonDhammih
A hattrick for a CFC striker.
BluePontiff
More goals boys,more goals....love to laugh at my manure friends
Ken4CFC
"How did this manure team win the PL so many times?" <--- SAF was a great manager.
Carloss86
Etö vs man utd/ Etö 3-0 man utd hahahahahahaha
OBEX
Etö vs man utd/ Etö 3-0 man utd hahahahahahaha
OBEX
When last did our strikers get a hatrick,anyone??
Ken4CFC
What kind of bull is this...the dude warming up? Jose you can do better...dont spoil the day sir..jeez.
had2bg
Lampard to come on, score a penalty and be named Man Of The Match.
foreign_viewer
Mourinho's winning machinery in full force now. He is showing he understands his team better than any oneelse. He made 3 big balls today.... Eto, luiz & iva ahead of torres, mikel and cole. And they ve all proved effective. Especially eto.
Chelz Akamz
Sub Oscar now!
OBEX
4 would be nice
dickturpin
Oscar subbed for mikel..i though luiz could have been subbed instead
Ken4CFC
What's Cech doing?!
foreign_viewer
Cech takes a huge risk,happy he got away with it..but that was close
Ken4CFC
Petr Cech, mate that wasn't funny..lol
HGH Magic
Could we have Mata and Torres Jose?...get a better goal difference maybe..
had2bg
LOL Cech
Rip The Reds Apart
Cech .....deary me!! #???
syed230183_chelseafc
Cech .....deary me!! #???
syed230183_chelseafc
Nice sub!
OBEX
Nice sub!
OBEX
Could we have Mata and Matic instead of Mikel? Come on Jose its 3-0..
Carloss86
Willian is so efficient.... what a player....
Latunvic
Film tricks from cech lol
OBEX
Hernandes pulls one back for united
Ken4CFC
chicarito scores!! as usual!! 3-1 come on tighten up lads! #COYB
syed230183_chelseafc
oooooooh 3-1 we needed clean sheet
meloxy14
Mourinho is letting them back in. Why?
foreign_viewer
Torres losses the ball too much.
foreign_viewer
Vidic red card!! LOL!!
syed230183_chelseafc
MOTM Eto....
Latunvic
Yay!!
foreign_viewer
Yes Sir 3 Points, Vidic Red … Cherry on the cake.
StamfordDLion
Rafael is a thug, he should have been sent off too
Rip The Reds Apart
Hahaha..... true, his tackle was worse than Vidic's....
Latunvic
6 Consecutive Wins in a Row. 5 Consecutive League Wins. Who was the last Chelsea Gaffer to do this? Hiddink … Carlo. Surely not Rafa. Take a Bow Jose.
StamfordDLion
Good victory and 3points in the bag. But damnnn the match was too controlled by mou. I feel it could have been more enjoyable. Plus at this point it is safe to say its gonna be a 3horse race for the title for the very first time and I really see chelsea nicking this one. KTBFFH. Kisses
kolagold25
Mourinho - 100 wins in 142 games; red nose - 100 in 162. Moyes achieved his in 248 games! Wenger? Not close. Now don't we all know he's truly the Special One? Chosen One who? Better to be special than wrongly chosen. LOL
HGH Magic
Very glad we won..am a 1000bucks richer,welldone to the team for making my day..am off #partytime
Ken4CFC
what happened to torres?...injured?
dickturpin
Not our best, but quite efficient 3-1 win!! Congrats to all! Super hattrick by Eto'o!! Cheers!
syed230183_chelseafc
Good one Ken. See how happy The Happy One can make us all?
Gian-Franco/Luca
 

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