Preview: Manchester United vs Chelsea FA Cup
Big Match Manchester United vs Chelsea FA Cup March 10 2013
In the quarter-finals of the FA Cup later, the top standings while Premier League, Manchester United will play Chelsea. Although both teams 19 points adrift in the league, it’s so big match that is worth the wait. The meeting between Manchester United vs Chelsea themselves known as a game rich in goals. In fact, in the last 6 games they have created 30 goals! Manchester United scored 17 goals against Chelsea and come out as winners four times. While Chelsea were only able to one win and one draw, is 13 times Manchester United’s goalkeeper.
Although recently eliminated from the Champions League, Manchester United will play this game with a more positive psychological. Separated 12 points with Manchester City in the league allowed them to break the concentration reaching the FA Cup to be juxtaposed with the league championship title. In fact many observers-sieve this team is the best team Sir Alex Ferguson after the squad that won the treble in 1999.
This condition is different from Chelsea. After replacing coach in November 2012, the team belongs to Roman Abramovich has not found a stable point. The coach, Rafael Benitez, has not been able to reach the hearts of the supporters of Chelsea and looks set to leave the coaching chair at the end of the season. In his last six games, the west London side this has yet to find consistency, which stood at three wins, two defeats and one draw. However, the FA Cup can be said to be the most comfortable arena to play Chelsea. In the last six FA Cups, the Blues made it into the finals 4 times and always come out a winner.
Manchester United vs Chelsea: Alex Ferguson vs Rafael Benitez
Manchester United vs Chelsea will playin the FA Cup quarter-finals. For the first time since the deal with Chelsea, Rafael will face Ferguson. Without the need fueled by the media or fans, they already have a brief history of the rivalry is quite hot. Neither Ferguson nor Rafael often demonstrated in public dislike of one another. Rafael is known as one of the coaches who “lost control of the team” after he publicly attacked Ferguson in the season 2008/2009. While Ferguson once called Rafael as ‘clowns’ ”
The uniqueness behind the competition off the field between the two, both coaches are actually complementary to each other when viewed from how to handle a team. Rafael, a devout 4-2-3-1 are happy to arrange the details of tactics and team formations, more powerful teams in the face of non-English in European competition. Meanwhile in the Premier League Ferguson Superior. He has built Manchester United again and again in some period, and showing the world a recipe to win the Premier League.
If Benitez preferred to control the game in detail and adjust the tactics opponents, then Ferguson chose to build his own style and let the opponent that adapts to Manchester United. Ferguson also appear more willing to take risks. Not infrequently he dared to replace two players at a time to be able to change the course of the game, or lose a very attacking formation.
They also differ in terms of team building. At Ferguson was able to see and find talent players who play on the lateral side of the field (winger and full-back), Rafael more players can choose a central axis.
Prediction Formation Manchester United vs Chelsea: 4-2-3-1 versus 4-2-3-1
In this game both coaches will rely even a 4-2-3-1 formation with different playing styles. Ferguson will rely on fast attack of the wing. Meanwhile, Rafa Benitez who used to play cautiously in the away games will rely on Ramires, Mikel and Frank Lampard to dominate the midfield.
Especially if Ferguson opted to play Patrice Evra and Nani or Ashley Young on the left wing field. Rafa Ramires could use to fill the post usually occupied Oscar to help Ivanovic in defense.
On the other hand, will try to break down Chelsea against Manchester United to rely on the left wing. The combination of Ashley Cole – Eden Hazard to speed on the counter attack will bother Rafael, so Ferguson could put Valencia to push Cole being pushed up.
If this happens, then there will be one post behind Van Persie will be contested by Wayne Rooney, Wellbeck, and Kagawa. See Wellbeck has been played Xabi Alonso by Ferguson to hit against Real Madrid, Rooney is likely to be played behind Robin van Persie.
On the defense side, interesting to observe the election of center-back duo Chelsea. Although reportedly clashed with Benitez, John Terry with his ability to duel in the air, could be lowered. This was done primarily to anticipate corner Manchester United. In the league alone, of the 21 goals they have printed from dead balls, 13 of which came from a corner kick.
Predicted Starting Line-Up Manchester United vs Chelsea
Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael da Silva, Patrice Evra, Johnny Evans, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Antonio Valencia, Nani, Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie.
Chelsea: Cech, Ashley Cole, Ivanovic, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Obi Mikel, Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, Ramirez, Lampard, Demba Ba.