Team News + Confirmed 19-Man Chelsea Squad For PSG Game

By on April 1, 2014

Samuel Eto'o

Chelsea take on Paris Saint-Germain in France on Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final tie.

Ahead of the game, Blues boss Jose Mourinho has been speaking at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday evening and gave Chelseafc.com the latest team news and confirmed his 19-man squad.

Unfortunately Samuel Eto’o will once again miss out after failing to recover from the hamstring problem that ruled him out of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace. The Cameroonian striker picked up the injury during the opening stages of Chelsea’s 6-0 win over Arsenal 10 days ago and Mourinho had hoped he would recover in time but he wasn’t among the 19-man squad that arrived in Paris today.

Ashley Cole is also still out with the knee ligament injury that he suffered before last months clash with Tottenham, so the defender stays back in London along with Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah – who are ineligible to play in Europe having already featured for Benfica and FC Basel respectively.

Ramires has missed the last two games through suspension, but returns to the squad as his ban only applies to domestic games. Here is the squad that flew to Paris today as confirmed on Chelseafc.com:

Goalkeepers

Petr Cech, Mark Schwarzer, Hilario

Defender

Branislav Ivanovic, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Nathan Ake, Cesar Azpilicueta, Tomas Kalas

Midfielders

Ramires, Frank Lampard, Oscar, John Mikel Obi, Eden Hazard, Willian, Andre Schurrle

Strikers

Fernando Torres, Demba Ba.

Chelsea will be hoping to take a positive result back to Stamford Bridge for the second leg, but it’s not going to be easy against a PSG side that boast’s talent like Zlatan Ibahimovic and Edinson Cavani.

What team do you think Mourinho should pick for the game? Share your views below…

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6 Comments

  1. Abasiono

    April 1, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Cech, ivanovic,cahill,terry,cesar, luiz, ramires, hazard, oscar, willians, torres. Den suptitute, schurrel, ba

  2. festus kilonzo

    April 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    cech, ivanovic, cahill, terry, azpilicueta, mikel, ramires, hazard, willian schurrle, torres

  3. Obasi ikenna

    April 2, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Cech,azpi,invanovic,cahil,terry,mikel,remires,willian,schurel,hazard,torres,

  4. Ken.c

    April 2, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Mou shld starts:cech; ivanovic; terry; cahill; azpilicueta; lampard; luiz; hazard; oscar; schurrle & torres…PSG 1 VS 2 CHELSEA.@ UP CHELSEA

  5. john smith

    April 2, 2014 at 10:45 am

    In my personal opinion I think Mourinho should go with the following lineup. Ignore all these previous comments as they have no real knowledge of the football club. The lineup should be as follows:
    Cech
    Ivanovic,Cahill,Terry,Azpilicueta
    Ramires,Luiz/Lampard
    Willian,Oscar/Schurrle,Hazard
    Torres

    • john smith

      April 2, 2014 at 10:46 am

      Or maybe Schurrle instead of willian or vice versa.

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