It's now become the biggest game of our season - The FA Cup Final. Yes it won't feel like its been the most successful season ever, but at least we keep Wenger and Benitez out of the trophy tables for another year (how many years is that Arsenal fans?!) The biggest game of the season needs our strongest team (even though I reckon our kids could beat Everton to be honest!) - who gets your vote?
I'm looking to play a standard 4-4-2, with the two strikers hopefully being a bit more of a handful than when they play up front on their own in a 4-5-1 or 4-3-3.
Obviously Cech goes in nets. In front of him I would normally have Terry and Carvalho, but it doesn't look like he'll be back in time for the game, leaving it wide open for Alex. On the left (even though I'm not a massive fan of him) is Ashley Cole, whilst Ivanovic gets the nod on the right - not least because he gives us some height at set pieces.
Moving slightly forwards, Essien and Lampard win the ball in the centre of the park - both have played some scintillating football so far this season, and we have really missed them when they've been out.
Without the injured Joe Cole, our attacking wing-play has to come from
Florent Malouda down the left. Down the right, een though we haven't used him much this season, I'm putting in Scotty Sinclair. No-one is happier running at defenders than he is, and he has the pace and ball control necessary to be a real threat to Everton's back-line. If we were playing Barcelona I'd obviously sub in an extra ball-winner, but against Everton we have to take the attack to them, which is why we have two wingers rather than one.
I wish Di Santo had proven himself across the season to compete a bit more for the starting spots, as it looks like we have no option but to play with Drogba and Anelka.
with Hilario, Mancienne, Bosingwa, Mikel, Ballack, Kalou and Di Santo on the bench.
What do you think? World beaters?