Chelsea vs. Atlético Madrid: Lineups

Julian Finney

José Mourinho has named six defenders in his starting lineup as Chelsea host Atlético Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal.

José Mourinho has certainly thrown a curveball ahead of Chelsea's Champions League semifinal second leg with Atlético Madrid. He's named six defenders in his starting lineup, and, while it's not really that unusual to see David Luiz stepping up into midfield, he's selected three full-backs -- namely Ashley Cole, Branislav Ivanović and César Azpilicueta.

What that means for their formation is anyone's guess, though it's possible he's pushing Azpilicueta into the attacking midfield band in order to provide extra defensive cover. Elsewhere, Eden Hazard and John Terry have both recovered from their respective injuries in time to play, though Petr Čech has not. Fernando Torres starts ahead of Samuel Eto'o.

As for Atléti, they have no real surprises in their lineup, though have made a few changes from the reverse leg. Tiago is in for the suspended Gabi in midfield, while Adrián López and Arda Turan start in place of Raúl García and Diego. David Villa is also on the bench.

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Mark Schwarzer; Ashley Cole, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanović; David Luiz, Ramires; Eden Hazard, Willian, César Azpilicueta; Fernando Torres.

Atlético Madrid starting lineup (4-4-2): Thibaut Courtois; Filipe Luis, Diego Godín, João Miranda, Juanfran; Koke, Mario Suárez, Tiago, Arda Turan; Diego Costa, Adrián López.

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