Friday, January 11, 2008

Another tough place to visit

Fresh from Wednesday evening's fun and games at the Emirates, tomorrow sees us visit West London for a league encounter with Chelski. Although that sounds tough, they will be without Essien, Kalou, Drogba, Mikel Obi, Lampard, and Terry. So in terms of timings, is tomorrow better than any other time? Well unfortunately Anelka was signed just in time to play, and Cech should return, so they're not as badly off as I first thought they might be.

From our perspective we have problems in the centre of midfield. Not only are we still missing Zokora and Huddlestone, but Jenas misses tomorrow's game through suspension (too many yellow cards). I therefore assume Ramos will opt for O'Hara and Boateng in the middle, although he could always turn to Tainio.

It's obviously well publicised that we haven't won at the Bridge since 1990. However, in my three previous visits to the ground, the games have always ended in draws. And since I have a ticket for tomorrow... fingers crossed I continue to bring the mighty Spurs some luck! In reality, a draw would be a terrific result and the best we can really hope for.

It's vital that we defend well, and although most Spurs fans will have an opinion on Robbo versus Cerny, I'm really not sure who'd I'd opt for. If today's papers are to be believed it sounds like neither keeper will remain at Spurs beyond this season - so I hope we see some activity from Ramos soon (20 days remain of the current transfer window).

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