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UCL: Chelsea - Olympiakos (Mar 5)

Champions League action returns after morale-boosting 4 - 0 win over West Ham. All Chelsea players are available for selection. If somebody managed to forget, the first leg ended goalless. Given that, any draw with goals scored does suit for Greeks and completely doesn't for Blues.

It'll be interesting to see team's line-up after that impressive Saturday's win. Some players who are normally considered to be starters (most notably Essien and Drogba) were left out and it will be the tough choice for Grant whether to recall them or to leave them out again.
 

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Shevchenko is PLAYING IN THE RESERVES GOD ****ING DAMN IT

Andriy Shevchenko captains the side as he works towards fitness after suffering back problems, while there is also space in the team for Claudio Pizarro and Tal Ben-Haim, as those players lacking involvement in recent weeks are provided with a platform to impress Avram Grant.

Steve Sidwell will feature against his former club for a third time, having featured in both Premier League fixtures against them this season while Hilario will provide further experience as he plays in goal, allowing Rhys Taylor a rest before FA Youth Cup action on Friday.

Argentine Franco Di Santo will be hoping to add to his first competitive goal in a Chelsea shirt, achieved in the last reserve outing against Fulham, the third of three consecutive draws. That was three weeks ago, with the game against Arsenal a week ago postponed.


WTF WTF WTF
 

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am going to the stadium this time! finally got tickets!! lol hoping for a good night....
 

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apparently ballack is to be cut from midfield to play Lamps, Maka and Essien. And play the hailed two man forward line of the Drog and Anelka?

All my personal like for Ballack aside. That is just the stupidest move any manager can ever make. Dropping an in-form top class player to play a returning hero, a superb ball winner and a not really inform box to box midfielder.

So is that Avram for you?
 
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