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All Eyes On Mason This Evening

Lee Mason takes charge of a game that no matter what the outcome he will be either seen as afraid of Chelsea if he gives them too many decisions or getting revenge on Chelsea for his colleague if he gives us any decisions.

Before Sunday this game wouldn’t of been seen as a big game but since the Clattenburg incident on Sunday everyone has been looking forward to see what happens. Chelsea have lost 2 games in the past 5 days and will not want to make it 3 in a row.

Chelsea have taken the step of including a warning to their supporters in the matchday programme for tonight’s League Cup game following the controversial Premier League clash between the two sides.

United travel to London knowing corm can literally be thrown out. It will come down to who will put in out the strongest team. Chelsea will want a win here to make up for losing Sunday so do not be stunned to see a strong team lining out from the blues.

Ferguson is likely to rest Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand. Michael Keane, Marnick Vermijl and Scott Wootton travel and are expected to be involved in the most hostile game they have been involved in to date.

Cesar Azpilicueta, Victor Moses, Marko Marin and Daniel Sturridge could start for Chelsea as John Terry, Fernando Torres and Branislav Ivanovic are banned and Frank Lampard still injured.

United are aiming to qualify for the quarter-finals for the fifth successive season, they knocked out Newcastle in the third round, but have not dismissed two Premier League clubs in the same League Cup run, since lifting the trophy for the fourth time in their history in 2010.

Security will also be increased for the match after a steward was hospitalized while Hernandez celebrated the winner. With more than 6,000 United fans expected to attend it will be a 42,000 sell-out crowd at Stamford Bridge.

One thing is for sure this will be a big game for Chelsea while United will be looking at Arsenal on Saturday midday.

Steve – @WatchMUFC

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