The fact that AVB hasn't named the squad that has travelled to Goodison has left all of us wondering exactly how he is going to approac...

The fact that AVB hasn't named the squad that has travelled to Goodison has left all of us wondering exactly how he is going to approach this one tonight. His press conference yesterday was interesting as he said:
"Our challenge is to win the most amount of trophies possible so this is a game to win. On the bigger picture, Arsenal comes up after a Premier League defeat and we need a response, but the Carling Cup is important as well. We have adopted the policy of playing the most amount of youngsters as possible in this competition and we will try to stick to it but our commitment is to try to win the game."
Keeps us all guessing doesn't he!. He is saying that he wants to win this competition, involve as many youngsters as possible but at the same time making sure he picks a side that can go out and win the game.

He also also spoken of the fact that with 11 men we never played well at QPR and is looking for a better performance adding pressure and an expectation on the players to perform. Do we really think that all of the youngsters will get a game? I can't see it to be honest.

We have to take some things into consideration about the game tonight just like AVB will before he selects his eleven players. First of all this is Everton away which has ALWAYS been a tough game for Chelsea, Everton will put their strongest side out tonight, Didier Drogba is now suspended and Fernando Torres only played a week ago so ahead of Arsenal could Torres be given an hours run out?. Romeu is the same, only played last week and is fresh compared to other players who played most of the game at QPR on Sunday. John Terry is one game away from being suspended so if he gets booked tonight he misses Arsenal.

There is plenty to think about before AVB picks the team but I cannot help but think back to his comments above, he wants to win this competition and get our hands on the first trophy available this season. I think he will pick a strong side tonight and surprise people.

Without question, we need to start the game better than we did against QPR. We need to expect the same treatment from Everton as QPR dealt us, they will close down the space and fight for every ball. We need to compose ourselves and play our game, get the ball forward early and as quickly as possible and create early chances to get a foothold in the game.

It will be a time for cool and experienced heads in the intimidating atmosphere at Goodison. Everton will be up for the game so we have to ensure we are too. Will AVB select his strongest available eleven or play the experienced fringe players alongside some youngsters tonight?

The question remains:
If you were AVB would you stick or twist?


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