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Jose Names 21-Man Squad To Take On Schalke, Find Out If Cole & Schurrle Made It

Chelsea take on Schalke in Germany on Tuesday night in the Champions League. Here’s the team news including the latest on Ashley Cole and Andre Schurrle.

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Chelsea get back to Champions League action when they take on Schalke in Germany on Tuesday night in what could be a crucial match in Group E.

The Blues currently sit third in the group standings after recovering from a shock defeat to Basel on match-day one to beat Steaua Bucharest last time out, so the upcoming double-header with Schalke is likely to prove vital.

Ahead of the game, boss Jose Mourinho has named his squad on with 21 players on board to Gelsenkirchen from Gatwick Airport on Monday afternoon.

The good news is that attacker Andre Schurrle has made the flight and is in the squad after missing Saturday’s 4-1 win over Cardiff with a muscle injury picked up while away with the German national team last week. He took part in full training on Monday morning so is in contention to feature.

However, the bad news is that left-back Ashley Cole misses out and hasn’t travelled with the rest of the squad. Cole sustained a rib injury during Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Norwich earlier this month and has been forced to sit on the sidelines for England’s recent World Cup double-header as well as Saturday clash with Cardiff.

He did take part in training today but Mourinho feels tomorrow’s game has come too soon for the 32-year-old and left him back in west London to continue his rehabilitation.

Marco van Ginkel is the only other injury victim so Mourinho has taken a strong 21-man squad with him to Germany.

What would be your preferred starting team for the game? Share your views below.



  1. Godwin jessy

    October 21, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Were is ba?

  2. Godwin jessy

    October 21, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Were is ba?my fanz

  3. kelvin

    October 22, 2013 at 6:31 am

    azplicueta ivanovic luiz betrand mikel ramires mata oscar Hazard Eto’o

  4. Yusuff zakariyah

    October 22, 2013 at 7:47 am


  5. Igodo Joseph Africanous jnr.

    October 22, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Cech, David Luiz, Cahill, Ivanovic, Bertrand, Mikel, Ramires, Hazard, Oscar, Willian, Eto’o. (Schurrle, Torres, Mata and Lampard will start from the Bench).

  6. Cadillac 1

    October 22, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Cech, cahil,luiz,azpilicueta,bertrand,obi,hazard,mata, oscar, torres, schurrle. Perfect line up.

  7. Oladiran Oluwasegun Isaac

    October 22, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Cech, ivanovic, cahill, terry, betrand, mikel, ramires, oscar, schurrle, hazard, torres. (mata, eto’o, lampard, willian) should start from d bench.

  8. ngwu mike

    October 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

    dis line wil do. Mou take note….cech..ivan.cahil,terry.azipicuta..ramires..luiz..william.oscar.hazard .Ba orshurle(sub) wit dis, chelsea wil 4-1

    • ngwu mike

      October 22, 2013 at 10:27 am

      or stil, rplace luiz wit mikel,oscar wit mata, ba wit torres! Up bluez!

  9. Slam Dias Jnr

    October 22, 2013 at 10:38 am


  10. ab lv

    October 22, 2013 at 10:59 am


  11. omisoji oyedeji daniel

    October 22, 2013 at 11:05 am

    best of lock 2 al chelsea team

  12. Logo

    October 22, 2013 at 11:21 am


  13. giwa j.j

    October 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Cech,cahil,terry,bertrad,ivanovic,mikel,ramires,hazard,willian,oscar,torres. With dis chelsea victory is sure. Why is mou benching mikel?

    • chris santos

      October 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      cech,Ivan,chill,terry betrand ramires mikel lampard oscar hazard etoo

  14. De-master

    October 22, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    De-master of de game,my blood is blue… Blues eva blue!!! Cech,David luiz,Cahill,Terry,Ivanovic,Ramires,Mikel,Hazard,Oscar,willian,Torres…. (let lampard cum in 4 Ramires,Eto 4 Torres,Mata 4 willian)…. Thanks

  15. obyno

    October 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Cech,ivanovic,luiz,terry,bertrand,mikel ramires,hazard,mata,oscar,eto’o.all the best to chelsea squade as a whole!blues for life!!

  16. Emmazy

    October 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Cech,Ivanovic,cahill,David Luiz,bertrand,lampard,ramires,oscar,Hazard,shurrule,Torres,substitution.willian 4 bertrand,Eto,o 4 Torres,Mata 4 shurrule,

  17. Ralph

    October 22, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Ivanovic Luiz terry betrand
    Mikel Ramires
    Hazard Oscar Willian

  18. Robert chilomo

    October 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    cech ivanovich luiz tery Bertrand Ramires Oscar lampard Torres William hazard (churle 4 Oscar. etoo 4 Torres. mata 4 William. mikel 4 lamps )

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