Not to sound too arrogant - as this match is unlikely to be a runway event - but I would like to see a few early goals and then some sustained cameos for a few of our younger contingent, Romelu Lukaku included. Is that too much to ask for? (probably)
Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Bertrand; Meireles, Essien; Sturridge, Mata, Malouda; Drogba. Bench: Turnbull, Romeu, Torres, Mikel, Bosingwa, Ferreira, Kalou.
Al Habsi; Alcaraz, Caldwell, Figueroa, Boyce; McCarthy, McArthur, Beausejour, Moses; Maloney; Di Santo. Bench: Kirkland, Crusat, Ben Watson, Gomez, Sammon, Diame, Stam.