Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Chelsea, UEFA Champions League: Lineups & Game Thread

Michael Steele

Chelsea head to Ukraine with a crucial three points on the line.

Chelsea play one of the tougher fixtures they'll see during the group stage today as they head to the Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk. A result in this game would be huge, as the Ukrainian champions are closing in on a year since the last time they lost a game. They're one of the most underrated teams in the Champions League, and overlooking them would be a serious mistake.

The other game in the group today features our last opponents, FC Nordsjaelland hosting Serie A champion Juventus. Where Chelsea can probably afford a draw today against Shakhtar, any points dropped by Juve may prove crippling in their attempt to advance to the knockout round.

Here are Tuesday's lineups:

Chelsea FC: Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, David Luiz, John Terry, Ashley Cole, John Obi Mikel, Frank Lampard, Ramires, Juan Mata, Oscar, Fernando Torres

Chelsea Subs: Ross Turnbull, Ryan Bertrand, Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Oriol Romeu, Eden Hazard, Daniel Sturridge

Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov, Kucher, Rat, Rakitskiy, Hubschmann, Fernandinho, Willian, Alex Teixeira, Srna, Luiz Adriano, Mkhitaryan

Shakhtar Subs: Kanibolotskiy, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Gai, Douglas Costa, Ilsinho, Eduardo

As always, keep it friendly and don't link to illegal streams. Let's go Blues!


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