Jump to content
Join Talk Chelsea and join in with the discussions! Click Here

Chelsea v Sparta Prague


Jase

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 470
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Torres

Marin - Oscar - Moses

Mikel - Ramires

Bertrand - Cahill - Ivanovic - Azpilicueta

Cech

Rest Mata, Hazard, Lampard, Cole, Luiz and Terry for Man City. With the away goal we really should go through without much problems, even with a slightly weakened team.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm expecting a routine 2-0 win. They'll be pushed forward looking to score as they are already behind the leg. Will leave space for the likes of Moses and Oscar to exploit, as they did yesterday.

Hope to see some players rested again. Turnbull, Bertrand, Mikel (for game-time ahead of City), Moses and Ferreira should all feature.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just don't concede. A clean sheet is vital to not complicate things and go through with the least possible effort. Mikel is a must start for this one. I expect something like:

Cech

Azpi-Luiz-JT-Bertrand

Rami-Mikel

Hazard-Oscar-Marin

Torres

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The truth is that there are too many games coming too quickly. A manager has to prioritize. But what is more important beating Man City or progressing to the next round of the EC? They are equally important. Laudrup featured a weakened Swansea side against a poor LFC yesterday to save them for the Cup Final and he got thrashed 5-0. If I were Rafa I would err on the side of winning - play a strong side for both matches and hope the players rise to the occasion. I would not play Turnbull. I might play Ramirez and Moses and Mikel.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sparta midfielder Lukáš Vácha after the first leg:

How did the Chelsea stars behave off the pitch, in the tunnel or by the dressing rooms?

For example, I played against Mata for the second time, we met before while playing for the U-21 national teams. He recognized me, came to me and shook my hand. However, Mata, Hazard or even Lampard were doing something interesting during the game. When they are getting closer to the opponent from behind, they start doing a very quick sound - tss tss. I have no idea why. Maybe to disturb the opponent player, to get him nervous, I really don't know. In fact, Theo Gebre Selassie had told me that in the Spanish national team, every single player does that.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Have a feeling that Torres will start and score and then Rafa, being the knob that he is... will play him in the Man City game.... <_<

Must be so confusing being you - worried that the team's number 1 forward will score and that the manager who selected him might then select him again against the champions next weekend. Reminder - Rafa did not pay 50 million for Torres - he paid 20 million and coached him to be the fastest scorer of 50 goals in LFC's history without taking a single penalty or free kick.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...