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Chelsea v NK Maribor: Starting line-ups

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Chelsea v NK Maribor
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Jose Mourinho has made three changes to the Chelsea line-up that started Saturday's 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace, bringing Petr Cech, Kurt Zouma and Filipe Luis in the starting XI for tonight's Champions League clash against NK Maribor at Stamford Bridge.

The veteran custodian replaces Thibaut Courtois in the Blues goal, while France U21 international Zouma comes in for Gary Cahill to partner club captain John Terry at the heart of defence.

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Summer signing Luis deputises for Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back, just as he did at Selhurst Park following the Spaniard's surprise sending off in the Premier League.

Chelsea will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten start to this year's competition after drawing with Sporting Lisbon at home in their opening game, before following up that disappointing result with a valuable victory against Schalke in Germany in the previous round of fixtures.

That win at the Veltins-Arena ensured the Blues sit top of Group G ahead of Tuesday's encounter, with NK Maribor currently occupying second spot with two points.

Check out the full line-ups below:

Chelsea XI: Cech, Ivanovic, Luis, Zouma, Terry, Fabregas, Oscar, Hazard, Matic, Willian, Remy.

Subs: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ake, Salah, Solanke, Drogba.

NK Maribor:

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