Napoli Vs. Chelsea, 2012 UEFA Champions League: Lineups

Chelsea are without John Terry and Ashley Cole for their UEFA Champions League match against Napoli, and their places will taken by Jose Bosingwa and Gary Cahill as expected. Chelsea's front line is also as expected, but there are a few surprises for the Blues. Both Ramires and Raul Meireles will start, while Michael Essien is on the bench. Oriol Romeu does not make the 18-man squad. Napoli's lineup is without any serious surprises, with Salvatore Aronica's selection ahead of Miguel Britos the biggest decision of note.

Napoli starting lineup (3-4-2-1): Morgan de Sanctis; Salvatore Aronica, Paolo Cannavaro, Hugo Campagnaro; Juan Zuñiga, Walter Gargano, Gökhan Inler, Christian Maggio; Ezequiel Lavezzi, Marek Hamsik; Edinson Cavani.

Substitutes from: Antonio Rosati, Gianluca Grava, Andrea Dossena, Federico Fernandez, Blerim Dzemaili, Miguel Britos, Goran Pandev

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Jose Bosingwa, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic; Ramires, Raul Meireles; Florent Malouda, Juan Mata, Daniel Sturridge; Didier Drogba.

Substitutes from: Ross Turnbull, Ashley Cole, Fernando Torres, Salomon Kalou, Frank Lampard, John Obi Mikel, Michael Essien.

Kickoff is at 2:45 p.m. ET, 7:45 p.m. GMT and 8:45 p.m. local time. You can catch it on FOX Soccer Channel in the USA, Sportsnet regional networks in Canada and Sky Sports 2 in the UK.

For more on the Blues, head over to Chelsea FC blog We Ain't Got No History.

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