Chelsea are about to play the biggest game of their season tonight against Paris Saint-Germain. They gotta overturn a deficit so goals are required but they might have their hands full at the opposite end of the pitch.
Not only have PSG got some of the greatest attackers in the world, they’ll be facing a makeshift Blues defence that features 20-year-old Brazilian winger Kenedy at left-back. That’s Angel Di Maria’s side. Gulp.
This isn’t the Di Maria that we saw in the second half of his mediocre season at Manchester United. The Paris version is a different beast and could tear Kenedy apart. Or maybe English soil will swallow up the Argentine international as it did on many occasions in the first half of 2015.
Willian is an industrious winger and will do his best to help his young compatriot out on the flank. This will be a very intriguing duel. See the best tweets about the team selection below.
Decades from now people will remember where they were when they heard Kenedy was starting for Chelsea
— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) March 9, 2016
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) March 9, 2016
Kenedy definitely needs help tonight. Great attacking player but, similar to Baba, defending is pants at times. Team effort.
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) March 9, 2016
Huge night for Kenedy, you get the feeling this is a real sink or swim game for him
— chelseaboy (@Thechelseaboy94) March 9, 2016
Rio Ferdinand on Kenedy starting: "He's not a natural defender. I was looking forward to seeing Baba Rahman." pic.twitter.com/XgQZNKvT9M
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) March 9, 2016
— Setanta Sports (@SetantaSports) March 9, 2016
Really like Kenedy but unsure about him at LB? Think we look a bit thin through the middle, it's probably a night for Matic #cfc
— Chris Mumford (@ChrisMumford95) March 9, 2016