Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Play Schalke

By on October 21, 2013

Chelsea left for Germany this afternoon ahead of their crucial Champions League group game against Schalke.

The Blues head into the game sitting third in Group E having won one and lost one so far and Jose Mourinho knows this is going to be a key game in their quest for qualification to the knockout stages.

The Portuguese coach gave his team news earlier today and the good news is that attacker Andre Schurrle has made the trip after recovering from a muscle injury he picked up while away with Germany last week.

The former Bayer Leverkusen forward is expected to be recalled with the 22-year-old knowing tomorrow’s opposition well from his time in the Bundesliga. Brazilian winger Willian is likely to make way after a disappointing showing against Cardiff at the weekend while Juan Mata may also find himself back on the bench having been withdraw after just 59 minutes on Saturday.

His replacement Oscar got himself on the score-sheet with a lovely long-range effort so he’s likely to be recalled to the starting eleven on Tuesday. Samuel Eto’o could retain his place after scoring his first Premier League goal so Fernando Torres may have to make do with a place among the subs once again.

David Luiz could see himself relegated to the bench after a shocking mistake against Cardiff with Gary Cahill selected alongside John Terry at the back. Ashley Cole hasn’t travelled due to a rib injury so Ryan Bertrand will continue at left-back.

Here’s the team Mourinho may go with:

What do you think of the team? What would be your line-up? Share your suggestions below.

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11 Comments

  1. GODSON

    October 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Am so much amazed with this line up. De score is 3-0 in favour of chelsea.

  2. Amoya tusboy

    October 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Good linup

  3. Raymond zale

    October 21, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Good line up. But remember LOUIS.

  4. krobeke oriebagha

    October 21, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    By the grace of God chelsea will goin to win tomorrow march against shacker 04 3:1 in the favour of chelsea

  5. Ejehsunday

    October 21, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Chelsea 3 shalke 04 0

  6. Ejehsunday

    October 21, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    By d grace of god i give dis one to chelsea

  7. Hope chujor

    October 21, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    I WIL LIK LUIS ND WILIAN TO START.

  8. Hope chujor

    October 21, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I WIL LIK LUIS ND WILIAN TO START 2moro’s match

  9. Iyke jesus

    October 21, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Good line up, but torres should start in place of eto’o and mikel in place of lampard

  10. J noni

    October 21, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Thats a good lineup but the most important thing is to win.playing lampard and remires in a champions league could cost us so much because both are box-box midfielders. We will surely need obi mikel in partnership with ramires because he is faster than lampard and can tackle,win ball,defend as well more than lampard. To me my X1 will be: Cech,ivanovic,cahill,terry,bertrand,mikel,ramires,schurrle,mata,hazard,eto’o. Infront of goal,schurrle looks scared to slot in goals but i see him getting two goals to us.

  11. babatunde kenny

    October 22, 2013 at 12:07 am

    I wil prefer dis line up…….cech,azplicueta,ivanovib,luiz,betrand,mikel,ramirez,mata,hazard,oscar,torres

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