TEAM NEWS: CHELSEA V MANCHESTER UNITED

Posted on: Sun 08 Aug 2010

Just as he said he would, Carlo Ancelotti makes one change from that which started against Hamburg on Wednesday, with Hilario coming in in goal.

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.

Nicolas Anelka is the central striker with Didier Drogba still not quite ready to start, flanked by Salomon Kalou and Florent Malouda.

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:

40 Hilario
19 Paulo Ferreira
2 Branislav Ivanovic
26 John Terry (c)
3 Ashley Cole
5 Michael Essien
12 John Mikel Obi
8 Frank Lampard
21 Salomon Kalou
39 Nicolas Anelka
15 Florent Malouda

Subs: 22 Ross Turnbull, 43 Jeffrey Bruma, 10 Yossi Benayoun, 18 Yury Zhirkov, 23 Daniel Sturridge, 11 Didier Drogba.

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.