CONFIRMED: Chelsea line-up v Steaua Bucharest - Mata starts

Juan Mata

Here is how Chelsea will line up for their Champions League clash in Romania against Steaua Bucharest this evening at 7.45pm.

Juan Mata gets his chance to start in Jose Mourinho’s side tonight.

Starting Team: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry (c), David Luiz, Cole, Lampard, Ramires, Schurrle, Mata, Oscar, Torres.

Substitutes: Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Mikel, Willian, Ba, Eto’o.

The Romanian champions have enjoyed a strong start to the season and are unbeaten in the Liga 1.

Chelsea have had a turbulent start to the season and the Champions League so far – the Blues have won just two of their last five Premier League games and lost their opening Champions League group fixture 2-1 to Basel at Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho has set his target of 10 points from the remaining five group stage fixtures in Group E and tonight the Blues will be hunting for their first three points on the board against a Steaua Bucharest side that lost 3-0 to Schalke in their own disappointing opener.

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