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Countdown to Chelsea - 1

Birmingham City have been nothing if not active in the transfer window so far this summer, with even the Mido deal seemingly not quite as dead in the water as we all thought it was.

So far nine players have arrived at St Andrew's, with defenders Franck Queudrue and Liam Ridgewell the latest signings.

The debacle over Hossam Ghaly was unexpected, to say the least and it has been surprising to see that there is still a possibility that his Egyptian team-mate may yet be a Birmingham player before the end of the transfer window.

With the current length of the Mido saga though, many fans will not be holding their breath to see whether this one is finally concluded.

Meanwhile, the week ticks on and it will be interesting to see who makes the team sheet for this first and very important encounter.

The Chelsea team is currently suffering badly with injuries and Jose Mourinho was bemoaning the lack of eleven fit players, let alone sixteen. For the Community Shield last Sunday he was forced to put two goalkeepers on the bench to make up the numbers.

If there ever was a good time to play Chelsea, then this could be it - but they are still capable of causing much damage to a fledgling side. Birmingham will have to be on their mettle and be able to take advantage of any attacking opportunities over the course of the 90 minutes.






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Date:Wednesday August 8 2007

Time: 7:58PM

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I believe our line up will be - Cudicini, Johnson, Carvalho, Ben-Haim, Ferreira, Wright-Phillips, Essien, Lampard, Mikel, Joe Cole, Pizarro, with a bench of Sinclair, Sidwell, Hilario, and two of our kids - Woods and most likely Hutchinson - ie: no JT, Ashley Cole, Drogba, Shevchenko, Ballack, Kalou, Robben, Alex, Bridge, Cech, Malouda, or Makalele. Cant remember ever having an injury list this long. Still - looking forward to and hope to see you Blues and our Blues in full voice. Welcome back to the Premiership BTW - good luck for the season.
OLASAL
Best of luck fellas, and here┤s to a good game.
Blue is the colour
Johnson and Ferreira are crocked too, we may have to blood some youngsters! BTW< no pressure, but if we get at least a draw it's # 64!
Westl
Johnson and Ferreira as well? Crap. What does that mean then? Essien at right back and Jack Cork or Sam Hutchison at Left back?
OLASAL
olasal and Westl might even get a game :-)
merlin
5-0 Chelsea. Never mind I hear the Chamionship is gonna be lovely next year.
DeanoVilla
Are you glad to be getting one of the big teams out of the way early or would you have preferred a home game first up?
dazza71
deanoVilla - I wish!
merlin
Alex at the right, And the rest will sort itself. JosÚ is on it lads. No worries.
Blue is the colour
 

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