Manchester United will head into familiar territory when they face off against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. However, it's been ten years since the Red Devils have pulled off a road win against the Blues. With a victory over Chelsea, the football club can move to within one point of first place in the English Premier League table.
The heavy favoritism toward the dominant Blues doesn't make the fixture matchup a traditional rivalry per say. However, Manchester United will look to prove themselves once again and put a change to that altered moniker.
The defending champion Chelsea is coming off a tough loss at the hands of Shakhtar Donetsk. The Blues seemed to let far too many scoring opportunities slip past them in the game, which is something it still can't afford to do against Wayne Rooney and Manchester United.
The absence of captain John Terry will serve to hinder the Red Devils as he's still in the midst of a four game suspension for the racist comments he made toward Anton Ferdinand.
According to The Guardian, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson still remains focused on the task at hand, which includes improving on their last performance against the likes of Tottenham.
"We don't want the gap to open, this could be a league in which you will suffer if you lose the big ones. We could not afford to lose to Tottenham the way we did - 2-0 down and then 3-1 down. You cannot do that at this level. If we get any more of that, we will be in trouble. Chelsea are undefeated in the Premier League and that gives you an idea of the level of consistency they have produced," explained Ferguson.
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