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Ferguson: I expect this game with Chelsea to be like previous

premier league live bettingManchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson expects the upcoming derby with Chelsea to develop the same way as most fights between the two teams over the last seven years - an extremely controversial and eventual victory will likely slept with one goal difference.

He told reporters: "The games with Chelsea over the last seven years have been very close affairs. There's usually only one goal in it and I think it will be very tight again on Sunday.

"They are a team of great experience and all the publicity has been going to Manchester so Chelsea have been in the background and they will have been enjoying that.

"Chelsea will be there at the end of the season. There's no doubt about that."

Sir Alex also confirmed that his side came through their 1-1 draw away to Benfica on Wednesday largely unscathed and admitted he is facing a number of selection dilemmas.

"We came through the Benfica game without any injuries," Ferguson confirmed. "We have a strong squad for Sunday. It will be a fantastic game.

"They're all giving me headaches – Darren Fletcher, Ji-Sung Park, Antonio Valencia. They've not been involved because the team have been playing so well. I've decided not to tinker with that, but now we come to the time of the season where we need our squad - we've got European games, Carling Cup etc."

The United chief has also been bolstered by the quick return to fitness of Danny Welbeck who, despite being unavaiable for Sunday's fixture, could be back playing away to Stoke in a week's time after injuring his hamstring in the 8-2 demolition of Arsenal.

"Danny Welbeck's back training now," said Sir Alex. "He could maybe be ready for the following week."