Possible Chelsea Starting Line-Up Against Arsenal – John Obi Mikel to Start


Chelsea will face London rivals Arsenal at the Emirates in the forth round of the Capital One Cup tie, where Jose Mourinho will be looking to use his bench strength to good effect.


The Blues manager will be looking to make few changes from the side that defeated Manchester City on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. So, how will Chelsea shape up for this particular game?

In the defence, left-back Ashley Cole will be preparing himself to receive the annual torrent of boos from the home fans, while Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta could start on the right hand side. John Terry could be given a rest which means Brazilian David Luiz could start alongside Gary Cahill.

In the midfield, John Obi Mikel should start at the centre of midfield. The avalanche of attacking players in the team will make the life easier for Mourinho as the Portuguese could field Juan Mata, Willian and Kevin De Bruyne and still the quality would remain intact.

Fernando Torres was sensational against Man City on Sunday but the Spaniard could warm the bench against the Gunners, paving way for either Samuel Eto’o or Demba Ba.

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