Chelsea v Sporting Lisbon: Just how much should Jose rotate?
Chelsea take on Sporting Lisbon in our final Champions League group game having already won the group and qualified for the next round. I...
Chelsea take on Sporting Lisbon in our final Champions League group game having already won the group and qualified for the next round. I am asking you just how much YOU believe we should rotate the players for this one?
Without doubt, some of our players looked tired against Newcastle at the weekend and were nowhere near their best. With Hull at home on Saturday coming up, I personally believe tomorrow night's game is a chance for Jose to give most a weeks rest and rotate the entire starting eleven.
Cesc Fabregas is suspended for Hull at the weekend after collecting his fifth booking so I would play him tomorrow but I would rest Nemanja Matic despite him missing out against Newcastle.
This is the perfect opportunity to give the likes of Cech, Zouma, Luis, Mikel, Ramires (if fit), Schurrle, Salah and Remy a chance of a start to have another chance to prove themselves to the manager and for Salah in particular, to put himself if the shop window for a move in January.
Any team that Chelsea put out tomorrow night should be able to get the game won and despite the changes, I am more than confident we will do so.
What do you people think of my starting eleven for tomorrow as below:
Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Zouma, Luis, Mikel, Fabregas, Salah, Willian, Schurrle, Remy.
Let me know if you think it should be a different side that starts instead and your reasons as to why!