Thomas Vermaelen has been passed fit for the game this weekend. As the captain I expect him to return to the starting line-up although it is unclear who might drop out.


Both BFG and Koscielny had super games last week at Cited and deserve to keep their spot, but someone will have to drop out for the captain and I expect it will be Koscielny. Unfair perhaps, but based on performances alone this season the BFG has been immense and deserves to keep his place.

His positional sense has been beyond imagination as he as always found himself in the midst of all the action and has always done very well against even the most fleet of foot. His telescopic leg is almost legendary already and we are lucky to have so many talented defenders that now it is difficult to pick the first choice.

Marko Marin, the young German playmaker signed this summer for Chelski has been expressing his admiration for how totally