Team news is in for today’s Derby clash with Chelsea and despite AVB’s hopes that Danny Rose would be fit enough to reclaim his place in the starting XI, the left back is out and Kyle Naughton continues to deputise.

Elsewhere, there had been some expectation that Lewis Holtby or Erik Lamela could start but Andre keeps faith with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andros Townsend for now.

The full starting XI reads,

Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Naughton, Dembele, Paulinho, Townsend, Eriksen, Sigurdsson, Soldado.

And our subs,

Friedel, Chiriches, Lamela, Hotby, Chadli, Sandro, Defoe

Are you happy that the coach has stayed with his winning line up or would have liked to see some changes?



  1. I was confident about today before the line up was announced, not buying anothr LB is going to really hurt us. Also no holding midfield player with all the attacking midfield players they have is a real concern, please do not keep picking Gylfi he offers nothing

  2. (@) Spencer is very frank, and I tend to agree! A shame Rose isn’t fit. Midfield could be a bit stretched and Gylfi is viable as long as goals or assists come from his inclusion. I have said all along that this is a nailed on draw. With this team it is 0-0 instead of 1-1.

  3. Holtby has been an integral part in so many goals this season its shocking he still isnt getting first team play in the premiere league. Id like to see Chirches tried at LB, he left a lot to be desired against villa but any1 beats naughton


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