Just a quick post this morning as I’m playing in a Charity Golf day as you read!
Chelsea is the big talking point this Sunday and one of the subject matters was a recent study the Daily Mail stole from me.
Yes, you remember the weight study I put together to prove categorically we needed heavier centre backs to rule the league. Well, Arsenal.com reckon there is a study somewhere other than Le Grove that says Chelsea weigh 2 stone more than us overall. I can’t be bothered to check if that’s correct, but Wenger has said this weight thing isn’t decisive as some heavy players are rubbish (Like Kolo) and some small teams are exceptional (Spain).
I think he is right. If you’ve got the best technical players in the world, no amount of brute strength will stop them. However, I think it’s debatable whether we have the best in the world at the moment and we certainly won’t on Sunday. So a bit of power in our midfield would be welcome and that is why I can’t see Geoff’s Songless midfield happening no matter how poorly we might think he is playing.
Cesc is definitely out of the game, which gives Wilshere a chance to shine. Song will definitely be there and if Diaby is fit, it’d be tough to see anyone else taking his place. The game really will be decided on whether our boys turn up. Will Nasri be man enough to stamp some personality on a tough game? Can Arshavin prove he is big time? How will Chamakh cope against a human being as disgusting as John Terry?
The most scary battle of the afternoon will be between the centre backs and Drogba. Will they cope against his ferocious power play? Will Koscielny go a whole game without making a mistake? Do the pair have the mental strenght to nullify him?
Fabianski… have we seen the tipping point in his career? How is he going to cope knowing that one more mistake in a high profile game will banish him back to Poland shame faced though slightly richer than before?
There are so, so many questions that are going to be answered come Sunday evening… so what are yours? Lets thrash them out in the comments and get some predictions going!