Cardiff v Chelsea: A possible three ruled out - who starts?

This afternoon Jose Mourinho has confirmed ahead of the trip to Wales on Sunday, that Frank Lampard is ill and both John Terry and Samuel...

This afternoon Jose Mourinho has confirmed ahead of the trip to Wales on Sunday, that Frank Lampard is ill and both John Terry and Samuel Eto'o have picked up knocks in training and all three remain doubtful for our final game of the season. My question to you the Chelsea fan reading this is "Who do you think should start?"

Moving forward, let's think of the team selection based on these three being ruled out 100% and select the best possible line up from there. It's important to remember that we can still nick second place from Liverpool if we win our game and Newcastle perform a minor miracle at Anfield.

Of course the end of season games always give some of our younger players a chance to get a taste of first team football but with the Under 21's playing their Final at Old Trafford next Wednesday, I doubt that Dermot Drummy would want to risk any of his players ahead of the game.

If the team selection was down to me alone, I would pick the strongest possible side to face Cardiff to finish with a real flourish. We have had some pretty disappointing results of late and it's important that we finish on a high.

Cardiff are a wounded animal after being relegated last weekend and will be looking to give their supporters a lift in their final game. When it's been their day, they have produced some really good performances at home so we need to be at our best.

As for Chelsea? For some of our players, it could be their final game for the club, virtually putting themselves in the shop window ahead of the summer and they would want to do well.

The sentimental eleven:

Players such as Demba Ba, Mikel, David Luiz and Ashley Cole have all been linked with moves away from the Bridge (despite the manager giving the impression he wants Ashley Cole to stay) and they could be given the nod to start on Sunday.

In addition to Eto'o, JT and Lampard we know that Petr Cech is out for 8-10 weeks after his successful surgery this week so Mark Schwarzer will start another game in goal.

The JT injury gives Jose Mourinho a chance to move Branislav Ivanovic inside to play next to Gary Cahill and play Cesar Azpilicueta at right back with Ashley Cole at left back.

David Luiz and Mikel to start in the holding midfield positions with Mohamed Salah, Willian and Andre Schurrle as our attacking three. Demba Ba will continue up front.

Just to confirm - the sentimental eleven would be:

Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Kalas, Cole, Luiz, Mikel, Salah, Willian, Schurrle, Ba.

The strongest eleven: 

Now if we were looking to field the strongest possible eleven we have against Cardiff with one eye on what's happening at Anfield, I would go with the following players based on the fact that Oscar looks like missing out with injury and Ramires is suspended:

Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Cole, Matic, Luiz, Schurrle, Willian, Hazard and Torres.

What do you people think? Would you go sentimental or strong?

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