Chelsea v Arsenal: Who starts for Chelsea tomorrow?
It's another massive game at Stamford Bridge, this time against the Arsenal and I am asking a...
It's another massive game at Stamford Bridge, this time against the Arsenal and I am asking all the Chelsea fans all over the world to give YOUR opinion on who should start for Chelsea?
We know that Didier Drogba and Ramires are out injured but that's the only players missing. With everyone else to choose from, the boss has a selection dilemma on his hands and for some people the selection should be straight forward but I am not so sure.
We would expect Thibaut Courtois to continue in goal with Ivanovic, Cahill, JT in front of him. However the left back role is up for debate despite being 90% sure myself that Cesar Azpilicueta, rested in midweek, will come straight back into the side in place of Luis. I just wonder if Mourinho sees a weakness in Arsenal out wide in their own defensive areas and if that's the case, Luis could play as he is better going forward?
Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas (up against his old club) are nailed on starters in the deeper midfield role - if Mourinho sticks with the 4-2-3-1 formation.
As we know Diego Costa starts up front and I personally do not see it being a risk at all. He took so many bumps and bruises against Sporting but looked unaffected so we shouldn't have any doubts about him at all. Loic Remy will remain an option from the bench if needed.
That bring us to the main area that will give reason for debate and that's our attacking three. Last weekend against Villa, we saw Eden Hazard, Oscar and Andre Willian given the nod. In midweek, Jose made a single change and Andre Schurrle started so I wonder if the only change ahead of this one will be Willian in for Schurrle?
It was interesting to hear the boss talk of Schurrle yesterday when he said that he can be "phenomenal" or he can be "so-so". As a result, I believe that Willian will start.
So for me the team should be as follows:
Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, JT(c), Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Hazard, Oscar, Willian and Costa.
What do you people think?