Backlash at the Bridge

Didier Drogba is the man chosen to spearhead the Ruining Football charge this week thanks to a favourable matchup at home to Blackburn Rovers.


This week could see a real goal fest at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea looking to rebound from last week’s disappointing defeat away to Aston Villa. Blackburn are an average side and were destroyed on their last away trip at Arsenal so the potential is there for some of the same.

Consequently the captain’s armband has been given to Didier Drogba and hopefully he can continue of run of solid points contributions in every game. Darren Bent also plays up front and will prove a hnadful for Birmingham’s defence. Bent has been a fantasy football revelation this season and he has been a mainstay of this team since Gameweek 1.

Fingers are firmly crossed for Fernando Torres to prove his fitness and line up against Manchester United on Sunday.

Bolton’s Jussi Jaaskelainen takes his place in goal ahead of Joe Hart while his teammate Gary Cahill comes into the backline. They face an Everton side struggling on the back of an embarrassing defeat in Europe on Thursday night. The Toffees are also without a number of players through injury so a clean sheet for Bolton is by no means out of the question.

Emiliano Insua drops to the bench as I feel Liverpool will concede against Manchester United. Fit-again Patrice Evra and Stoke’s Ryan Shawcross complete the back three.

Charles N’Zogbia has been in decent form for Wigan, likewise Mark Noble for West Ham, so both could play their part again this week. Gareth Barry needs to do better, while Cesc Fabregas will hopefully score well again.

Fabregas bagged an assist as skipper last week and was also awarded three bonus points which were very welcome considering we would have finished below 50 points otherwise.

The backline didn’t contribute much in Gameweek 9 with a total of zero clean sheets between them.

The team currently sits in 25,721st place out a total of 2,100,012 teams.

Team for Gameweek 10 –


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Neil Sherwin
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