John Terry AND Rafa Benitez have both spoken out this week stating that the Europa League is as important as the Premier League and FA Cup to Chelsea this season and we have to do all we can to win it. As a result, it will be interesting to see how we approach the game in Prague tomorrow evening.
Chelsea have African Cup of Nations winners Mikel and Victor Moses back available to bolster the options Rafa Benitez has and it provides a timely boost to the squad. Whether or not they both start in this one is up for debate.
Juan Mata should be fit to start this one after recovering from a virus that kept him out of the starting eleven against Wigan but there are doubts over the fitness of Gary Cahill.
With Brentford at the Bridge on Saturday and a chance to rotate a strong side at the weekend, I wonder if Rafa will play the strongest side available tomorrow night?
I think we go all out in this one and try and pick up a two goal lead before we bring them back to the Bridge next week. It's also worth mentioning that for Sparta Prague, this is their first competitive game since they had a break in their season at the end of November.
My starting eleven tomorrow is as follows:
Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cole, Mikel, Lampard(c), Hazard, Mata, Ramires, Torres.
What do you people think?
Carefree & KTBFFH
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