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Old 03-25-2005, 07:10 PM   #422
Eaglesfan27
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April 3, 2011 -

Today is the big match! We travel to play Chelsea. Chelsea are 1st in the EPL, and we are 2nd. Those positions will reverse with a win by us. They are playing a 4-3-2-1 that is shaped like a pyramid or set of bowling pins. In this game, Petr Cech is starting in goal. He is still a world class keeper. They have a strong defensive line in Wayne Bridge at left fullback, John Terry at centreback, Naldo at centreback, and Paulo Ferreira at right fullback. The right side of this line is weaker than the left. In the midfield, they have Sanli Tuncay on the left, Rafael van der Vaart in the middle, and Diego on the right. That midfield line is all top notch. In front of them, they have Arjen Robben on the left and Joe Cole on the right. They are both very good. Finally, Adriano is the lone striker in the box. They will be difficult to beat. Our guys are tired from international play, but so are their guys.

Chelsea are 6-4 favorites.

It's sunny with temperatures in the high 40's.

GK: Howard
DL: Silvestre
DC: Lucio
DC: Ferdinand
DR: Brown
ML: Downing
MC: Djemba
MC: Fletcher
MR: Eagles
SC: McFadden
SC: Rooney (he isn't in great shape after playing in two international matches, but he is match fit, and he has risen to the occasion against big opponents.. hopefully he does so today.)

S1: Barthez
S2: van Nistelrooy
S3: Grygera
S4: Stevanovic
S5: Adriano
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