Team news: Can we beat the Blades with one centre-half?

Last updated : 11 April 2003 By Chris Parry
OK, so Ashley Cole might return at left back having recovered from his hernia operation, but it looks like Sol will be partnered by either Luzhny or Stepanovs at the centre of the defence, which doesn't fill me with confidence.

David Seaman could also return to the side for what will be his 1000th. professional appearance.

Robert Pires is also out of the game with an ankle injury, albeit one suspects that this is simply precautionary in advance of next Wednesday's potential title showdown with Manchester United at Highbury.