So Dean Ashton is out for a month and Craig Bellamy has a groin and a hamstring injury. Unbelievable. So we now only have two fit strikers in Carlton Cole and Freddie Sears. Not exactly a strike force to frighten most Premiership defences, is it? It wouldn’t surprise me if Zola started with Boa Morte up front tomorrow, alongside Cole. Indeed, it may not be such a bad idea. Boa Morte may have a point to prove. No, let’s reword that. He DOES have a point to prove.
I’ve also read that Zola intends to play Lucas Neill alongside Upson in central defence. I think that is a good move. He wants Faubert at right back with Behrami on the wing. Again, I think that’s worth a try.
Can’t wait for 3pm tomorrow!
UPDATE: I have egg dripping from my face, having forgotten that we have a certain David di Michele to choose from too. I’ll just get my coat.