Chelsea v Bolton - Massive game and all eyes on AVB's team selection!.

It really is massive today and we all know it. No disrespect to them, but who would have thought that Chelsea at home to Bolton could be a ...

It really is massive today and we all know it. No disrespect to them, but who would have thought that Chelsea at home to Bolton could be a turning point in our season. It could be the start of a revival under AVB or, it could be his last game as manager if reports in the media are to be believed.

Andre Villas-Boas had his team selection questioned for the first time by Roman Abramovich after he "demanded" an explanation for his selection against Napoli. As I said yesterday, it could be a good thing and gives AVB a gentle reminder that he has Roman's attention with every selection and substitution now.

Roman Abramovich isn't stupid, he watches Chelsea TV, he looks at websites like mine and he wants to see the opinions of Chelsea fans as much as he wants to hear from everyone around him.

Today's team selection will be interesting to say the least and I will have it for you on Twitter in around two hours. Will we see the likes of Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Michael Essien return to the starting eleven? and if they do is it a sign of direct pressure from the owner on the manager to play them or has AVB realised he needs to finally pick the strongest eleven we have at this club? Only time will tell.

Whoever goes out on that pitch has a simple message "deliver the three points" and it really is that simple now. Nothing else will do. I know there are Chelsea fans that will say "If we can't beat Bolton at home!" and they are right but you have to remember that's based on Chelsea playing well, on form, keeping things tight and scoring goals.

Chelsea and our manager literally have EVERYTHING to lose this afternoon but for Bolton they have everything to gain. Not fancied or expected to get a result here and already in what seems to be a relegation scrap, they will come here organised and with a game plan to unsettle Chelsea and to look to expose any defensive weakness to hope the Stamford Bridge crowd become quiet and unsettled.

Bolton will look to play their football and capitalise on any mistakes. Expect their set pieces to cause Chelsea problems today so Didier Drogba (who I expect to start) could be busy in his own box defending today.

It really has become a case of all or nothing with Chelsea now. We have to get the win even if we play rubbish today. We just need three points game by game now starting this afternoon. I couldn't care less if we won the game 1-0 and the goal came off someones arse and went in!.

If it was me (and I said it earlier in the week) I would look at the players we have available (no JT or Bosingwa don't forget) and pick the strongest eleven we have and throw the form book out the window. We need plenty of experience and big name/big game players on that pitch today to pull us through this and maybe some of those player HAVE BEEN at odds with our manager, I just hope he realises that he needs them as much as they need him.

So for me I am hoping for the following line up:

Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Cole, Essien, Ramires, Lampard, Mata, Drogba and Sturridge.

On the bench: Turnbull, Bertrand, Romeu, Meireles, Malouda, Kalou, Torres.

I am a big big fan of Romeu and of Torres but, to get things back on track and to get the win today we need the experience and big big Chelsea players back. Some might agree with me some won't but this is who I would go for today.

So come on Chelsea, pull it together, get yourselves up for this one and shut all the doubters up. It's time to believe in yourselves and more importantly believe in the manager you have and the group dynamic.

Get out there and give us three points!


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