LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Samuel Eto’o is a surprised starter for Chelsea in tonight’s crucial Champions League quarter-final second tie with Paris St Germain at Stamford Bridge.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTER-FINAL SECOND LEG
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Place: Stamford Bridge
Date: Tuesday, 8 April
Kick-off: 2:45 EST
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Eto’o, who was doubtful for the game after picking up a hamstring injury which forced him to missed the last three games, including the first leg 3-1 defeat in Paris, will lead the attack after recovering from the injury.
He comes into the Chelsea starting line-up in place of Andre Schurrle, who is on the bench along with Fernando Torres and Demba Ba.
England midfielder Frank Lampard replaces the suspended Ramires, while there are starts as well for David Luiz, who will play alongside Lampard, with Willian, Oscar and Eden Hazard supporting Eto’o.
PSG will be missing Sweden forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who misses the game with a hamstring injury.
This means Edinson Cavani will come off the wing and play a more center forward role, while Lucas Moura comes in for Ibrahimovic.
Chelsea v PSG
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Lampard, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Eto’o. Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Torres, Mikel, Schurrle, Ba, Kalas.
PSG: Sirigu, Jallet, Alex, Thiago Silva, Maxwell, Verratti, Thiago Motta, Matuidi, Lucas Moura, Cavani, Lavezzi. Subs: Douchez, Cabaye, Marquinhos, Menez, Digne, Van Der Wiel, Pastore.
Referee: Pedro Proenca (Portugal)