Can the Blues cope without Ashley Cole in the Champions league this evening…?
Where: Veltins Arena
When: 19:45 (BST)
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Chelsea travel to Germany to face Schalke this evening in Champions League Group E on Tuesday evening…
The Blues thrashed Steaua Bucharest last time out, but are still in a precarious position after losing at home to FC Basel in the opening match of the group.
Ashley Cole has not travelled, and will be replaced by young English left-back Ryan Bertrand for the second week in a row. Andre Schurrle has been declared fit, but is unlikely to start with the likes of Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and Oscar in excellent form.
For the home side, Kevin Prince Boateng, once of Tottenham and Portsmouth, should return from injury – but Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Jefferson Farfan are still high-profile absentees.