Chelsea FC v Manchester United Football Match – 01.04.2013 – FA Cup Preview, Prediction, Squad
Chelsea FC v Manchester United football match will be played on 01.04.2013 at Stamford Bridge, London for an FA Cup match. Phil Dowd will be the match referee.
The FA Cup holders Chelsea will be looking to continue defending their record as they were winners in 4 of the last 6 seasons in 7 overall. They won 22 out of 27 FA Cup matches and will be looking to add more silverware. Rafa Benitez has been taking big risks by resting most of their players in their last Premier League match against Southampton in which they lost 2-1 playing away. Chelsea are now playing 2 matches in the short space of 48 hours so it would be understandable to rest players since the players were also on international duty last week. Mata could miss this match due to illness and it would be a big upset for Chelsea if he doesn’t feature in this match. he is one of the most important key players for Chelsea this season, alongside Eden Hazard who is set to start in this match.
In the previous FA Cup match against Man United, Chelsea were 2 goals down but fought back with a 2-2 scoreline and earned an FA Cup match replay at home. Eden Hazard and Ramires was the goal scorers that helped Chelsea earn the replay. It will be interesting to see what line-up Chelsea will play in this match.
Man United are in top form in the Premier League, they also rested some of their players in the previous Premier match, in which they beat Sunderland 0-1 playing away. They will also look to play a strong side against Chelsea in this FA Cup match. Manchester United will be looking to get a double, so they will most likely be motivated in this match.
I predict this match will be really tough for both teams and I think the tempo of this game will be quite slow than usual, as most of the players are tired. I think Chelsea might just win this match, as they are playing at home and if they had the same performance like last time when they played against each other, then no doubt Chelsea will win.
The match will begin on April 1, 2013 12:30 PM BST
Match Prediction: Chelsea Win. Correct Score 2-1