Promises to be one of the toughest games of the season. Chelsea coming back into form at the wrong time for us, Villas-Boas seems to have abandoned the high line that Silva, Nasri, and Kun would have loved to play against. Luiz suspended may favour them more than us as he lacks discipline and leaves spaces. Would take a draw right now but the most important thing is to avoid a loss, a draw keeps us 3pts ahead of the rags with massively superior goal difference. We're in our toughest part of the season now and are doing okay so far (draw against Liverpool, beat Bayern, beat Arsenal in Carling Cup), plus once we've left Stamford Bridge on Monday night will have played all the top teams away in the league except Arsenal, with all of them having to come to the Etihad next where we are unbeaten for nearly a year now. Worth noting that United still have to play Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs, and us away. If we win then we really are rolling, we'll still have the 5pt lead going into the Arsenal game next week. I think Chelsea will be in desperation mode to keep up though so expect a high quality performance from them, and hope we match that. We've had plenty of time for the players to rest for a change and have another five days after that before Arsenal, then the ridiculous fixture congestion peaks.