Fergie wary of Blues threat

04 November 2009 08:25
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Sir Alex Ferguson believes Chelsea are the side most likely to challenge Manchester United for top spot in the Premier League this season.[LNB] Manchester United have claimed the title for the past three seasons and have made an encouraging start to the defence of their latest crown.[LNB]Chelsea are the only side above them and will be looking to stretch their lead to five points in Sunday's eagerly-anticipated clash between the two at Stamford Bridge, live on Sky Sports 1 and HD1.[LNB]The likes of Arsenal and Manchester City have also impressed during the early part of the campaign but Ferguson expects Carlo Ancelotti's Blues to provide the main threat to United. [LNB]"It's looking that way," he told Inside United. "It seems they will be the ones to get in front of."[LNB]Change of systemAncelotti has introduced a diamond formation at Chelsea to get the best out of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka and Ferguson admits they are a more formidable outfit. [LNB]"It is a very experienced team," said the Red Devils manager.[LNB]"I said last year it is a team that can only improve results by the system they adopt.[LNB]"Ancelotti has brought in the system he used at AC Milan, with the diamond in the middle of the pitch.[LNB]"It is hard to break down when you get into their third because they have got bodies compacted into the central area of the pitch.[LNB]"Jose Mourinho played one up and five in the middle of the park - that also made Chelsea very difficult to beat, but in a different way to what Ancelotti is doing.[LNB]"Ancelotti's got the two strikers, and that is a major change compared to Luiz Felipe Scolari and Claudio Ranieri."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports