Team news is in and some of it is positive ahead of what could be our most important game of the season. Tim Sherwood might have been approaching today’s match at Stamford Bridge with only three fit senior defenders but with Kyle Walker and Younes Kaboul available, the coach has a limited choice of options.
However, Christian Eriksen remains a doubt and he could join Danny Rose, Erik Lamela, Vlad Chiriches and others on the sidelines.
“Christian is doubtful, he’s still not shaken off the back injury,” Sherwood said. “It’s a minor injury but still irritating him and this game might come too early.”
“We’ve had good news on Danny so we’re hoping he’ll be on the mend soon, we’ll get him back out training soon and then assess him,” added Tim. “Erik and Vlad remain longer-term injuries alongside Etienne.”
Aside from the questions in defence and midfield, the coach has to decide whether to operate with a 4-4-2 or to revert back to a more defensive formation while away at the league leaders.
Here’s what we’d like to see – we suspect it will be 4-5-1 with Dawson instead of Kaboul. What’s your view?