Chelsea vs. Reading: Picking the Ideal Blues Starting XI to Rip the Royals Apart

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Chelsea vs. Reading: Picking the Ideal Blues Starting XI to Rip the Royals Apart
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It’s been a pretty long time since Chelsea have played in the friendly confines of Stamford Bridge, but the Blues are finally back at home on Wednesday, where they play host to Reading FC.

Chelsea looked very good in the first seven minutes Sunday in its 2012/13 English Premier League opener, scoring quick two goals en route to a 2-0 win at Wigan Athletic, but the rest of the match the European champions looked a lot like last season’s squad which often struggled to win the time of possession battle.

Some starters looked pretty solid, some excelled and a couple continued to worry me with their play against the Latics.

Here’s the starting XI I think manager Roberto Di Matteo should send out against the Royals in West London on Wednesday (ESPN2, 19:45 p.m. BT/2:45 p.m. ET/11:45 a.m. PT).

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