Though Chelsea FC's lineup looks like a 4-3-3 on paper, Carlo Ancelotti hinted to the press pre-match that his lineup was actually something a little different, and early on, it appears that he was not just playing mind games. Florent Malouda is not playing wide, while Frank Lampard is playing a much more advanced position than Michael Essien. It looks like a narrow 4-4-2 diamond with Lampard as a trequarista behind the two strikers in the early going. Though, Anelka is playing behind Torres. So...it's kind of a de facto Christmas tree? God this is weird.
Manchester United are doing a good job in the opening minutes of pressuring Chelsea high up the pitch, and they've already forced a couple of giveaways, though they haven't been able to turn that into scoring chances. Park Ji-Sung's work rate has already been a big factor, and it will likely continue to be. Surprisingly, he's operating on the right, not the left.