Villas-Boas faces his first big EPL test

Updated: September 15, 2011, 5:21 PM ET
By Michael Cox | Special to ESPN.com

However you look at it, Sunday's trip to Old Trafford is Andre Villas-Boas' first real test as Chelsea manager. Just five games into his tenure, he faces the fixture that has effectively decided the destination of the league title in the past two seasons; in 2009-10 Chelsea won 2-1 in April to leapfrog United at the top, and last season United won by the same scoreline to put itself a point away from the title.

Villas-Boas should be thankful that he's had some time to prepare ...

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