(Sporting Alert) — Fernando Torres, Frank Lampard and Juan Mata are amongst the starters for Chelsea in tonight’s Europa League Final against Benfica.
Manager Rafa Benitez made three changes to the side that picked up a 3-1 victory over FC Basel in the second leg semifinals at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.
Injured Eden Hazard is being sidelined with a hamstring injury, Victor Moses is only on the bench, while Ryan Bertrand, who is not involved at all makes way for Ashley Cole.
John Terry misses out because of injury so Lampard captains a starting XI that also includes Juan Mata, David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Oscar.
Benfica, in the meantime, will look to the likes of Nemanja Matic, Rodrigo, Nicolas Gaitan and Oscar Cardozo to provide the punch, while Ezequiel Garay also starts in the back line.
Leading scorer Rodrigo Lima is only on the bench, Maxi Pereira is suspended.
Benfica v Chelsea Teams
Benfica: Artur Moraes, Almeida, Luisao, Garay, Melgarejo, Perez, Matic, Rodrigo, Gaitan, Cardozo, Salvio
Subs: Paulo Lopes, Aimar, Lima, John, Urreta, Jardel, Gomes
Chelsea FC: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Lampard, Luiz, Ramires, Mata, Oscar, Torres
Subs: Turnbull, Mikel, Moses, Ferreira, Marin, Benayoun, Ake
Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Holland)