Chelsea Name 21-Man Squad For Galatasaray Game: Luiz + Mikel Both Travel

By on February 24, 2014

John Obil Mikel

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has taken a 21-man squad with him Istanbul this afternoon ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 clash with Galatasaray.

Among the party that left London today are defender David Luiz and midfielder John Obi Mikel, despite the pair missing Saturday’s 1-0 win over Everton due to injury.

Attacking midfielder Oscar is also included despite being forced off at half time against the Toffees with an ankle injury, but the trio are all expected to face late fitness tests before a decision is made over their involvement against the Turkish giants.

January signings Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are left back in London as they are ineligible to play in the Champions League having already featured for Benfica and FC Basel in the group stages, but youngsters Tomas Kalas and Nathan Ake both make the trip.

Chelsea confirmed the full squad on their official website this afternoon:

Goalkeepers

Petr Cech, Mark Schwarzer, Henrique Hilario

Defenders

John Terry, Gary Cahill, David Luiz, Ashley Cole, Cesar Azpilicueta, Branislav Ivanovic, Tomas Kalas

Midfielders

Nathan Ake, Frank Lampard, John Mikel Obi, Ramires, Oscar, Eden Hazard, Andre Schurrle, Willian

Strikers

Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o, Demba Ba.

Chelsea have been forced to leave two days early due to the travelling time involved but they will be able to train in Istanbul on Tuesday ahead of the game the following day.

Mourinho will be desperate to pick up a positive result before the second leg at Stamford Bridge on the 18th March, as he looks to guide the Blues through to the quarter finals.

What team would you like to see start on Wednesday? Leave your suggestions in the comments section below.

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17 Comments

  1. Stanley

    February 24, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    My starting eleven KEEPER:CECH,DEFENDERS:TERRY,IVANOVICH,AZPILICUETA And CAHILL,CM:MIKEL & RAMIRES,AMF:OSCAR,HAZARD & WILLIAN AND FW:ETO’O.

  2. Olalekan salami ajani

    February 24, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    cech invanovic cahill john terry aziculuta obi ramirs hazasd oscar willian torres

  3. SHEDRACK

    February 24, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    My startn eleven,cech,Terry,Cahil,Azipilicuata,Ivanovic,Mikel,Ramires,Williams,OscaR,HAZARD,Torres

  4. xabiib

    February 24, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    my favourites is 1

    cech

    ivanovic, cahill, terry, cole

    lampard,luiz

    ramites william hazard

    Torres

  5. Alex

    February 24, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Cech terry cahi ivnovic azecpta mikel ramires lampard toress harzd

  6. Ken.c

    February 24, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    My stating eleven areCECH,IVANOVIC,TERRY,CAHILL,AZPILICUETA,RAMIRES,LUIZ,HAZARD,LAMPARD,WILLIAN & TORRES…(UP CHELSEA)

  7. Abdi hassan

    February 24, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Goal keeper
    CECH
    DEFENDERS
    CAHIL
    TERRY
    IVANOVIC
    AZIPALICUETA
    MIDFIELDERS
    D.LUIZ
    RAMIRES
    ATTACKING MIDFIELD
    WILLIAN
    OSCAR
    HAZARD
    STRIKER
    TORRES

  8. Bethel

    February 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Cech,terry,cahill,ivanovich,azpilicuata,luiz,mikel,oscar,shurly,harzad and elnino

  9. Machine palele

    February 24, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    My starting eleven is: cech,ivanovic,terry, cahill,azpilicueta,luiz,lampard,hazard,william,ramires,and eto,o. If MOURINHO WANT TO WIN THIS MATCH!

  10. Ibrahim Abdulmumin

    February 24, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Chegede:Keeper Cech Defenders Terry,Cahil,Ivanovic,Azipalicuta Central midfield Mikel,Remires Attacking M.fielders Hazard,Oscar,Willian Striker Torres.

  11. Antonio

    February 24, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Cech, Iva. CAHIL, terry Azp.

    Ramires & Luiz,

    Willian, Oscar, Hazard.

    TORRES.

  12. nagoma

    February 24, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    cech.
    ivanovic.. terry… cahill…. azpilicuta

    william… lampard… mikel….. hazard

    eto’o….oscar

  13. Adewuyi oluwadamilare

    February 24, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Keeper
    cech
    Defenders
    Terry,Cahil,Ivanovic,Azipcueta
    Defensive mid-fieder’s
    Mikel,D.luiz
    Mid-fielder’s
    Hazard,Willian,Lampard
    Striker
    Torres

  14. al ansar

    February 24, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    cech
    ivanovic jt chil azpilcuta
    mikel ramirs
    willain oscar hazard
    f.torres

  15. onyekayen

    February 24, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    KEEPER.CHZCH .DF.CEZERS AZPL IVANOVCHI.CHAHIL .TERRY. MDF.MIKEL REMIRS WILLAM.KING HEARZD OSCAR DOS SANTOR TORRS

  16. Alfred sunday

    February 25, 2014 at 5:27 am

    My favourite eleven are: (1) cech, defenders: john terry, garry cahil, ivanovic, azpilicuta, mildfielder: mikel obi, ramires, eden hazard, willian, striker: eto’o

  17. abubakar sadiq

    February 25, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Up blue

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