Chelsea started the season on the base of its midfield strength. Halfway into the season Chelsea seem to have run out of options. We take a look at Chelsea's current situation and look at options Rafa Benitez has .
These are trying times if you are Roberto Mancini.Manchester City are entering a important phase in this year's campaign. In the Next 3 weeks they play 6 games against top sides in Champions League and Premier League.
Real Madrid host Real Zaragoza at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium as Jose Mourinho's men look to climb the La Liga standings.
With renewed vigour and riding on back of 3 consecutive victories Real Madrid head to Amsterdam Arena to face Ajax.Group D is the group of champions but more famously is considered as group of Death.Over the last two years these 2 teams have met four times and Real Madrid emerged on the winning side each time.Spanish outfit is slowly gathering momentum. Twice Madrid came from behind to beat Manchester City at home in the dying minutes to snatch victory from the hands of City.Ronaldo is back to his goal scoring best . Sergio Ramos is back in the squad amidst rumours of a rift with coach Jose Mourinho.Team Selection would be critical for Jose Mourinho as Real Madrid are preparing for one of their busiest weeks of this campaign.While they have an all-important game against Ajax, Jose Mourinho and the rest of his team know well that a potentially decisive meeting with Barcelona takes place in the league next Sunday.Ronaldo as always would be our man to watch out for Real Madrid. In Form Brazilian superstar Kaka is expected to play a role in the match.Jose Mourinho has been quite vocal about the brazilian and praise him for his performances.
West Ham vs. Fulham
Fulham travel to Upton Park to face West Ham. They will be a weakened side following departure of Mousa Dembele and absence of Clint Dempsey. West Ham would like to recover from last week's disappointment against Swansea. This match could see likes of Ricardo Vaz Te, Nicky Maynard and Mobido Maiga return after impressing in mid-week Cup outing. Andy Carroll has also joined West Ham on loan. Recent history is against Fulham who have won once in their last 15 matches against West Ham. Can Fulham improve their dismal record?
Swansea vs. Sunderland
Swansea can go top if they defeat Sunderland in this fixture. Michu has been in prime form for Swansea with 3 goals. Ki Sung-Yueng has joined Swansea from Celtic. Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has a fully-fit squad to choose from and is likely to name an unchanged team. Sunderland play their second match of the season which could see debuts for Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson. Wes Brown and David Vaughan will miss the match due to injuries. An exciting match in prospect with Swansea starting as favorites.
West Brom vs. Everton