Ozil versus Fabregas. The match couldn’t be any bigger for the German who is starting to rediscover his groove. Consistently critized, Ozil needs to silence his haters in a big match and tomorrow’s tie at Stamford Bridge provides the perfect platform for him to do so.
It is common knowledge Cesc was denied a return to north London thanks to Wenger’s faith in Ozil, consequently he moved to the Chavs and it will be unpleasant to say the least to see him in blue.
Like me, many have avoided watching Mourinho’s minions this season not just because they’re…well…Chelsea but for the inevitable stomach twang when we see our past captain and talisman lineup alongside John Terry. No doubt Cesc struggled to sleep at night too when he first moved back to London, but it’s time to move on and focus on what we have at our disposal at present.
Despite our growing injury list, our midfield is certainly not half bad on their day – Jack and Mesut, not to mention Santi, can be irresistible and we need a special performance from the trio (should they all start). Wilshere and Flamini will give Oscar, Cesc and Matic a hard time with Ozil hopefully pulling the strings further forward.
With Danny Welbeck in high spirits after his Henry-esk performance against Galatasaray, not to mention that Alexis Sanchez is always up for a game and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is bang in form – Ozil can have no excuses for the lack of speed available ahead of him.
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We need to see the German working the ball around and help us maintain possession against a side who will be full of attacking vigor. Let’s see a bit more of the swag we all know Ozil can produce and inspire a memorable victory.
I’m still of the belief that we should’ve done all we could to bring Cesc back, there’s always room for a superstar. It’s done and we move on, but Ozil needs to turn up and make us forget the Spaniard once and for all.