Chelsea Vs. Liverpool, 2011 Premier League: Daniel Sturridge Replaces John Obi Mikel

Apparently not happy with his team's formation, lack of attacking, or John Obi Mikel's performance in the first half, Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has made a bold change. Winger/stirker Daniel Sturridge is in for Mikel, and he will play on the right wing. Florent Malouda will go to the left, while Juan Mata will sit in front of a double pivot of Frank Lampard and Ramires in a 4-2-3-1.

It's bold, no doubt, but it will also get Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish thinking about what changes he can make to exploit that setup. Neither Ramires or Lampard is a defensive midfielder, though both are competent tacklers. This is a side that should struggle to stop Liverpool from counter-attacking through the middle.

Chelsea look fantastic in the opening minutes of this half, putting Liverpool under a lot of pressure. It's the 50th minute and Chelsea have had two very solid chances since the start of the half. This game is about to get extremely interesting.

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