Jose Mourinho returns to the city and the stadium where he won the Champions League with Porto. That one was a comprehensive 3-0 dismissal of Monaco; we can only hope tonight we see a repeat of that for Chelsea.
Earlier today, Chelsea U19 continued their European campaign as well, winning 2-0 thanks to not televised goals from Lewis Baker (penalty) and Nathan Aké (off of a Baker corner). That's three wins from three, with three clean sheets and ten goals scored for Dermot Drummy's "men." Impressive.
Schalke 04 starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Timo Hildebrand | Dennis Aogo, Joel Matip, Benedikt Höwedes, Atsuto Uchida | Roman Neustädter, Jermaine Jones | Julian Draxler, Max Meyer, Christian Clemens | Kevin-Prince Boateng
Substitutes from: Ralf Fährmann, Tim Hoogland, Felipe Santana, Sead Kolasinac, Leon Goretzka, Christian Fuchs, Ádám Szalai
So Mourinho pulls another surprise and drafts Azpilicueta in at left back, Bosingwa-style. David Luiz gets a time out. Schürrle does get the start, while Torres and Oscar rotate back into the starting lineup.
Meanwhile, Schalke go without a recognized striker. Wonderkid Draxler starts, as usual, on the left wing. Better buckle down, Branislav!