Chelsea vs. Steaua Bucharest, Europa League: Lineups & Game Thread

Clive Rose

Because Rafalution.

Don't look now, but this is a Di Matteo special. Lineup, that is (except Apple Cutter). Let's hope they're given the freedom to mix it up just like in the olden happy days.

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Petr Cech | Ashley Cole, John Terry, David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta - John Obi Mikel, Ramires - Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Oscar - Fernando Torres

Substitutes from: Ross Turnbull, Paulo Ferreira, Gary Cahill, Ryan Bertrand, Frank Lampard, Yossi Benayoun, Victor Moses

Steaua Bucharest starting lineup (4-2-3-1):

Ciprian Tatarusanu | Iasmin Latovlevici, Vlad Chiriches, Lukasz Szukala, Cornel Rapa | Alexandru Bourceanu, Mihai Pintilii | Alexandru Chipciu, Cristian Tanase, Adrian Popa | Raul Rusescu

Substitutes from: Razvan Stanca, Florin Gardos, Lucian Filip, Andrei Prepelita, Leandro Tatu, Adi, Gabriel Iancu

The visitors are unchanged from last week.

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