Let's assume André Villas-Boas persists with a 4-4-2 diamond, which I'm not sure why he would given how Chelsea barely escaped out of jail against Norwich City.
The talking point with this lineup would be the exclusion of John Obi Mikel.
For a 4-4-2 diamond to work, it has to have a deep-lying midfielder who can set off attacks with crisp and preferably accurate passing.
Mikel is a better passer than Ramires, who is at his best as a box-to-box midfielder. So playing Ramires in the pivot is redundant.
But how can you drop Ramires when he has been in such good form?
No Romelu Lukaku? Such a good prospect, but if I was to predict a lineup, I'd say Nicolas Anelka, who looked quite sharp for us, would be given seniority.
Raul Meireles would be quite at home playing in this formation. He can bomb forward, he can enforce his high-tempo game on opposing midfielders and a potentially link up with José Bosingwa could be lethal.