LONDON — If John Terry is looking for something to take his mind off his current predicament, he could barely ask for a better match than Sunday's Premier League meeting against Manchester United.
United manager Alex Ferguson says his team is "a bit better in terms of injuries" and could welcome back Wayne Rooney, Nani and Ashley Young.
Chelsea is likely to need a strong performance in defense from its captain.
Chelsea needs the win just as much as United, which visits Stamford Bridge after moving level with Manchester City at the top of the standings.
Third-place Tottenham is seven points ahead of Chelsea and Newcastle, Liverpool and Arsenal are pushing hard just behind.