Chelsea predicted XI vs. Paris Saint-Germain

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has one massive call to make ahead of tomorrow night's crunch Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge, does he take a huge gamble and start a far from fully fit Samuel Eto'o.

The 33-year-old pulled his hamstring during Chelsea's 6-0 win over Arsenal just over two weeks ago and has not featured since, but did return to training this morning to give himself a fighting chance of featuring against the French giants.

Mourinho snubbed Fernando Torres in favour of playing Andre Schurrle in a lone front role in last week's 3-1 first leg defeat, which means if Eto'o is capable of playing anywhere close to an hour he will surely start given Chelsea's dire need for an early goal.

Brazilian midfielder Ramires will miss the tie through suspension, while the stars of last weekend's 3-0 win over Stoke City in Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are both ineligible.

Frank Lampard's experience will likely see the midfield maestro get the nod to replace Ramires, while David Luiz looks set to keep his place ahead of peripheral figure Jon Obi Mikel in a holding role.

Willian and Eden Hazard were both bright spots in Paris from wide areas and will occupy the same positions in a bid to provide creative spark, while Oscar needs to prove his worth in a massive Champions League night, with Chelsea requiring two goals to have any chance of reaching the semi-finals.

Chelsea predicted XI vs. Paris Saint-Germain: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Lampard, Oscar, Willian, Hazard, Eto'o

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