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Confirmed - Chelsea line-up v FC Schalke - Azpilicueta and Schurrle start

Here is the side Jose Mourinho has selected to face FC Schalke this evening, kick-off from Germany at 19:45 GMT.

Starting Team: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Lampard, Oscar, Hazard, Schurrle, Torres

Subs: Schwarzer, David Luiz, Bertrand, Mikel, Willian, Mata, Eto'o

Chelsea recovered well on match day two to trounce Steaua Bucharest away from home, responding positively to that opening defeat at the hands of FC Basel.

The two main injury concerns going into this game for the Blues were left-back Ashley Cole and winger Andre Schurrle with both players not risked ahead of some important games for the Blues in the next few weeks.

Chelsea will go top of the group if they beat Schalke unless FC Basel secure a huge win over Steaua Bucharest in the other game this evening in Group E.

Schalke have been crippled by injuries heading into this game, missing eight key first team players. Kevin-Prince Boateng is closing on a return to action while Marco Hoger was stretchered off with a knee problem over the weekend.

What is your prediction for the game?

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