Fernando Torres

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Chelsea face German side Schalke 04 in the UEFA Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD.


Chelsea come into this game after losing their last league fixture 2-0 against Newcastle United. Yoan Gouffran gave the Magpies a lead in the second half before Loic Remy doubled the lead in the final moments of the game.

The result at St James' Park saw the Europa League winners unable to reduce the gap at the top. They sit second in the table with 20 points from 10 games, trailing league leaders Arsenal by five points.

Julian Draxler

Meanwhile, Schalke enter this game after defeating Hertha Berlin 2-0 away from home. Adám Szalai scored first in the first half before Julian Draxler doubled the lead. Despite the result, Jens Keller's men are struggling in the Bundesliga as they sit sixth in the league table.

In the last Champions League fixture, Schalke faced Chelsea at home. The German club lost 3-0 as Fernando Torres' double and Eden Hazard's strike saw the Blues seal a comfortable victory.

What Managers Say

Jose Mourinho: "I will make changes. Not 11 changes because that would be too much, but changes for sure. I don't know my best team because we have this kind of performance [against Newcastle]."

Jens Keller: "It's not only difficult for German teams, it's difficult for any team. The main thing is that we don't want to concede an early goal. We have to concentrate. Obviously if we concede an early goal Chelsea can sit back and wait for us to come -- so that's what we've got to try and avoid."

Team Form


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W W W W
  • Last Result: Newcastle United 2-0 Chelsea

Schalke 04

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L L W W
  • Last Result: Hertha Berlin 0-2 Schalke 04

Team News

Jose Mourinho


  • Injured: Marco van Ginkel (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Cole; Ramires, Mikel; Willian, Oscar, Schurrle; Torres

Schalke 04

  • Injured: Jefferson Farfan (groin), Marco Hoger (knee) and Chinedu Obasi (tibia)
  • Doubtful: Kyriakos Papadopoulos (knee)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Hildebrand; Uchida, Howedes, Matip, Fuchs; Neustadter, Jones, Boateng, Meyer, Draxler; Szalai