Chelsea FC already had an extremely difficult task ahead of them when they stepped out onto the pitch at Old Trafford, but thanks to a great combination between Ryan Giggs and Javier Hernandez, it's gotten even more difficult. Chelsea are now down 2-0 on aggregate to Manchester United, and they need to score twice to go through. While that was always the case, the option of a draw with extra time has now been taken off the table, as the teams can no longer be tied with the same number of away goals.
The story to start the match was Chelsea's team selection, as Fernando Torres started ahead of Didier Drogba and the Blues lined up in a narrow 4-2-3-1 Christmas tree formation. Their lack of width both in defense and going forward has been a bit of a problem, despite the fact that they have enjoyed a majority of the possession. Nicolas Anelka has not been good so far, and Carlo Ancelotti will have both personnel and formation changes to consider.