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Paris Saint-Germain vs. Chelsea: Lineups

The lineups are out for PSG's clash with Chelsea in the Champions League's first knockout round.

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The return of the Champions League is less than an hour away, meaning the lineups have been announced for Tuesday night's fixtures. The most spectacular matchup takes place at the Parc des Princes, where Paris Saint-Germain play host to Chelsea in the knockout stages of this tournament for the third consecutive season.

Neither manager has pulled any surprises in their selection. PSG's Laurent Blanc has preferred Thiago Motta to Benjamin Stambouli in the midfield anchorman role, while Zlatan Ibrahimović is flanked by Ángel Di María and Lucas Moura, with Edinson Cavani left on the bench.

Injury problems have forced Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink into some unusual selections: Baba Rahman is given the nod at left-back, with Branislav Ivanović having to take up a slightly unfamiliar role alongside Gary Cahill in the center of the defense. Willian looks set to play just behind Diego Costa, with Eden Hazard and Pedro set to take their places out wide. Young American center-back Matt Miazga makes the bench.

Paris Saint-Germain starting lineup (4-3-3): Kevin Trapp; Maxwell, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos; Blaise Matuidi, Thiago Motta, Marco Verratti; Ángel Di María, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Lucas Moura.

Subs: Salvatore Sirigu, Gregory van der Wiel, Layvin Kurzawa, Adrien Rabiot, Benjamin Stambouli, Javier Pastore, Edinson Cavani.

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Thibaut Courtois; Baba Rahman, Branislav Ivanović, Gary Cahill, César Azpilicueta; John Obi Mikel, Cesc Fàbregas; Eden Hazard, Willian, Pedro; Diego Costa.

Subs: Asmir Begović, Matt Miazga, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Kenedy, Bertrand Traoré, Loïc Rémy.