PSG v Chelsea: Four OUT so who should start for Chelsea!
Ashley Cole, Mohamed Salah, Nemanja Matic and Samuel Eto'o are all out of Chelsea's tri...
Ashley Cole, Mohamed Salah, Nemanja Matic and Samuel Eto'o are all out of Chelsea's trip to Paris tomorrow night but we have both Ramires and Willian back from suspension. I am asking you who should start tomorrow night?
In my opinion, out of the four areas of our team formation, two of those areas have pretty much become a straightforward and automatic selection. It's the other two areas that will provide substance for debate amongst Chelsea fans reading this post from all over the world.
The two areas that are straightforward are our back four which will remain unchanged as it pretty much has been under Mourinho and I cannot see Demba Ba being selected ahead of Fernando Torres having only been used as a bit part player so far.
First up for debate tonight is the two holding midfield players. As I said above, Ramires is back in contention to start after being suspended against Arsenal and Palace in recent weeks. Should he slot straight back into the side?
Frank Lampard is available for selection having played in the home game against Galatasaray. Will Jose decide to utilise his experience in this one?
Mikel is also available for selection and his natural defensive instincts could become vital in the away leg and could he possibly line up next David Luiz in midfield to provide that all important screen in midfield, just in front of our back four?
The second area is our attacking three. Willian is back in contention and I wonder if Jose will revert to the three flair players in behind Torres of Hazard, Oscar and Willian?
After what happened last weekend, tomorrow night has become huge in our season as we are out of the title race now. We cannot afford any complacency in Paris, we must keep things tight and compact and if anything, approach the game as we did against Manchester City in the Premier League. For that reason alone, I can see Mourinho playing Ramires pushed up as part of our attacking three to play counter attacking football.
Here is the starting eleven I would like to see tomorrow night:
Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry(c), Azpilicueta, Mikel, Luiz, Ramires, Willian, Hazard, Torres.
Who do YOU want to see start for Chelsea?