Confirmed: Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain line-ups

Chelsea Stadium Stamford Bridge

Here is how Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain will line up this evening:

Chelsea welcome Paris Saint-Germain to Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash this evening.

The French side lead 2-1 after the first leg, when Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani scored either side of a Jon Obi Mikel effort for the Blues.

That away goal could still prove vital if Chelsea score this evening and keep the prolific Ligue 1 leaders at bay, but that will be easier said than done given the players at Laurent Blanc’s disposal.

Chelsea have a superb recent record at this stage of the competition, reaching the quarter-finals eight times in the last 13 seasons.

However they will not be taking PSG for granted after the French club knocked the Blues out of the competition last season, a year after the London club had come out victorious.

Chelsea have seen a considerable upturn in form since Guus Hiddink replaced Jose Mourinho in charge, but given their position in the Premier League their only chance of returning to Europe’s elite competition next season could be by winning it this time round.

Chelsea lineup

Starting:

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Gary Cahill
  • Branislav Ivanović
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Eden Hazard
  • John Obi Mikel
  • Willian
  • Diego Costa
  • Kenedy
  • Pedro Rodríguez

Substitutes: Asmir Begović, Baba Rahman, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Nemanja Matić, Oscar, Bertrand Traoré, Loïc Rémy.

Paris SG lineup

Starting:

  • Kevin Trapp
  • David Luiz
  • Marquinhos
  • Maxwell
  • Thiago Silva
  • Lucas
  • Ángel di María
  • Blaise Matuidi
  • Thiago Motta
  • Adrien Rabiot
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović

Substitutes: Salvatore Sirigu, Layvin Kurzawa, Gregory van der Wiel, Javier Pastore, Benjamin Stambouli, Jean-Kevin Augustin, Edinson Cavani.

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