Moscow Are You Ready?: Manchester United, Chelsea Head to Russia

Martin HillCorrespondent IMay 13, 2008

After the closest premiership run-in of all time, just 10 days later the two same teams have the chance to battle it out again for European football's biggest prize.

With Manchester United's Premiership destiny in their own hands on the final day, Chelsea would have always had one eye on the Champions League final. Injuries to John Terry and Didier Drogba against Bolton may have said otherwise, but both claim they will be fit for the big game.

Manchester United will be "bouncing" into the final, according to manager Sir Alex Ferguson, stating ''Chelsea would rather be in our position mentally going into this game.''

But now Chelsea have a point to prove, and knowing only four weeks ago they beat a rather lackluster United, the likes of Terry, Lampard, and Ballack will guarantee a strong resurgence with the hopes of repeating the 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

Should both teams have their full squad of players available, and both field their strongest 11, it's very hard to pick a winner.

United are likely to be favorites going into the game on the back of pipping Chelsea to the Premiership title, but recent history proves Chelsea are more than capable of causing an upset after looking dead and buried.

Depending on the recoveries of John Terry and Didier Drogba, I see a Chelsea win; minus the two big men, United will have too much for the Blues.

Now time to stop sitting on the fence and predict a 2-0 win for Chelsea, with the above mentioned starting and completing most of the 90 minutes.

If Chelsea do not have this wrapped up within the 90, then the extra youth available to United and the probability of neither Drogba or Terry lasting the full match means we'll see United do the double after extra time!