Date: 27th October 2012 at 11:56am
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United and Chelsea go into this fixture with both clubs having their captain’s missing.

For United, Nemanja Vidic is laid up with a knee injury and we wish him all the best for his ongoing rehabilitation.

For Chelsea, John Terry s suspended, with the former England captain serving the second of a two game ban for the racist comments uttered in the direction of Rio`s brother, Anton.

Now I`m not going to go into the ins and outs of what went on, I prefer to concentrate on the football side of things, but his absence from the heart of the Chelsea defence is seen as a bonus for us, with Sir Alex remarking at his pre-match press conference,

“He`s a loss because he`s been such a dominant figure for them.”

“He`s the captain and with his experience he can be a ruthless leader.”

“His presence a lot of the time was the more important thing for them. You always miss a player like that.”

You certainly do although looking at the Chelsea squad I reckon Gary Cahill coming in doesn`t weaken them too much!