Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Take On Steaua Bucharest
Chelsea take on Steaua Bucharest tonight in the second of their group stage matches in the Champions League. Here is our predicted line-up for the big game.
Chelsea take on Steaua Bucharest tonight in the second of their group stage matches in the Champions League.
The Blues are looking to bounce back after suffering a shock 2-1 loss at home to FC Basel two weeks ago and another defeat tonight would leave the west Londoners with it all to do in order to qualify for the knockout stages.
Jose Mourinho confirmed at his press conference on Monday that Eden Hazard will miss the game after suffering an ankle injury against Tottenham on Saturday. His replacement will be Juan Mata with Mourinho also confirming that the Spaniard will start after an impressive second half display at White Hart Lane.
Fernando Torres is also expected to retain his place up front after an excellent outing at the weekend, although it was marred by a controversial sending off 10 minutes from time.
Kevin De Bruyne has been left back in London so Willian could get another chance to impress after not even making the squad to face Spurs. The back four is likely to remain in tact with Ramires partnering Frank Lampard in the centre of midfield.
Here is our predicted line-up for the game.
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