LONDON (Sporting Alert) — As expected, Samuel Eto’o starts up front for Chelsea in their Champions League Group E clash with Schalke at Stamford Bridge.
Eto’o comes into the starting line-up for the injured Fernando Torres, while Oscar, Willian and André Schurrle also get starting places, as manager Jose Mourinho makes six changes to the team that was beaten 2-0 in the English Premier League at Newcastle on Saturday.
John Obi Mikel, also starts, but Frank Lampard, David Luiz, Juan Mata and Ashley Cole are on the bench.
However, Eden Hazard was not included in the matchday squad.
Meanwhile, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Julian Draxler, Jermaine Jones and Benedikt Howedes are all in the starting team for the visiting Schalke.
Chelsea v Schalke 04
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Oscar, Mikel, Willian, Schurrle, Eto’o
Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Luiz, Lampard, Mata, De Bruyne, Ba
Schalke 04: Hildebrand, Aogo, Howedes, Uchida, Fuchs, Matip, Boateng, Draxler, Jones, Neustadter, Szalai
Subs: Fahrmann, Hoogland, Felipe Santana, Kolasinac, Meyer, Clemens, Ayhan
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)