FILE - This is a Oct. 23, 2011 file photo of Chelsea captain John Terry. right, as he speaks with Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand, centre, during the English Premier League match at Loftus Road, London. England captain John Terry will not stand trial for racially abusing an opponent during a Premier League match until after the European Championship. Terry the Chelsea defender, who denies shouting offensive comments at Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand during an October match, was not at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday to hear a trial date of July 9 set.

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.