So off the high which was the Chelsea game and of course, the result, we move on Wigan, tonight, less than 48 hours after finishing off at the Emirates and it’s absolutely vital, beyond all vitalness – i.e. SUPER VITAL that we win up north today. And star of the show, Theo Waclott, talked about the super duper vitalness of winning tonight:
“We can’t dwell on this result. We could be disappointed if we win against Chelsea and then lose at Wigan. All the fans, you could sense the atmosphere, the fans were right up for it, just like the players were and we just didn’t let Chelsea play. We were ready and wanted to do it for our fans because in recent years we let them down in these big matches and we just need to build on that now.”
Super duper stuff.
And with 2 games in 48 hours and Cesc suspended after picking up his fifth card, I suspect changes and quite a few. I’d expect to see Squillaci in place of Djourou, Eboue in place of Sagna, Diaby and Denilson in place of Song & Wilshere and Rosicky, Arshavin & Chamakh all back in the fray.
My line up tonight is:
Eboue – Squillaci – Koscielny – Clichy
Denilson – Diaby
Nasri – Rosicky – Arshavin
With a bench of Szcznesy, Djourou, Sagna, Song, Walcott, Van Persie and Bendtner That’s what I think anyway!! I may be completely wrong! What the team showed against Chelsea is that desire and application combined equal a result – no fear, just play, keep to the core values of your game and you can win.
Arsene spoke ahead of the game and said:
“Chelsea was big because of the table but also because of the future of the team. It was a big psychological hurdle. We hope we can move on and become even stronger. It keeps us in touch with the top teams and it can strengthen the belief that we will have a word to say in this title race. Let’s see if we can turn up on Wednesday night now – that will be very useful.”
I’ll leave that at that tonight… I’ll be back for the second half, until then… adios!