TEAM NEWS: CHELSEA V MANCHESTER UNITED
The 34-year-old is preferred to Ross Turnbull as Petr Cech's deputy, with the Czech expected back between the posts in time for our Barclays Premier League curtain-raiser against West Brom in six days' time.
Elsewhere Branislav Ivanovic partners John Terry in the middle of defence with Paulo Ferreira and Ashley Cole either side, and Michael Essien, John Mikel Obi and Frank Lampard making up the three-man midfield.
For Manchester United, Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen make up the forward line with Dimitar Berbatov on the bench, Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick are the central midfielders, and there is no Rio Ferdinand in the matchday squad.
Chelsea are expected to start in the following 4-3-3 formation:
Manchester United are expected to start in the following 4-4-2 formation:
Van der Sar; O' Shea, Vidic, Evans, Fabio; Valencia, Scholes, Carrick, Park; Rooney, Owen.
Subs: Kuszczak, Smalling, Fletcher, Giggs, Nani, Hernandez, Berbatov.
The referee is Andre Marriner.