The Blues are furious on their Champion’s league exit and are focused on clinching 3 points from this match at Etihad Stadium against their rivals Manchester United.
Manchester United, after qualifying for the round of 16 of the champion’s league, are three points clear of the current English champions at the top spot and are keen to further increase their lead against the Blues. Having 36 points from 15 games so far, Sir Alex Ferguson is set to keep his side focused about winning all 3 points as it would result in a big 6-point lead. United won against reading 4-3 on last weekend and marked their 1000th premier league goal. Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie are in full form while the latter being the joint top scorer in the premier league with 10 goals. Nemanja Vidic and Antonio Valancia are set to return but Sir Alex says that he won’t risk the Serbian captain after his second long term injury. Other than that, Nani is a long term absentee as Shinji Kagawa is set to return in this one. Anderson and Tom Cleverly are also in doubt for the Red Devils.