Chelsea bar Manchester United's path back to summit

Since their 0-0 meeting at Old Trafford last August, Manchester United have floundered while Chelsea are riding high.

updated: January 17, 2014 10:24 IST
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London: Having stemmed a run of three straight defeats by beating Swansea City last Saturday, Manchester United will look to provide further evidence of their backbone at Chelsea this weekend.

The 2-0 win over Swansea enabled United to avenge their FA Cup elimination by the Welsh club a week earlier, but victories for all the teams above them meant they remained 11 points off the pace in the Premier League.

When the sides met in August, drawing 0-0 at Old Trafford, the season was only a week old, but while champions United have floundered since then, Chelsea are riding high in third place ahead of Sunday's encounter.

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