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Chelsea vs. PSG, Champions League: Confirmed lineups

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And then the anthem plays and here come the goosebumps.

The chaaaaaampionsssss...



Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Thibaut Courtois | Cesar Azpilicueta, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic | Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas | Eden Hazard, Oscar, Ramires | Diego Costa

Substitutes from: Petr Cech, Filipe Luis, Kurt Zouma, Willian, Didier Drogba, Loic Remy, Juan Cuadrado

PSG starting lineup (4-3-3):
Salvatore Sirigu | Maxwell, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marquinhos | Blaise Matuidi, Thiago Motta, Marco Verratti | Edinson Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Javier Pastore

Substitutes from: Nicolas Douchez, Zoumana Camara, Lucas Digne, Gregory van der Wiel, Adrien Rabiot, Jean-Christophe Bahebeck, Ezequiel Lavezzi


Standard lineup from Jose Mourinho except for having Ramires in there instead of Willian.  Which of course could mean several different things.  Is it a 4-2-3-1 with Ramires as a direct replacement for Willian?  Is it a 4-2-3-1 with Ramires in the pivot, Fabregas as the No.10 and Oscar out wide?  Is it a 4-3-3 with Oscar on the wing and Matic in a more specific holding role?  We shall have to wait and see.

One surprise for the visitors is Pastore starting instead of Lavezzi.  As expected, it's an all-Brazilian back four, with Thiago Motta coming back into the midfield three.

Are we ready?  Let's go.

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