Cesar Azpilicueta will play left-back, as he did in the win in Germany two weeks ago. Gary Cahill also returns to the defence.

John Mikel makes a return to midfield and Willian and Andre Schurrle flank Oscar with Sameul Eto’o replacing injured Fernando Torres up front.

Schalke bring Adam Szalai back as their striker. He was on the bench in the first game. Kevin Prince Boateng moves back into midfield.

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

1 Petr Cech; 2 Branislav Ivanovic, 24 Gary Cahill, 26 John Terry (c), 28 Cesar Azpilicueta; 7 Ramires, 12 John Mikel Obi; 22 Willian, 11 Oscar, 14 Andre Schurrle; 29 Samuel Eto’o.

Substitutes: 23 Mark Schwarzer, 3 Ashley Cole, 4 David Luiz, 8 Frank Lampard, 15 Kevin De Bruyne, 10 Juan Mata, 19 Demba Ba.

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

Hildebrand; Uchida, Howedes (c), Matip, Aogo; Jones, Neustatder; Boateng, Draxler, Fuchs; Szalai.

Substitutes: Fahrmann, Hoogland, Felipe Santana, Kolasinac, Ayhan. Clemens, Meye.

The referee is Svein Oddvar Moen from Norway.


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