Saturday 24 February 2018

Chelsea to make changes

Chelsea will rest a number of their first-team regulars against MSK Zilina. Photo: PA
Chelsea will rest a number of their first-team regulars against MSK Zilina. Photo: PA

Chelsea will rest a number of their first-team regulars against MSK Zilina in the Champions League tomorrow.



Goalkeeper Petr Cech and striker Nicolas Anelka will be missing, while coach Carlo Ancelotti gives a first-ever start to teenage midfielder Josh McEachran.

The Blues are without injured John Terry (thigh); Frank Lampard (tendon), Yury Zhirkov (calf), John Mikel Obi (knee), Alex (knee) and Yossi Benayoun (Achilles).

Jeffrey Bruma will play alongside Branislav Ivanovic at the heart of the defence.

Team (from): Turnbull, Hilario, Cech, Ferreira, Bosingwa, Bruma, Ivanovic, Cole, Van Aanholt, Ramires, McEachran, Malouda, Drogba, Kalou, Kakuta, Sturridge, Borini, Sala.

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