This is pretty much my preview since I don't have time, sorry. Word is Gerrard may be on the bench with the return of Xabi. I have no problem with that, but I hope that doesn't mean Gerrard will start over Pennant on the right at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Hopefully, both of them will get the call since our offense has pretty much gone through the two of them lately. The only other players I would even consider as 'creators' are Kuyt and Bellamy. With that said, I don't expect Bells to start today, but he'll probably be on the bench. Unfortunately, that leaves Crouch to play. Enough of this jibber-jabber, here's who I think will play:
Man, we really miss Aurelio. Thank God, Zenden has stepped up. I wish there was room on the bench for Sissoko and would not be surprised to see him there instead of Gerrard, but that's a slight risk even though Zenden can play all the midfield positions.