Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Take On Steaua Bucharest

By on October 1, 2013

Chelsea take on Steaua Bucharest tonight in the second of their group stage matches in the Champions League.

The Blues are looking to bounce back after suffering a shock 2-1 loss at home to FC Basel two weeks ago and another defeat tonight would leave the west Londoners with it all to do in order to qualify for the knockout stages.

Jose Mourinho confirmed at his press conference on Monday that Eden Hazard will miss the game after suffering an ankle injury against Tottenham on Saturday. His replacement will be Juan Mata with Mourinho also confirming that the Spaniard will start after an impressive second half display at White Hart Lane.

Fernando Torres is also expected to retain his place up front after an excellent outing at the weekend, although it was marred by a controversial sending off 10 minutes from time.

Kevin De Bruyne has been left back in London so Willian could get another chance to impress after not even making the squad to face Spurs. The back four is likely to remain in tact with Ramires partnering Frank Lampard in the centre of midfield.

Here is our predicted line-up for the game.

 Do you agree with our line-up? What would be your preferred team? Share yours below.

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10 Comments

  1. da blues

    October 1, 2013 at 11:53 am

    SINCE IT IS AWAY GAME MY BEST FIRST ELEVEN IS AS FOLLOWS; CECH
    CEAZER,IVAN,TERRY,COLE
    MIKEL RAMIRES
    WILLIAN MATA OSCAR
    ETO’O
    SCORES CFC=4,BUCHAREST=1 BUT FL&JT=MOURINHO

  2. WayneKingso

    October 1, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    1Cech, Ivanovic, Cahil, David luiz, Cole,Mikel, Ramires, Willian, Oscar,Mata, Eto` o

  3. alfred lichi

    October 1, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Ceck, ivanov, terry, luiz, ramires, mikel, mata, osca,torres,willian, n cole

  4. Courage

    October 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Cech luis JT cole gary mikel lampard mata oscar eto torres

  5. Vincent

    October 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    4-2-3-1 with cech, ashley cole,terry,cahill,ivanovic,mikel,ramires,willian,mata,oscar,torres.

  6. eazy. olanrewaju

    October 1, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Chec Ivanovic cahil luiz cole mikel ramires mata oscar willains toress

  7. JAMOBLUE

    October 1, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    CECH.CAHIL,INVALOVIC, LUIZ, COLE, MIKEL RAMIRES,MATA, OSCAR. WILLIAN,TORRES.

  8. Chris ashana

    October 1, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Cech..iva, terry, cahill, cole, ramires, mikel, mata, oscar, willian…..torres

  9. Success ugbune

    October 1, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Cech iva cahii luiz cole mikel ramires mata osca willian torres

  10. ayuba

    October 1, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    cech,ova, Cole terry luize Ramirez ,Mikel ,willian, Mata ,Oscar tortes.

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