Football

Chelsea v Schalke: Predicted XI

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

An incensed Jose Mourinho threatened to make wholesale changes for Wednesday night's Champions League clash against Schalke following Chelsea's 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday.

He may have calmed down a little since the weekend, but we can still expect several changes from the Portuguese tactician.

Petr Cech will, of course, keep his place in goal. He's about the only player in the squad assured of a starting spot for the visit of the German side.

John Terry should also retain his place at the heart of defence, although David Luiz could make way for Gary Cahill, who played against Schalke a fortnight ago.

Mourinho could hand another opportunity to Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back, instead of Branislav Ivanovic, while Ashley Cole is likely to retain his left-back spot.

Chelsea played with Ramires in a holding role in Gelsenkirchen, but the Brazilian could be moved forward, with Michael Essien taking his place in front of the back-four.

That could mean that Frank Lampard misses out, with Mourinho opting for Oscar in the attacking midfield role flanked by Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle or possibly Willian.

And as Fernando Torres missed training on Tuesday, we can expect to see Samuel Eto'o leading the Blues' line.


Chelsea's predicted XI:

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech

Left-back: Ashley Cole

Centre-back: John Terry

Centre-back: Gary Cahill

Right-back: Cesar Azpilicueta

Central midfield: Ramires

Central midfield: Michael Essien

Left-wing: Eden Hazard

Attacking-midfield: Oscar

Right-wing: Andre Schurrle

Striker: Samuel Eto'o

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Football
UEFA Champions League
Chelsea

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again