Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

Blues Low On Players For Chelsea Test.

Blues Low On Players For Chelsea Test.

Tonight Birmingham City take on Chelsea once again in the FA Cup 5th round replay.

Blues gave Chelsea a bit of a worry in the first meeting at Stamford Bridge and everyone was looking forward to getting Chelsea back to St Andrews where Chris Hughton`s men could perhaps have finished the job off.

But now Chelsea could be ready to have a bit of a backlash after losing at the Baggies at the weekend and then losing their manager the next day.

On top of that little problem, Birmingham are a little short on players. Defenders Stephen Carr (knee), Steve Caldwell (ribs) and David Murphy (hip) are out, Peter Ramage is cup-tied while Curtis Davies is a doubt after picking up an illness.

Also, midfielders Andros Townsend (cup-tied) and Keith Fahey (groin) will be missing. Strikers Erik Huseklepp (cup-tied) and Caleb Folan (ineligible) are also unable to take part.

As far as Chelsea are concerned caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo goes into his first game in charge and may be without the services of Ashley Cole.

Cole hobbled out of the game at the Hawthorns last time out and will be assessed late on.

Jose Bosingwa (hamstring), Ross Turnbull (ankle) and captain John Terry (knee) are all out.

Birmingham (from): Doyle, Myhill, Spector, Davies, Ibanez, Burke, Mutch, N'Daw, King, Zigic, Redmond, Gomis, Elliott, Rooney, Deaman, Packwood, Riley, Jervis.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Cole, Bertrand, Romeu, Mikel, Essien, Ramires, Lampard, Mata, Malouda, Meireles, Drogba, Torres, Sturridge, Kalou, Hilario.

JOIN US ON...http://www.facebookloginhut.com/facebook-login/

FOLLOW ON...http://www.facebookloginhut.com/facebook-login/



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Foxxy
Date:Tuesday March 6 2012
Time: 4:28PM

Comments

0
Good luck tonight Birmingham. Go and give the London boys another headache.
SFC Forever
06/03/2012 19:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

It Mata's To Juan, Why Not All?

Manchester United's Juan Mata has again called on Premier League players to match his pledge of 1% of their salary being donated to charity.

From Alex McLeish to Steve Cotterill

Steve Cotterill is the first Birmingham City manager in a decade to win his first game in charge

Steve Cotterill's Blues take a step in the right direction

Rob Wildey reacts to Steve Cotterill's good start as Blues manager

The Three Pointer Vs. Cardiff City

Luke Turner previews tonight's game against Cardiff

Archived Vital Birmingham Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Editor email
Profile
Christopher Handy
no email
Profile
Saskia Bowes
no email
Profile
Rob Wildey
no email
Profile
Luke Turner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Which player could benefit most from a fresh start?
Suggested By:
Jonathan Grounds6%
Marc Roberts14%
David Davis11%
Maikel Kieftenbeld62%
David Cotterill7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Ohio10
2.David Village6
3.Le Hane5
4.Rob Wildey11
5.Bluesince19801
6.Kramer1
Write for Vital Football