• Get to know... Hernandez

    An introduction to 21-year-old striker Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez... Where's he from? Hernandez currently plies his trade with Chivas de Guadalajara in Mexico's Primera Division. Chivas are the most successful team in Mexican history with 11 titles. Having been at the club since the age of nine, Javier scored within five minutes of making his first-team debut, in a 4-0 win over Necaxa in 2006, and helped his side win the title that season.

  • Chicha dreams of a double

    Chicharito admits his first season in England is panning out beyond his wildest dreams, after becoming a Premier League champion ahead of a Champions League final meeting with Barcelona.

  • Review 2010/2011: October

    Player of the month: Javier Hernandez - Four goals, including a stunning back-header Stat of the month: The draw against West Bromwich Albion was the only occasion all season that United dropped points in the league at Old Trafford. The Reds won 18 of 19 home league games.

  • Javier Hernandez Girl Friend's (Lety Sahagun)

    Lety is short for Leticia. She was born in Guadalajara, Mexico to Lety Acevedo de Sahagun and Jaime Sahagun. She has three siblings Rodrigo, Jaime and Renata Sahagun. She studied at the Centro Escolar Los Altos in Zapopan, Guadalajara the school is known for its Opus Dei beliefs. After she graduated from high school she went to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon where she is studying Relaciones Internacionales which in English will be International Relations also known as International Studies at Monterrey Tec. You can check her pictures here.

  • Fans honour Hernandez

    Javier Hernandez has capped a phenomenal debut season for United by scooping the prestigious Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year Award. The accolade is voted for by fans across the world on the club’s official websites and honours United’s best player in the 2010/11 campaign.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Match Pack: Chelsea

Sir Alex takes the leaders in search of a first win at Stamford Bridge since 2002 in Tuesday’s rearranged clash... 

Form guide
Ailing champions Chelsea are 15 points behind United in the table, albeit with a game in hand, and third place would appear to be the best they can achieve this term, though they may feel they are back in the title race if they win on Tuesday. The Blues appeared to have turned the corner after their dramatic mid-season slump, but have won neither of their last two league games and are out of the FA Cup. United moved four points clear of Arsenal at the summit on Saturday with a biggest away win of the campaign, 4-0 at Wigan. The Reds are perhaps overdue some good fortune in west London, as several good performances in recent seasons have not been rewarded with three points.

Ins and outs
Ashley Cole is set to play for Chelsea after being reprimanded for a training ground incident involving an air rifle, while fit-again defender Yury Zhirkov could make his first league appearance since November. Alex and Yossi Benayoun are both sidelined, and boss Carlo Ancelotti will decide which two of Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka to start with. Ryan Giggs (hamstring) should be available for United, but the game comes too soon for Rio Ferdinand (calf) and Jonny Evans (ankle). Javier Hernandez may have put himself in the reckoning for another starting berth after his brace at the DW Stadium.

Star man
With Torres yet to get off the mark for his new club and Drogba reportedly unhappy at being left out, Anelka has stepped up to the plate for Ancelotti. The French striker has enjoyed a new lease of life at Stamford Bridge after years of apparent discontent at other clubs, and is Chelsea’s leading scorer this term with 16 goals in all competitions, including both in the 2-0 Champions League last-16 win at FC Copenhagen last week.

Ancelotti is a man under pressure. On Monday he denied losing control of his squad following the Cole incident, but speculation is rife that he’ll leave the club at the end of the season. After managerial success with Juventus and AC Milan, preceded by Reggiana and Parma, Carlo was appointed Chelsea boss in 2009. The Italian led the Blues to the League and FA Cup double in his first term, but his only realistic chance of picking up silverware this season appears to be in the Champions League.

Martin Atkinson will take charge on Tuesday, having originally been due to referee the game in December. The Yorkshireman has awarded the most penalties (10) and red cards (nine) of any Premier League official this season; two of those dismissals came in United’s 2-0 win over Wigan at Old Trafford in November. His last Reds game was the 2-1 cup win at Southampton in January.

Rivals watch
There are no other midweek Premier League games, meaning United can open up a seven-point lead at the top if all goes to plan in west London. Nearest challengers and beaten Carling Cup finalists Arsenal are next in league action on Saturday, at home to Sunderland; before then they have an FA Cup fifth-round replay to contend with, at home to Leyton Orient on Wednesday.

Javier Hernandez Chicharito

Javier Hernadez Chicharito

Javier Hernandez Chicharito

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