Chelsea's Mikel set to be Benitez's first casualty – Chelsea V Fulham preview

John Obi Mikel has claimed that he hasn’t been in this weeks key preparation for Tonight’s home game against Fulham, leaving him to fear for his first-team position on a permanent basis.

John is thought to be too defensive for his position, and Rafa is looking to do all he can to give Fernando Torres the opportunities to get goals.

Oriol Romeu is likely to start tonight, and looks as if he will get a lot more playing time under Benitez. The Ex-Barcelona midfielder is thought of as somebody who can always see the right pass, a trait Barcelona live by.

Gary Cahill is also likely to start tonight after recovering from an illness which kept him from starting the game on Sunday. John Terry, Frank Lampard and Daniel Sturridge are all due to miss out.

Fulham are also missing out on some key men with Brede Hangeland missing through suspension, whilst Martin Jol is also missing Simon Davies, Kieran Richardson, Bryan Ruiz and Alex Kacaniklic through injury.

This home game is a huge chance for us to get back to winning ways, but it won’t be easy. Dimitar Berbatov has been outstanding for Fulham since signing for them this summer and Martin Jol is no stranger to the Premier League. If we can eradicate the threat of Berbatov, half the battle will be won. Come on you blues.

  1. Chidi Peter says

    If he is looking for more attacking player Romeo should not be the man, i knew that Benitez will start his favouritizm, the same thing that got him sacked at Inter Milan, he choosed to drop the Champions league winning team of Mourinho amd mix with fring players, Romeo is not good enough to bench Mikel with many reasons, if he wants to drop Mikel then he should short list Fellaini or Fernandinho or Poulinho but as of now he should double up Oscar and Ramy then Mata, Hazard Moses or Mako Marin then lazy Torres up front.

  2. Fatai says

    Up chelsea

  3. Nyente says

    This man looks as if he want to start favouritesm we cant compare Mikel and romeu. He is try to favo his fell spaniad

  4. Shegsy says

    Benitez is mad

  5. omokhua nath says

    ben jst no dis u are playing wit ur job if u dont know is like u dont want 2 spend upto 100day buy using romeo in pl ay of mikel so if u no wot is rite 4 u, better change ur plan up chelsea

  6. Emerenini George says

    If Benitez decide to bench mikel in favor of Rio, he may los his trial job. This is exactly wat he did yi8 Alanso and put liverpool in the state of agony

  7. Chris says

    Is like you are mad by choosen Romeu over Mikel,is like u want to get your self sacked after this match!!!

  8. Chris says

    Is like you are mad by choosen Romeu over Mikel,is like you want to get your self sacked after this match!!!

  9. CHIMA says

    He Is Doing It In d favour of his fellow spanainard he wants 2 favour him & doesnt want to talk about buying another striker in jan.

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