Eto’o Starts – Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Take On PSG

By on April 7, 2014

Samuel Eto'o

Chelsea take on Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their Champions League quarter final clash at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. Here’s our predicted line-up for the game.

Jose Mourinho is almost certain to stick with his favoured back-five for the game with Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, John Terry and Cesar Azpiliceuta all expected to retain their places.

However, we are likely to see a couple of changes in midfield from the side that beat Stoke City 3-0 on Saturday. Nemanja Matic is once again ineligible so David Luiz could come in to play the defensive midfield role as he did in the first leg last week.

The Brazilian is likely to be joined by his compatriot Ramires unless Mourinho decides to deploy veteran Frank Lampard for his goal-threat, but with the 35-year-old playing 70 on Saturday I think we’ll see him among the subs tomorrow.

Eden Hazard and Oscar were rested against Stoke so the pair are expected to be restored to the attack alongside Willian, with Andre Shurrle and the ineligible Mohamed Salah dropping out.

Reports today claim that Mourinho is hopeful striker Samuel Eto’o will be passed fit to play after missing the last three games with a hamstring injury, so Fernando Torres is likely to miss out.

Here’s the team we think Mourinho will select:

What do you think of the team? What side would you put out? Share your views below.

7 Comments

  1. Soccerisma

    April 7, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Ramires is suspended

  2. sammy mabdavies

    April 7, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Don’t you know ramires is suspended;so there aint no ramires and luiz is also on a yellow card to suspension;so if mikel is fit enough should be deployed there alongside lampard;we need experience,speed,stability and composed discipline…

  3. SANYU CLEMENT

    April 7, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    We dont need Obi in this game

  4. Olawoyin ogunbiyi

    April 7, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Mou needs to play Mikel, ramires likely out to suspension,….
    I think mou need to attack, the best form of defence they says is attack…. I think he probably needs to play two strikers…. 4-4-2

  5. moses oluwadaisi

    April 7, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    chelsea nid john mikel obi at d centre mid fileid when ramires is supension 2 miss d match we nid mikel

  6. Njoku chuks

    April 7, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    We are in to attarcking game We need obi and two strikers

  7. y-son g

    April 7, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    To play cech ivanovic cahill terry azpilicueta ginkel lampard hazard willian oscar eto’o

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