LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Roberto Di Matteo caretaker manager of Chelsea celebrates victory with Didier Drogba after the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Chelsea FC and SSC Napoli at Stamford Bridge on March 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
It's kind of a big game this morning. A win puts us just 2 points behind 4th and likely in good shape as far as the tiebreaker goes. A loss puts us 8 back with 8 to go. A draw obviously just maintains the status quo. This one is about as close to a must win as we'll have this season, and Roberto Di Matteo is clearly aware of that fact. With that in mind, he ran out a very strong looking lineup for today:
Chelsea: Cech; Bosingwa, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Lampard, Essien; Sturridge, Mata, Ramires; Drogba
Subs: Turnbull, Luiz, Mikel, Meireles, Malouda, Kalou, Torres
Spurs: Friedel; Walker, Kaboul, Gallas, Assou-Ekotto; Modric, Parker, Sandro , Bale; Van der Vaart; Adebayor.
Subs: Cudicini, Nelsen, Livermore,Rose, Dos Santos,Defoe, Saha
We're playing well, Spurs are not. They haven't won here since 1990. We look to be the healthier team. We need this win. Anything less than 3 points today will be a major disappointment, so hopefully we can find ourselves a little of the energy we had against Napoli. Keep it clean, no illegal links, no trolling, and Let's Go Blues! I'll have a new thread up at the half...