Chelsea vs. FC Basel: Lineups

Stanley Chou

There could be a lot of goals in this one.

If you don't have a team of your own to watch in Champions League on Wednesday, Chelsea-Basel might be the game to flip on. Both teams have picked extremely attacking lineups, with neither team starting a true defensive midfielder. Basel, after playing with one-striker formations in qualifying, has switched to 4-4-2. Chelsea is using their normal formation, but with some changes.

Willian and Marco Van Ginkel both get their first Champions League starts for the Blues, with Ramires, John Obi Mikel, Juan Mata and Kevin de Bruyne all missing out. Fernando Torres, despite being fit, is not in the match-day squad after a poor showing against Everton over the weekend.

Chelsea lineup (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Ashley Cole, Gary Cahill, David Luiz, Branislav Ivanovic; Frank Lampard, Marco Van Ginkel; Eden Hazard, Oscar, Willian; Samuel Eto'o

FC Basel lineup (4-4-2): Yann Sommer; Behrang Safari, Ivan Ivanov, Fabian Schär, Kay Voser; Valentin Stocker, Marcelo Diaz, Fabian Frei, Mohamed Salah; Giovanni Sio, Marco Streller

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