FC Nordsjælland vs. Chelsea - Lineups and First Half Game Thread

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Victor Moses and Frank Lampard start for Chelsea while captain John Terry and Belgian phenom Eden Hazard begin on the bench. Ramires starts in the pivot again, as Chelsea name a surprisingly-strong lineup against relatively-weak opposition.

After our somewhat disappointing come-from-ahead draw in the Oscar-fest against Juventus in our first UEFA Champions League Group F match, Chelsea face Danish minnows FC Nordsjælland in Denmark. With no disrespect to the Wild Tigers, this should be pretty easy for a team with ambitions of winning the Champions League, like Chelsea. With fewer than 10,000 seats in their home ground, Nordsjælland have to play in F.C. København's larger Parken stadium. Despite it being an away match, it should have a fairly pro-Chelsea feel to it.

FC Nordsjælland Lineup: (4-2-3-1) - Jesper Hansen; Michael Parkhurst, Jores Okore, Ivan Runje, Patrick Mtiliga; Enoch Adu, Nicolai Stokholm (c); Kasper Lorentzen, Morten Nordstrand, Joshua John; Mikkel Beckmann

FC Nordsjælland Subsitutes: Thomas Villadsen, Anders Christiansen, Søren Christensen, Mark Gundelach, Andreas Laudrup, Mario Tičinović, Lasse Petry

Chelsea FC Lineup: (4-2-3-1) - Petr Cech; Branislav Ivanovic, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole; Ramires, Frank Lampard (c); Victor Moses, Oscar, Juan Mata; Fernando Torres.

Chelsea FC Substitutes: Ross Turnbull, John Terry, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ryan Bertrand, John Obi Mikel, Oriol Romeu, Eden Hazard.

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