This is Jose Maurinho's debut in the Premiership, and fate picked Sir Alex Feguson's team as his first opponent.
The formations at Stamford Bridge are:
1 Cech 20 Ferreira 26 Terry (c) 13 Gallas 18 Bridge 14 Geremi 4 Makalele 8 Lampard 5 Smertin 22 Gudjohnsen 15 Drogba
1 Howard 2 G Neville 16 R Keane (c) 27 Silvestre 25 Fortune 17 Miller 19 Djemba Djemba 22 O' Shea 18 Scholes 11 Giggs 14 Smith
Maurinho's team is a bit surprising, with Ferreira preferred to Carvalho, Smertin playing in midfield and Joe Cole and Damien Duff both sitting on the bench. Adrian Mutu and Kezman are also benched.
Man Utd side reflects the troubles the team has been having recently: Keane and Silvestre as central defenders just sound like trouble, O' Shea is playing as defensive midfielder, Smith is the lone striker since both Van Nistelrooy and Saha are not available.