Chelsea have been preparing for this match when taking a few key players against Southampton took place the previous weekend. Unfortunately, the Blues of Rafa Benitez did not get the best results and spirit because they had to lose 1-2 against their opponents.
On the Manchester United side, coach Ferguson also made certain calculations for the trip to Chelsea. He gave Evra and Cleverley a break in the weekend match against Sunderland in the English Premier League.
That is almost the Premier League title firmly in hand when more than Man City to 15 points. MU aims to win the title double by overcoming Chelsea to win tickets to the FA Cup semi-finals.
Entering this match, Chelsea and Manchester United entered the battle very cautiously with fierce disputes in the middle area. The Reds dominate possession of the ball, but do not have many real dangerous opportunities.
During the first 45 minutes, the most dangerous opportunity that MU created was a long shot of midfielder Nani. They startled goalkeeper Petr Cech, who had to use the foot to block the ball.
In contrast to Man Utd, with the advantage of playing in front of the home crowd, the Chelsea players have a better match. It is shown by the number of attacks of the home team towards the goal of De Gea. In the first half, Chelsea launched up to 8 shots.
Senegal striker Demba Ba has always been a big threat to the MU defense. Like in the 31st minute, Demba Ba came down to pick up the pass of midfielder Eden Hazard. Then he shot very quickly but did not beat goalkeeper David De Gea.
In the 49th minute, Demba Ba succeeded in catching the speed of the ice down to catch the long pass of midfielder Juan Mata. Although in a slightly posture but the 27-year-old striker still threw the volley with his right foot to send the ball over the head of goalkeeper De Gea and then always go into the net.