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LOOKING AHEAD TO THIS WEEKEND’S BIG MATCH
One of the biggest fixtures in the Premier League calendar comes to Stamford Bridge on Sunday as Chelsea and Manchester United, who between them have shared all seven titles since 2004, go head to head.
Last season’s Champions League Quarter-final is the Blues’ only home defeat to the Red Devils in a decade and 2010/11’s league match was a 2-1 victory, with David Luiz scoring his first goal for the club. But arguably the most famous meeting in recent years was in April 2006 when we became the first London club to win back-to-back league titles in over 75 years by beating Man Utd 3-0 – it doesn’t get much better.
Chelsea are still undefeated in 2012 after Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Swansea, while United pulled level with local rivals Manchester City at the top of the table thanks to a 2-0 win over Stoke.
However, Man Utd are suffering with injuries and had no less than 11 players missing for that match, including both first-choice goalkeepers.
Ramires is unlikely to play a part after picking up a knock in last weekend’s FA Cup win over QPR. Ashley Cole is suspended.