Date: 23rd September 2008 at 9:02pm
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After Sunday’s debacle at Eastlands what we need is a nice easy cup-tie against lower league oppisiotion….

Vital Quotes:

Chester? Carlisle? Colchester? No its bloody Chelsea again, 40 odd teams we could of had in the cup, but to get us back on track we get Chelsea.
Still we must have hit rock bottom on Sunday, so maybe a mixture of reserves and fringe players will do the job against a Chelsea side who invaribly take the Carling cup quite seriously.

Pompey Team News:

At least 8 changes have been cited for tomorrow, in midfield Diop, Diarra and Davis are all genuinely injured, so Richard Hughes can do his light brigade act along with Mvuemba and probably Glen Little.
In defence Campbell will almost definitely be rested, Pamarot should step in, there is a chance Hreidarsson will replace Distin and maybe a rare outing for the greater spotted Duffy bird is on hand.
Kanu will replace Defoe I expect, and Crouch may also get relieved by Nugent who can continue his love affair with the cup.

Player to watch: Litttle

Has had little chance to show so far, but with Utaka mis-firing may get the chance to show he is the man for the job on the right.

Chelsea Team News:

Carvalho and Deco joined the ranks of crocks at Chelsea, Essien has already made himself at home in the sickbay.
Drogba and Ballack are still feeling their way back also.

Player to watch: Kalou

I reckon he will start and he is looking to jump up to the next stage and bag a few more goals

Match Facts & Stats

We play Chelsea we normally lose, 1-1 last time up at Fratton though.

Ref Watch:

Dave Wyatt (gristler)

Next Fixtures:

Spurs at Fratton on Sunday