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CONFIRMED: Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid lineups – Jose names five defenders!

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Chelsea face La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid this evening, with a place in the Champions League final at stake.

hazard CONFIRMED: Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid lineups   Jose names five defenders!

The tie is delicately poised after the pair played out a 0-0 draw last week in the Spanish capital, and the Blues will be looking to keep up their good form of late with victory at Stamford Bridge, with Real Madrid already through to the showpiece final in Lisbon following their stunning 5-0 aggregate win over holders Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho named a decidedly unorthodox first XI, with five defenders on the team-sheet. It remains to be seen whether Cesar Azpilicueta or Ashely Cole will start on the wing for the Blues, or is Jose plumping for a five-man midfield?

Here are the confirmed Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid lineups:

Chelsea: Schwarzer, Ivanović, Cole, David Luiz, Ramires, Torres, Hazard, Willian, Cahill, Terry, Azpilucueta

Subs: Oscar, Schürrle, van Ginkel, Ba, Eto’o, Kalas, Hilário

Atletico Madrid: Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe Luis; Mario Suarez, Tiago; Adrian, Koke, Arda; Diego Costa

Subs: Aranzubia, Raúl García, Villa, Rodríguez, Alderweireld, Sosa, Diego

What do you think? Late predictions? Get involved in the comments below…

Comments (11)

  1. I hope chelsae will bet altletco 2_1

  2. 9ce one

  3. I always have faith in jose…. Common CHELSEA!

  4. Chelsea 2 at Madrid 1. Go blues. Go get the champions league finally cup @ Lisbon.

  5. good one

  6. up blue’s dis mach 3 -0

  7. Chelsea wil win 3-1

  8. I see Chelsea in finals of uefa champion league

  9. A man on a mission without vision end in division.

  10. Now that morinho has failed,u blues fans.since packing d bus was chelseas playing style.what happen,abi na atletico madrid dey home.why dem go let dat kind tin happen,chelsea go play two away game in a row

  11. for a team who specialises in negative football,has a coach who parks buses and remove the tires am not suprised at their failure,getting to the semis was just a priviledge given bkos of mediocres played against.to me chelsea is a certified,proven,special failure.