Carlo Ancelotti mentioned in his press conference yesterday that our other Brazilian centerback (the one with the complete opposite hairstyle of Sideshow Bob) is nearing return and should hopefully be available for selection next week.
Yes, after a lengthy injury lay-off, Alex is close to returning to the squad. He should be back late next week, but not for the Copenhagen match. But his availability opens up a new defensive headache. Surely, as he'll likely not be match fit yet, the gaffer will stick with the pairing of EBJT and David Luiz (hoping he recovers from his hamstring strain in time for Monday) for now. Before the purchase of Luiz, my favored backline was Ivanovic, Alex, JT and Ashley Cole. But Luiz is impressive and has already become a fan-favorite, so where does that leave Alex? Both can apparently score goals, but Luiz likes to bound forward a bit more than Alex does. Let's assume all of our defenders are fully fit - who do you chose as the back four?
In other injury news, Yossi Benayoun has also begun training outside alone, but Ancelotti can't predict when he will be back. At least he is making progress.
And, just for the hell of it, my goal of the season so far - Alex's rocket against Arsenal. I have missed the guy, what can I say?