I was thinking the other day about how well Chelsea have done in their last few games and relised their side (or at least their midfield) is structured alot like Manures 99 side. Man U 99: Giggs Keane Scholes Beckham Chelsea 03: Duff Makelele Lampard Veron Giggs and Duff: Both left sided attacking dribbling wingers. Giggs in 99 was arguably better than Duff 03 however these days they are both similar quality. Keane and Makelele: The anchor defense linchpins of each times midfield. Again Keane was better in 99 but I think Makelele is better if your compare them now. Scholes and Lampard: Both hard working, "behind the front two", box to box midfielders who act as link men in their perspective sides. Scholes better in 99 but these days its a toss up whose better I beleive. Beckhame and Veron: Both playmakers and wonderful passers/vision and work well in space. Beckham is still was and still is better than Veron in my opinion, but Veron is a talented enigma and I beleive will go well at Chelsea. So yeah, both teams midfields are structured remarkedly similar. Chelsea's current strikers are probably more talented than Manures 99 strikers and Chelsea's defence better than Manures. Full credit to Ranieri, the guys a genius for finding the right players and put them into the right structure and having them play so well together so soon.