We have cover for Carra, although Skertel is out till Christmas we still have big Sami. He is getting on a bit i know but Samis strength has never been his pace, its his tactical awareness and positional play that makes him in my opinion one of the best defenders the premiership has ever seen.
Cover for the other two is a little more tricky, how do you replace a player like Gerrard? The answer is you cant, but we do have plenty of good midfield options, so we can change our style of play so work round this as we have done before very successfully before when Gerrard has been injured.
Torres again is tricky, but so it would be if say united lost Ronaldo and Chelsea lost Drogba for the season. I know these scenarios have been played out already this season and the results speak for themselves. Early on in the season united looked lost without Ronaldo, Chelsea have coped better without Drogba and i think we have coped remarkably without Torres. Despite the fact he is much maligned i wouldnt swap Dirk Kuyt for anybody, Robbie Keane adds more to our game than just goals and we have Ryan Babel who despite not been given the chance, is an excellent striker. We do have a couple of really promising youngsters in the reserves, who when push came to shove could make the step up. One being a young Hungarian striker called Kristian Nemath, who im sure is going to be a star of the future and not far of the mark now. We also have the excellant young Spanish starlet Daniel Pacheco and Nathan Ecclestone, the later two i dont think are quite ready but Nemath in my opinion is and i dont think it will be long before we see him. Of course you dont win anything with kids