Monday, 2 January 2012

Match Preview: Chelsea v. Wolves





Arguably one of the most crucial games for AVB. With 3 points in the last 4 games this game is a 'must-win' for Villas Boas. Although, sacking AVB should and will be far from Roman Abrahmovich's mind he will keep an eye on results and will want to know how he can help the young Portuguese so that he can restore glory to a club that craves it. 

Going into this game we are faced with some problems. 

We have gone from being one of the most solid and compact defences in Europe to being one of the leakiest. David Luiz although has become more aware and defensively orientate, making less mistakes at the back giving JT to go on surging runs to pump speed into the game. Although, Bosingwa is not the player we bought few years back. 

Also, Sturridge is doubtful with a slight injury but to be honest he has been the best Chelsea player this season without doubt. Ramires although, another player who can work some magic is back and his form is crucial for any success. 

Here is my predicted line up for tonights game. We will play for the first time a 4-4-2 formation after the 4-3-3 has ceased to be effective recently. 
 ---------------------------------------Cech----------------------------------------
----Ivanovic--------------Luiz---------------------JT----------------------A. Cole
--------------------------Meireless--------------Romeu------------------------
-----Mata------------------------------------------------------------Malouda-----
---------------------------Drogba---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------Torres----------------------------------

Subs: Lukaku, Ferreria, Bosingwa, Mikel, Lampard, McEachran and Bertrand

Should I have to predict this game, I would have to say that I see this going down as a victory. Chelsea should be able to sneak a win at 2-0. Torres would, in an ideal world, score the winner. 

Romeu has been another fantastic find this season by AVB and continues to show great composure in midfield and Drogba will play behind Torres so that he can come and recieve the ball and play those killer passes and take those powerful shots. 

The danger man in this game who can swing it in Wolves favor will be Steven Fletcher. The Scot is dangerous and can quickly pounce on a ball. Romeu will have to track him and limit the amount of service he gets from pacy wingers like Hammill, Hunt or the infamous Stephen Hunt.

Comment below what you feel.