Benfica Vs. Chelsea, 2012 UEFA Champions League: Lineups

Chelsea and Benfica resume their Champions League campaigns on Tuesday, an the Blues' lineup is not as expected. Paulo Ferreira is preferred to Jose Bosingwa while all of Michael Essien, Frank Lampard, Daniel Sturridge and Didier Drogba have been left on the bench. Whether this is a tactical decision or a sign that the league is now more important to Chelsea than Champions League is up for you to decide.

Benfica starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Artur; Emerson, Jardel, Luisao, Maxi Pereira; Javi Garcia, Axel Witsel; Nicolas Gaitan, Pablo Aimar, Bruno Cesar, Oscar Cardozo.

Substitutes from: Eduardo, Miguel Vitor, Nemanja Matic, Nolito, Javier Saviola, Rodrigo, Nelson Oliveira.

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Ashley Cole, John Terry, David Luiz, Paulo Ferreira; John Obi Mikel, Raul Meireles; Salomon Kalou, Juan Mata, Ramires; Fernando Torres.

Substitutes from: Ross Turnbull, Jose Bosingwa, Gary Cahill, Michael Essien, Frank Lampard, Daniel Sturridge, Didier Drogba.

Kickoff is at 2:45 p.m. ET, 7:45 p.m. local time from Estadio da Luz in Lisbon. You can catch the game on FOX Soccer Channel in the USA, Sportsnet Regional networks in Canada and Sky Sports 1 in the UK.

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

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