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-Ronaldo----------------Carrick-------Anderson---
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I think That We will start like so:

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Tevez: We'll Show Them Why We're Champions

The Red Devils have recorded just four points out of a possible nine thus far in the Premier League, with just one win from their opening six matches overall. To make matters worse, Chelsea are already firing on all cylinders and are going to be the team to beat in England on early evidence.

"OK, so we have not started as well as we would have liked, but that will all change this Sunday," Tevez told the Daily Star.

"At Stamford Bridge the real champions will be on show. We all know that Chelsea are out for revenge for what happened in Moscow, but that will cause some anxiety for them.

Should Chelsea get the better of the reigning champions on Sunday, like Liverpool did last weekend, then the Stamford Bridge side will stretch their lead over United to nine points, and the Red Devils will be languishing in the lower reaches of the bottom half of the table. The Argentine striker is having none of it though.

"They will see a reaction from United this weekend. We are not champions for nothing. The match in London is important, but it is not decisive. The winner will receive a huge boost, but that will be it."

United have an ace up his sleeve in the form of fit-again Ronaldo, who played his first game of the season against Villarreal on Wednesday. And Tevez believes the Portuguese winger will prove his worth with a stand-out performance against the Pensioners.

"The return of Ronaldo is crucial for us and is a problem for Chelsea," Tevez added. "The Blues defence will need to take so much care with him that he creates space for everybody else.

"He gives us so much more power in attack. If Chelsea already think they are on their way to winning the title, they are mistaken."
 

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Ronaldo And Berbs Don't Worry Terry

The clubs go head-to-head this afternoon with both Ronaldo and Berbatov expected to play, following recent injuries. Terry admitted it was a game the champions can not afford to lose having suffered a slow start to their season.

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, the skipper said: “It's a must-win game for them, but a good time for us to be facing them in the form we are in. They certainly can’t afford to lose this one and allow us to open up a substantial lead on them even at this early stage.”

A win for the Blues today would see them open up a nine point lead over the Red Devils and Terry admitted that he believed such a lead would be difficult for United to close, even at this early stage. The defender explained: “If you're the team in front and you keep winning its difficult for anyone to catch you."

With United in search of points manager Sir Alex Ferguson is likely to hand Ronaldo a start after his return from surgery.

Yet Terry claimed that the Portugese international did not worry him and tipped Ashley Cole to get the better of the winger. He revealed: “Our manager knows Ronaldo very well. And Ashley Cole always seems to do very well against him. Ronaldo doesn't play that well when he's facing Ashley at the top of his game. So were hoping that Ashley nullifies the threat of Ronaldo.”

Berbatov Goes Missing

The England skipper also confessed that he was not worried by the potential presence of new signing Dimitar Berbatov who United signed from Tottenham Hotspur over the summer for £30 million.

“Berbatov is a world-class player,” admitted the centre back before continuing, “It's up to Ricky Carvalho and me to stop him, but Berbatov can disappear from games at times. If we can shield him out of the match it is bound to be to our advantage.”

The Chelsea captain is clearly relishing the fixture, especially after the Champions League final which saw United beat Chelsea on penalties with Terry missing a vital kick.

However, he appears to have put that experience behind him. He admitted: “But although you can never forget what happened, as far as I'm concerned it's all in the past now and you have to move on.”

Terry also revealed that he believed that the new signings the club had brought in this summer had improved the club and would hopefully help them go one better this year.

“We've got a lot more goals in us this year Jose Bosingwa gives us something different going forward, and defensively he’s great as well,” said the England captain before concluding, “I think the manager made some clever signings in the summer and I think hes dealt well with players who have been here for a couple of years and lifted their confidence.”
 
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