It seems like just yesterday that we were taking on Tottenham Hotspur, but with a game in just over 48 hours, it's time to start thinking ahead to Steaua Bucharest. After a massively disappointing result to start the Champions League campaign, there is little doubt that the Blues would be best served by taking three points away from their trip to beautiful Romania.
Marco van Ginkel is the only player on the Champions League roster who will be unavailable due to injury, making it unfortunate that Michael Essien was the player that lost a spot when the Blues were forced to trim one player due to the roster regulations that UEFA has in place. While those may eventually go the way of the dinosaur, they exist at the moment and Chelsea need to abide by them.
I'd assume that at some point we'll see one of Nathan Ake or Lewis Baker given a squad number and added to the UEFA roster, but at the moment neither has happened so we'll leave them off the list of options. Let us know who you'd pick for this tie, and we'll have the results for you on Tuesday.