Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Match Preview - MSK Zilina Vs. Chelsea

    Good Start Expected for The Journey Towards Wembley

    We will be playing against MSK Zilina away today. This is the team which we played first under new era at Chelsea under Abramovic.

Wembley Stadium Chelsea v Manchester United (1-3) Community Shield 08/08/2010 Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea) Nani (Manchester United) Photo Roger Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom
Manager Rates Him Highly

   Terry is fit and will guiding the side. Though other two English players, Ashley and Franky will remain in London as manager decided to give them deserved rest. Also Drogba will be missing the match with suspension.

   Even in the absence of these star players still team looks so strong and there should not be any worries in defeating zilina tonight.

  Squad is as follows,
   Cech, Brana, Alex, Terry, Zhirkov, Mikel, Essien, Benayoun, Malouda, Sturridge and Anelka.

   Benayoun will be starting the game for the first time in blue colour also Sturridge will make first appearance in champions league from start.

   On paper team is solid. And will follow its regular formation of 4-3-3. I liked Carlo's decision to give chance to Sturridge ahead of Kalou. This is bold decision considering Stur's lack of experience at this level still the faith of manager in him will drive him forward.

    Starting the campaign with the win is always good and there should not be having any problem on missing out that thing. Also players will be fresh for weekend game as the rotation tactic are to be used by manager. Though players should not be complacent before the game cause small teams are capable to provide shocks.

   It may or may not be thumping of the opponents as we are very little known about the game play of Zilina but the potential of our team makes us to believe that at the end of the day 3 points will be in the bag.

   My prediction - 0-3
   Player to watch - Sturridge