PARIS (Sporting Alert) — Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has opted to start without a recognized striker for tonight’s Champions League quarter-final clash at Paris St-Germain.
Following the injury to Samuel Eto’o, it was widely expected that Fernando Torres would have started up front tonight.
However, Mourinho has only named the Spanish international on the bench, with Andre Schurrle playing in a more attacking role.
Starting as well for the EPL side are Hazard, Oscar, Ramires, Willian and David Luiz, while Frank Lampard on the bench along with John Obi Mikel, Demba Ba and Tomas Kalas.
For Paris St-Germain, former Chelsea center-back Alex is named in the starting XI
Former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye is on the bench, but Thiago Motta and Blaise Matuidi both start in middle.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi are all in the PSG attack.
PSG v Chelsea
PSG: Sirigu, Jallet, Alex, Thiago Silva, Maxwell, Verratti, Thiago Motta, Matuidi, Cavani, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi. Subs: Douchez, Cabaye, Marquinhos, Digne, Rabiot, Pastore, Lucas Moura.
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Luiz, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Schurrle. Subs: Schwarzer, Lampard, Torres, Mikel, Ba, Ake, Kalas.
Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia)