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Chelsea vs. Paris Saint-Germain Champions League lineups

Zlatan Ibrahimović is leading the line for PSG as they head to London to try to take down Diego Costa and Chelsea.

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The lineups are in for the huge Champions League round of 16 tilt between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain in London, and both sides have named about as strong a lineup as they possibly can as they see who can come out on top in the third tie these teams have played in recent years.

PSG have elected to leave Edinson Cavani on the bench to start the match, though with Angel Di Maria and Lucas joining Zlatan Ibrahimović on the front line they're not exactly lacking for firepower. They'll be missing Marco Verratti's presence in midfield tonight, but Adrien Rabiot has been excellent in his efforts to fill in for the Italian recently, so the Parisians will be hoping he continues his quality run in the biggest match of their season so far.

Chelsea are dealing with numerous defensive injuries, so they will hope that a center back pairing of Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic can keep Ibrahimović in check. They also have their lone goalscorer from the first leg starting in John Obi Mikel, as well as their in-form attackers Willian, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa all on the pitch from the first whistle. Will that be enough for Chelsea to overcome a 2-1 aggregate scoreline and upset PSG? We'll find out Wednesday night.

Chelsea starting XI (4-2-3-1): Thibaut Courtois; Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic (c), Kenedy; John Obi Mikel, Cesc Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Eden Hazard; Diego Costa

Paris Saint-Germain starting XI (4-3-3): Kevin Trapp; Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Maxwell; Thiago Motta, Adrien Rabiot, Blaise Matuidi; Angel Di María, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Lucas