Andre Schurrle is expected to play as the most attacking player with both Fernando Torres and Demba Ba on the bench.

Willian returns to the side and joins Oscar and Eden Hazard as the attacking midfielders and behind them are the Brazilian pair of Ramires, eligible for Europe despite currently serving a domestic suspension, and David Luiz.

The defence, as Jose Mourinho announced in yesterday’s press conference, is unchanged

Paris St-Germain have their own Brazilian pairing at central defence, former Chelsea man Alex returning alongside Thiago Silva.

The front three is as expected – Zlatan Ibrahimovic flanked by Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi.

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, 4 David Luiz; 22 Willian, 11 Oscar, 17 Eden Hazard; 14 Andre Schurrle.

Substitutes: 23 Mark Schwarzer, 33 Tomas Kalas, 27 Nathan Ake, 12 John Mikel Obi, 8 Frank Lampard, 9 Fernando Torres, 19 Demba Ba.

PSG are expected to line up in the following 4-3-3 formation:

Sirigu; Jallet, Alex, Thiago Silva, Maxwell; Motta, Matuidi, Verratti; Cavani, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi.

Subs: Douchez, Marquinhos, Digne, Cabaye, Rabiot, Pastore, Lucas Moura.

The referee is Milorad Mazic from Serbia.

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