The Blues team to face Steaua Bucharest.
Although Chelsea are already through to the last-16 of the Champions League they still haven’t confirmed their top spot and need a victory against Steaua Bucharest to do so.
However, with a tough fixture list coming up this month manager Jose Mourinho has opted to rest a few key stars and give those who have had less playing time a game.
So goalkeeper Petr Cech is replaced by veteran Mark Schwarzer for the Australian’s first ever appearance in this tournament at the age of 40.
Meanwhile Ashley Cole returns at left-back and there are rare starts for David Luiz, John Obi Mikel, Willian and Demba Ba.
Full starting XI:
Chelsea team v Steaua: Schwarzer; Ivanovic, D Luiz, Terry (c), Cole; Mikel, Lampard; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Ba. #CFC
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