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

By on October 21, 2013

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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. braimah abdulganiyu

    October 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Terry ivanovic luirs bert rant ramires mikel hazard mata oscar etoo peter ceck

  2. John Momoh

    October 21, 2013 at 6:15 pm


    Bertrad Luiz Terry Ivanovic

    Lampard Ramires

    Hazard Oscar Mata


  3. John Momoh

    October 21, 2013 at 6:16 pm


    Bertrad Luiz Terry Ivanovic

    Lampard Ramires

    Hazard Oscar Mata


    Chelsea 3-1

  4. Igodo joseph

    October 21, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Cech, david luiz, cahill, ivanovic, bertrand, mikel, ramires, hazard, oscar, willian, torres.

  5. Igodojoseph

    October 21, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Cech, david luiz, cahill, ivanovic, bertrand, mikel, ramires, hazard, oscar, willian, torres.

  6. Lateef Raji

    October 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    cech terry Luiz ivanovic bertrad hazard ramires mikel Mata Oscar

  7. Poncian Lwejuna

    October 21, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Cech,Bertrand, Evanovic,Terry,cahill, Ramires, Frank, william, oscar,Harzerd,Eto’o

  8. Lateef Raji

    October 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    chelsea win 2 -0 up blues

  9. Okenna Ezike

    October 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm


  10. Idachaba Joseph Idoko

    October 21, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    mark, aspilicueta, kahil, luis, mikel, ake, schurrle, willian, kevin, and Tores.

  11. collins Lex

    October 21, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Betrand
    Mikel, Ramires ,
    Hazard,Oscar,Mata, Eto’o

  12. B-n nwanekwu nnanwa

    October 21, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    3-1 up chelsea 4 ever.

  13. shitta fatai

    October 21, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Cech, Ivanovich, Bertrand, Luiz, Terry, Ramires, Lampard, Oscar, Eto’O, Willian, Hazard. That’s my team 4 d German trip.

  14. Stephen Nzekwe

    October 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Jose Mourinho should not gamble, let him play Ramires and Mikel to balance the team.

  15. mamadee Donzo

    October 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Tomorrow champion leaque game against shelke 04 will be vital match,but with this seletion.cech,luis,cahill,bertrant,ramires,hazard,oscar,william,scurrels,torres i believes that we can win the match tomorrow.

  16. Onyeka eze

    October 21, 2013 at 7:33 pm


  17. Adenigba

    October 21, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Let use Mikel nd ramires in that four,so that it can ballance.mata should be @ that 10 not oscar,torres @ that 9

  18. Thiago

    October 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Cech iva cahill luiz bertrand mikel ramires hazard oscar shurrel torres

  19. Success ugbune

    October 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Cech iva cahil terry betrand mikel ramires oscar hazard shurlle eto o

  20. Kelvin Andoh

    October 21, 2013 at 8:36 pm


  21. Ukason

    October 21, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Cech,terry,cahill,betrand,oscar,mata,mikel,shurrle,hazard,eto’o,ramires , with this i believe victory ours up chelsea 3 -1 good luck my people carry go

  22. Abbo silas

    October 21, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Cech, iva,cahil,luis,betrad,mikel,ramires,williams,hazard,oscar n eto’o. Chelsea 3-0 up blues……4 ever

  23. Sodeeq Adebisi

    October 21, 2013 at 9:38 pm


  24. Joshua Adibeli

    October 21, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Cech,Betrand,Terry,David Luis,Ivanovic,Ramires,Schurrel,Oscar,Hazard,Mata and Torres

    • Surakatu basiru

      October 21, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      Chelsea win 3:0

  25. Mac-dee

    October 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    In my own observance,i tink fernando wil be tactically feet in that match,bcos, he has that momentum of attraction and acquisition of goals when playing cups .i tink they should enrol him 2 take charge as the main striker 2maro,putting eto o wil b boring and the striker dont hav dat oscility in him 2 b magnitised ,bt i knw is gud.and also mikel combination wil b an interesting one in dat midfield.mourinho need d best 2 beat dis shalke bcos de ar d top of d league nd hasnt lose if am nt wrong so chelsea losing against basel need 2 empower shalke by winning them and balancing their point with goals.

  26. mujad

    October 21, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    ivanovic, luiz , terry
    ramires , lampard , shurrle , Mata , Oscar , hazard , torress

  27. christian

    October 21, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    with eto’o and tores the match is 3.1

  28. Adekunle

    October 21, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    I wil prefer..

  29. Ejehsunday

    October 21, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    All ur opinion d good to me chelsea 3:0 up blue

  30. king niyi

    October 21, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    probably line up?

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