Everybody loves a Wednesday night in Europe. Not only does it mean that you're not playing on Thursday nights, but in the case of Chelsea, it usually means a home win.
Except the last time we played on Wednesday but let's not talk about that. I think perhaps that was an anomaly that came one game too soon:
That's right, tonight is Wednesday match #666 in the history of Chelsea Football Club. Dun-dun-dun!
Also, happy happy happy HAPPY Birthday to André Schürrle who turns 23 today. And since Schurrle wants everybody to be happy, he will even give YOU a gift of a signed shirt on his birthday.
Schalke 04 starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Timo Hildebrand | Dennis Aogo, Joel Matip, Benedikt Höwedes, Atsuto Uchida | Jermaine Jones, Roman Neustädter | Chrisitan Fuchs, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Julian Draxler | Ádám Szalai
Substitutes from: tba
As expected, Mourinho rings the changes. Azpilicueta gets another go at left back, while Mikel comes in to replace Lampard in the Mikel role. Hazard takes a seat for Schürrle, while Willian gets his fifth start for the Blues. Up top, it's Eto'o with the go'o'o'o'o'o'o'oals. Hopefully.