Today, our Blue Army is in Manchester to face relegation candidates Wigan. Over the years, Wigan has become one of the teams Blues look forward to meeting. They are the gift that keeps on giving. If we had a home away from home, it has to be the DW Stadium. I expect our Blue Army to cruise to a victory there.
A win against Wigan will put Chelsea in four successive Premier league victories, since the defeat to Liverpool in the league. We also hope to extend the streak further till january and so, our next fixtures could be handled well. Coming to the new year, we will find Chelsea in unbeaten run in december and that could also take Chelsea another Step on top of the Premier League. We have also won eight of nine Premier League games in which we have opened scoring.
As we close the gap on the league leaders, this weekend we may see new leaders on the standings, at that could be Manchester utd but it will happen only if Arsenal beat Manchester City on Sunday. And that will put us just 5 points behind the New leaders.
Raul Meireles score his first Premier league goal against Manchester City on Monday, while his last Premier League goal was against Wigan before his move to Chelsea.
In the last six away meets at Wigan, Chelsea have received only one defeat and winning five games – scoring 13 goals and conceding 3 goals.
My Chelsea Team (4-3-3): Cech, Ashley Cole, John Terry, David Luiz, Ivanovic; Mikel, Ramires, Lampard; Mata, Torres, Sturridge
Wigan Team (Probable 4-5-1): Al Habsi; Gohouri, Caldwell, Boyce, Figueroa; McCarthy, Gomez, Moses, Diame, Jones; Sammon
We face Napoli in the next Champions League round; the first leg will be in Naples and the second leg in London. If you are not happy with us drawing Napoli, note that Ballack’s Leverkusen got Barcelona. Michael Essien has been dropped from the Ghana squad for the African Cup of Nations. Hurray! Essien will join Mikel on the available list this January. Mikel’s Nigeria failed to qualify for the competition.
Should AVB try a 4-5-1 formation in January? If AvB decides to use the 4-5-1 formation, it will help Chelsea to dominate possession in its games. If our opponents don’t have the ball they can’t hurt us. We have won all six Premier League matches in which Oriol Romeu has played a part. This boy is a master mind!, and we are all glad that Villas-Boas clarified on the buy-back clause. He is a bright future for the Club. Finally, one of my favorite geezers David Luiz confirmed via twitter that he has passed his English test.