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Chelsea vs. FC Basel, Europa League: Lineups & Game Thread

Wherein Chelsea try to advance to their 12th cup final in ten years.

Christopher Lee

You got your reasons
And I got my wants
Still get that feeling
But I'm too old to die young now


Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Petr Cech | Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic, Cesar Azpilicueta | Frank Lampard, David Luiz | Victor Moses, Eden Hazard, Ramires | Fernando Torres

Substitutes from: Ross Turnbull, Paulo Ferreira, John Terry, Nathan Ake, Oscar, Yossi Benayoun, Juan Mata

FC Basel starting lineup (4-1-4-1):
Yann Sommer | Kay Voser, Gaston Sauro, Fabian Schar, Markus Steinhofer | Fabian Frei | Valentin Stocker, Serey Die, Mohamed Elneny, Mohamed Salah | Marco Streller

Substitutes from: tba


Good ol' Interim is back with the head-scratchers, starting both David Luiz AND Ramires. Because John Terry will be so useful of Manchester United, right? Ugh.

This is Chelsea's 64th match of the season, equaling the previous club record.

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