May 21st, 2008, 12:08 AM #931
Well, crap. Tomorrow, for me sucks. I don't like either team, but I have to root for Chelsea. Maybe Roman will sell the team, after he wins his favorite trophy in his Motherland (I would think that the ref's are going to be well paid in advance Man U fans). Either way, I don't know, and I just hope the game is nothing like last years FA final...boring, boring, boring....
May 21st, 2008, 03:15 AM #932
I'm really anxious to see the team Man United put out tomorrow. I don't think there will be any surprises in the Chelsea 11, Cech in goal, Cole, Terry, Carvallo, Essien is the back 4. A midfield trio of Ballack, Lampard, and Makalele and Drogba flanked by Kalou(or Malouda) and Cole. Pretty much what they've been doing during their run in and an extremely strong side, especially with Ballack finding his top form.
United's backline will be the same, Evra, Rio, Vidic, and Brown at the back with Van Der Saar behind them. Ferguson has said that Scholes will be the first name on the team sheet and I'm sure Carrick will join him. Rooney will start up front and of course Ronaldo. That leaves 2 spots up for grabs I think. With Chelsea's power in midfield, I think Ferguson will play Hargreaves from the beginning and have him battle Ballack and Lampard.
So who takes the final spot, if Ferguson plays Tevez, he will be signaling his intentions of playing an attacking side. If he plays Park, as he's done lately, it shows he wants to play it safe and field a guy who'll cover a lot of ground defensivly and be a tenacious runner/chaser. I think Giggs will come off the bench and Tevez is a great option off the bench as well.
I'm hoping he plays Tevez, I want to go right at Chelsea, I think playing a rough and tough physical game plays right into their hands.
I am very nervous about this game. Chelsea have owned Man United over the last few seasons and the matchups are tough, especially in midfield. Ballack is a real heavyweight and United lack a certain level of physicality in midfield. Every set piece will scare the **** out of me.....
May 21st, 2008, 05:22 AM #933
Jeez you werent kidding.
Originally Posted by ASUcruz
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcL6Z9cuVZ4]YouTube - Ashley Cole Injured In Training, Pre Champions League Final[/ame]
May 21st, 2008, 08:32 AM #934
Looks like Nasri to Arsenal is a done deal. 11.9 million pounds.
May 21st, 2008, 10:30 AM #935
Rumour on the BBC
"1710: "Massive rumour among the Chelsea fans that Michael Ballack has been dropped. No wonder the United fans are still in far better voice. One Chelsea fan just said they've got no hope without the in-form German. Great melodrama."
BBC Sport's Jonathan Stevenson in Moscow "
May 21st, 2008, 10:41 AM #936
Yea, they say he's going to play but what a vicious tackle!
Originally Posted by Crazy_Ivan
May 21st, 2008, 11:51 AM #937
Looks like United are going to attack Cruz
1830: FULL TEAMS
Manchester United: Van der Sar, Brown, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Carrick, Hargreaves, Scholes, Ronaldo, Rooney, Tevez. Subs: Kuszczak, Anderson, Giggs, Nani, O'Shea, Fletcher, Silvestre.
Chelsea: Cech, Essien, Terry, Carvalho, A Cole, Makelele, Ballack, Lampard, Malouda, J Cole, Drogba. Subs: Cudicini, Shevchenko, Mikel, Kalou, Alex, Belletti, Anelka.
May 21st, 2008, 12:08 PM #938
Yup, I think he can afford to because he knows Roony and Tevez will track back.
Originally Posted by Crazy_Ivan
May 21st, 2008, 12:37 PM #939
My girlfriends Time Warner Cable is crapping out!!!!!!!! ****ing CABLE!!!!
May 21st, 2008, 01:36 PM #940
Good game so far, Tevez could have done better. Chelsea are easily one of the whineiest teams in the league.