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[Teams] Sparta vs Chelsea: Marin And Bertrand Start

Chelsea take on Czech side Sparta Prague on Thursday evening for the first leg of their Europa League last 32-tie. Here are the confirmed line-ups for the game.

Chelsea take on Sparta Prague this evening for the first leg of their Europa League last 32-tie.

Interim boss Rafa Benitez has named a strong starting eleven for the game with the likes of Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, Petr Cech, Frank Lampard and Ramires all starting.

Striker Fernando Torres also plays with Demba Ba ineligible while Ryan Bertrand gets a start at left back with Ashley Cole rested. Captain John Terry is also given a breather to try and fully recover from his troublesome knee injury and German midfielder Marko Marin is given another run-out.

Here are the confirmed line-ups for the game:

Sparta Team

Vaclik, Zapotocny, Svejdik, Holek, Hybs, Husbauer, Vacha, Matejovsky, Kadlec, Lafata, Krejci.

Subs: Cech, Pamic, Kweuke, Vidlicka, Polom, Bednar, Janos

Chelsea Team

Cech; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Bertrand; Ramires, Lampard; Marin, Mata, Hazard, Torres.

Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Cole, Terry, Ake, Oscar, Benayoun.

Now we’ve seen the teams, whats your score prediction for the game? Get involved in the comments section below.

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