[Teams] Ukraine v Spain: Chelsea Duo Start Alongside De Gea, Arsenal Man Dropped

By on October 12, 2015

Spain will look to end their qualifying campaign on a high note when they take on Ukraine this evening and there is plenty of Premier League interest in the game.

Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas earns his 100th cap as he starts alongside Isco and Thiago Alcantara in midfield. Blues team mate Cesar Azpilicueta also starts in defence but Pedro must make do with a place among the substitutes.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea starts in goal ahead of Iker Casillas while Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla is given a rest as he drops to the bench alongside Juan Mata.

Spain go in to the game sitting five points clear of Slovakia at the top of Group C so are assured of qualifying for the 2016 European Championship finals as group winners.

Here are the line-ups:

Ukraine

Pyatov, Fedetsky,Kucher,Rakitsky,Shevchuk, Rotan,Stepanenko, Konoplyanka,Garmash,Yarmolenko, Kravets

Subs: TBC

Spain

De Gea; Mario, Etxeita, Nacho, Azpilicueta; San José, Thiago, Isco; Cesc, Alcácer, Nolito.

Subs: Casillas, Bartra, Rico, Alba, Pedro, Juanfran, Cazorla, Mata, Pique, Busquets.

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