Chelsea vs Barnsley

As the Blues travel to Oakwell in Yorkshire, they would be delighted to know that Harry Redknapp and Pompeys have done them a favor in eliminating Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Tykes, who dumped Liverpool in their last match, would be confident, but it would be a big ask for them if they were to eliminate Chelsea as well. I would say it is not likely to happen.

For Barnsley, Anderson Da Silva is out due to injury and that is a major setback. and for Chelsea Petr Cech is out for a week due to injury. Cudicini will replace him. Avram Grant will have to decide how strong a team to field. A strong bench would be one thing I would expect. Also he may choose some players who haven't got enough oppurtunities lately.

Shevchenko, if fit should play this match. Mikel and Sidwell are likely to play. And same is the case with Alex. It remains to be seen if Grant gives an oppurtunity in this match for Essien or Drogba to return to form. Or will it be Anelka or Pizzaro upfront. Guessing a team for this match would be difficult considering the large number options available.

Guess at the team:
Belletti, Terry, Alex, Bridge
Essien, Mikel, Sidwell
Wright-Phillips, Anelka, Malouda
subs: Hilario, Carvalho, Drogba, J.cole, Pizzaro/Shevchenko

Referee: Steve Bennett

TV Timings: 2055(IST) Star Soprts

Scoreline prediction: 0-4