Jose Mourinho’s team face a tough battle tonight against PSG in a game we must win by at least two goals or more to have a chance of advancing the semis of the tournament. The Portuguese as a result insisted Samuel Eto’o who isn’t fit 100% for this game might have a role to play and has called on the players to deliver their best to knock out the French champions of the competition.
The Special one knows come backs in front of home fans and admitted that anything is possible with the belief of the players. So, what might his starting line-up look like tonight against Paris Saint-Germain? We predict the starting 11 of this game based on the players available for this game and the best possible tactic to destroy PSG at the Bridge.
Formation – 4-2-3-1
GK – Petr Cech
The Czech stopper knows the big game atmospheres of this competition at the Bridge having been a main stay between the sticks at Stamford Bridge for a decade now. And he hopes to play a crucial role by preventing Cavani and co. from scoring against his side. No better choice than Cech for such occasions. He must deliver in important moments and he knows it very well.
Back four – Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta
This is the best possible starting back-line we have had all season for the important games and it has done a brilliant job in stopping the likes of Manchester City at the Etihad from scoring. Then, we must not be called crazy by any other fans into believing they will stop PSG from scoring at the Bridge easily. Ivanovic and Azpilicueta too must be up to the task of delivering in the attacking department by bombing forward and helping out in the attacks.
Pivot – David Luiz, Lampard
For this game, we must start Luiz and Frank Lampard for his experiences in big games like this since Ramires is suspended for this game. The English veteran will give us another option in the attacking department while getting in the attacking 3rd of the pitch. While, David Luiz is looking for revenge against PSG and he will be ready for this game. Both of this players must give their hearts out because the battle between the two sides must be won in midfield more than any other position.
Attacking midfielders – Hazard, Oscar, Schurrle/Willian
The reason for the exclusion of Willian from the starting 11 is for Andre Schurrle to give us more width and attacking option going forward while he can also cut in and shoot. So, we do not need to depend well only on the striker to shoot and deliver goals. Hazard will be as important as ever before after also scoring the crucial away goal from the previous first leg in Paris. Oscar must do very well in the attacking 3rd of the pitch by marking out Thiago Motta and Verrati. The midfield battle at that position will be key for us to advance into the semis of the tournament.
Striker – Samuel Eto’o
The Cameroonian won’t be 100% fit for this clash but, Jose Mourinho has said that he will use him if the opportunity demands to risk him ahead of the inefficient Fernando Torres. The Spaniard has been blamed by Mourinho and the media by not associating with the attacking 3 players and also not scoring. Eto’o will give us that option and he will be as influential as he has been in big games should he play at his best.
Here’s our predicted starting 11 and let us know your opinion about this line-up through comments. Who do you think should start ahead of this players? KTBFFH and thanks for reading!!