My team to face Chelski
October 28, 2011
The best goalie in the league will clearly keep his place – Chezney
Full Backs – Keep the Brazilian Santos going at Left Back, and hopefully bring in a proper Right Back in Jenko, who seems to be back fit. Djourou done ok against Stoke, but eventually a good winger will destroy a Centre Back playing in a makeshift full back role.
Centre Backs – This appears to be the sticking point with the return to fitness of TV5, keep him wrapped in cotton wool I say. The partnership of Kos and Per has developed well in recent weeks, it would be foolish to break it up now.
Midfield – Centrally I would play Song in the defensive role, with Arteta continuing to deputise for the injured Wilshere in the link role, and I would stick with Arshavin ahead of Ramsey for the free role behind the striker. This is his position, and he puts in so much more effort there as shown against Bolton in the Carling Cup.
Wide – Theo and Gervinho… Speed Kills overlapping full backs.
Striker – Van the Man.
Conclusion: Chelski are there for the taking, they don’t particularly have a strong side these days, an efficient side, but not of the strength of years gone by. Defensively they are whack in my opinion. Lets go their and rumble.