TEAM NEWS: CHELSEA V STEAUA BUCHAREST

Posted on: Wed 11 Dec 2013

Mark Schwarzer makes his Champions League debut as one of seven changes from the defeat at Stoke.

David Luiz and Oscar are back from injury and Willian is over the illness that ruled him out at the weekend. Demba Ba leads the attack with Ashley Cole returning at left-back.

For Steaua, Alexandru Chipciu replaces suspended captain Alexandru Bourceanu in midfield and his partner in the centre in the away game, Lucian Filip, is now injured so Mihai Pintilii starts and is skipper. Pantelis Kapetanos, who came on in our earlier meeting, tonight starts as centre-forward.

Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:

23 Mark Schwarzer; 2 Branislav Ivanovic, 4 David Luiz, 26 John Terry (c), 3 Ashley Cole; 12 John Mikel Obi, 8 Frank Lampard; 22 Willian 11 Oscar, 17 Eden Hazard; 29 Demba Ba,

Substitutes: 1 Petr Cech, 24 Gary Cahill, 7 Ramires, 15 Kevin De Bruyne, 10 Juan Mata, 14 Andre Schurrle, 9 Fernando Torres.

Steaua are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:

Tatarusanu; Georgievski, Szukala, Gardos, Latovlevici; Iancu, Pintilii (c); Chipciu, Stanciu, Pirvulescu; Kapetanos.

Substitutues: Nita, Tatu, Prepelita, Cristea, Neagu, Varela, Piovaccari

The referee is Gianluca Rocchi of Italy.

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