Man Utd boss Ferguson: Chelsea have had it easy

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Chelsea have benefitted from an easy start to the season.

Chelsea have already beaten West Bromwich Albion, Wigan Athletic, Stoke City and West Ham United, and they face promoted Blackpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, while Manchester United prepare to take on Liverpool at Old Trafford having slipped four points behind Carlo Ancelotti's team.

"They've certainly had a very easy early start to the season, there's no doubt about that," the United manager said. "There are big games coming up [Chelsea play Manchester City and Arsenal in their following two league matches] but they've had a good start nonetheless and you can only deal with the games that are in front of you."

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