Battle of the Blues

Birmingham certainly would be one of the last teams that is likley to stop Chelsea's unbeaten run in the league. But taking Birmingham lightly wouldn't be a good idea, Arsene Wenger knows. Birmingham have stood up against tough oppositions and the goal margins with which they lost have been low. With McLeish adding new players to his squad like McFadden and David Murphy, things wont be easy for Grant's men at St.Andrews. But then we have Anelka.

There were rumors that Lampard will be back for today's match but I believe that wont happen today. Anelka's debut would be the only change for Chelsea, instead of struggling Pizzaro.Wright-Phillips would continue to play in midfield, a job he has been doing wonderfully in the last few games. Birmingham would be unchanged from the side that played in Emirates last week. McFadden and ex-blue Forsell would be on the bench. Grant said he is happy with the way his team is playing even though key players are injured and he would be hoping for another victory today.

Guess at the squad:
Belleti, Alex, Carvalho, A.Cole
Wright-Phillips, Ballack, Makelele
J.Cole, Anelka, Malouda
Subs: Cudicini, Sidwell, Ben-Haim, Bridge, Pizzaro

Referee: Rob Styles

TV Timings: 2300IST ESPN

Scoreline Prediction: 0-2