[Teams] Chelsea vs Benfica: Confirmed Line-ups

By on April 4, 2012

Chelsea welcome Benfica to Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their Champions League quarter final with a semi final date with Barcelona at stake.

Roberto Di Matteo lead his side to a 1-0 away win in the first leg and should the Blues avoid defeat tonight they will secure a two-legged tie with current champions Barca in the next round.

Fernando Torres continues up front and is supported by Kalou and Mata. Mikel is once again trusted in midfield alongside Lampard and Ramires.

Here are the confirmed line-ups

Chelsea Team

Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Mikel, Lampard, Kalou, Mata, Ramires; Torres

SUBS: Turnbull, Essien, Drogba, Meireles, Ferreira, Sturridge, Cahill.

Benfica Team

Arthur; M Patel, J Capdevila, Garcia, Emerson; Witsel, Matic; B Cesar, Gaitan, Aymara, Cardozo

SUBS: Eduardo, Nolito, Yannick Djaló, Nélson Oliveira, Rodrigo, Saviola, André Almeida.

We’ll have video highlights up shortly after the final whistle so check back later.



  1. Ndu. O

    April 4, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    D Chelsea line up, is an exellent, I wish Chelsea d best of luck

  2. Johnson tim

    April 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    No doubt abt dis,dis is a winning line up,go n do it again.Ride on di matteo,we ar behind u

  3. Maxamed

    April 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Dimatao is our best coach

  4. Mr. Madu

    April 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Inclussion of MIKEL & KALOU is okey d time of ESSIEN & DROGBA is over they should go to INDIA or RUSSIA where old players end their career.

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