The Blues enter the game 15 points adrift of the title rivals, so there is no point in talking about Chelsea’s title chances, although Carlo Ancelotti’s side need a victory in order to remain in contention for the top 4 place.
The Blues returned to winning ways as they beat FC Copenhagen in the Champions League, but they now face a much tougher task.
Carlo Ancelotti is likely to stick to the same side that beat the Danes, although Didier Drogba and Yuri Zhirkov are pushing for the starting places. Alex and Benayoun remain sidelined.
Manchester United come into the game four points clear of Arsenal and Sir Alex Ferguson is aware a victory over Chelsea would be a giant step towards the Premier League title. United are 1.55 (11/20) to win the title at Betfair.
Having hammered Wigan 4:0 at the weekend, the Red Devils are full of confidence at the moment and they will not be afraid to attack Chelsea.
Sir Alex Ferguson should welcome back Ryan Giggs and Michael Owen from injuries, but Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans are not yet ready to return. Anderson, Valencia and Park remain long-term worries.