Chelsea vs. Basel, 2013 Europa League: Lineups

Two changes for Rafa Benitez as Chelsea looks to advance to the Europa League final. Ashley Cole is suspended so Ryan Bertrand takes over at left back while Gary Cahill replaces John Terry who started the first leg. Ramires had been doubtful with dead leg but he recovered enough to make the start in the midfield.

Basel have made a couple changes on the back line with starting central defender Aleksandar Dragovic suspended. Head coach Murat Yakin has called upon Gastón Sauro to pair with Fabian Schär in the center along with switching out both his fullbacks from the first leg. Markus Steinhöfer replaces Park Joo-Ho on the left side while Kay Voser takes over on the right for Philipp Degen.

Both Degen and Park are on the bench.

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic, César Azpilicueta; David Luiz, Frank Lampard; Victor Moses, Eden Hazard, Ramires; Fernando Torres.

Basel starting lineup (4-1-4-1): Yann Sommer; Kay Voser, Fabian Schär, Gastón Sauro, Markus Steinhöfer; Fabian Frei; Valentin Stocker, Serey Die, Mohamed Elneny, Mohamed Salah; Marco Streller.

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