We're underway at Stamford Bridge, and given Chelsea's recent results and the team that Manchester United has fielded for this FA Cup replay, Roman Abramovich might have to fire Rafa Benitez before the end of the season in an attempt to stop the bleeding. Alex Ferguson has kept Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa on the bench, with Rooney the only one of those who has any kind of injury. Rafael is being rested as well. Chelsea kept their best attackers on the bench over the weekend, so they'll like their chances in this one.
When the lineup came out, it looked like Phil Jones would play right back with Antonio Valenica in front of him. Instead, Valencia is at right back, Nani at right midfield, Tom Cleverley at left midfield and Phil Jones in the center of midfield with Michael Carrick. That would be a very odd decision if it was made by anyone other than Alex Ferguson.