The truth is that we are keen to see the Scolari´s team play a match against a serious and hard opponent as the United is, since we want to see if Scolari is the correct coach for an important European team when he has a difficult European rival, since, as we said in other articles in this blog, we believe that Felipao is an overvalued coach and when his team plays against a powerful team, his team fails and it shows a very poor level-we have seen this Scolari´s “virtue” many times during his period as the coach of the Portuguese National team-. The truth is that Scolari, who has new assistant, Ray Wilkins (he returns to the London´s team after several years at Watford FC and at Millwall FC) -, will have many facilities to win this game against Manchester United, since Chelsea FC arrives to this Sunday´s game in a good moment after the easy Champions League´s game against Girondins Bordeaux (4-0), showing the midfielders´s line an excellent level-In fact, the Chelsea´s fans do not miss Mickael Essien(he suffered an important injury) and they are delight in Frank Lampard (he has scored 3 goals this season), Michael Ballack, Jon Mikel, Florent Malouda (he has scored 1 goal), Joe Cole (he has scored 2 goals this season)or Deco (he has scored 2).
Moreover, Manchester United is not in its best moment and “the Red devils” are desiring to recover the best Cristiano Ronaldo-although he returned to play on Tuesday against Villarreal, he needs more time in order to recover his best level and to endure 90 minutes-. In fact, United has only been able to win an official game this season (0-1 against Portsmouth) and it is showing difficulties to scorer goals-the team has only scored 3 goals in 6 official games this season, being this circumstance a proof that this team needs Cristiano Ronaldo, because without him, it is simply a good team, but nothing more. Besides the Cristiano Ronaldo´s dependence, Manchester United is also showing some defensive weakness (it has already received 5 goals in 6 games), since the team is suffering the absence of Michael Carrick and Owen Hargreaves- in fact Sir Alex Ferguson forced the Carrick´s return and then the player felt the effects of the injury and now he will injured until the end of October; we hope that this circumstance does not occur with Hargreaves-.
Moreover, if it were not already enough problems the Cristiano´s situation, the Carrick´injury and Dimitar Berbatov´s situation-he will not be 100% on Sunday-, Alex Ferguson will have another important setback, the excellent Serbian central defender Namanja Vidic will not play because he was sent off during the game against FC Liverpool. So, if Scolari and his assistants do not win this Sunday, he must think about his football´s ideas.
This Sunday, at 16.00 hours (British hour), we will have the answer.