Because less players equal more space to pass and move


Chelsea have managed to show quite a strong team line in their upcoming match against Portsmouth. John Terry, one of the key players for Chelsea has managed to be passed fit by the medical unit and his knee problem will not be of much worry for the upcoming match.

There have been quite a few changes in the team selection and Drogba is to be replaced by Torres. Sturridge, who is still injured, will be replaced by Malouda. These changes will ensure that Chelsea has a good stand when it comes to a tough fight with their competitors.

Chelsea has a lot of expectations to be fulfilled and all at the club, right from the rich owner, the manager, all the way to the substitutes aim to be holding the FA cup trophy come May. However to ensure this there has to be strong performances on and off the pitch.

Currently Chelsea will be making use of the 4-3-3 formation and hope that like always it helps them to end up successful and victorious. Portsmouth on the other hand have brought about a 4-4-1-1 formation where they tend to keep a strong defence and midfield position and prefer having a skilled forward team who can make the best use of the chances that pop in during the game.

The defense technique adopted by Portsmouth might create quite a bit of trouble for Chelsea to score goals and hence they will have to make best use of moments that they get in the game.