And as expected, Jose Mourinho has protected his workforce in preparation for the semi-final of C1 against Atletico Madrid.
Samuel Eto’o is still absent due to a knee injury. However, three Africans start the game with Chelsea. Egyptian Mohamed Salah and Senegalese Demba Ba. Nigerian Obi Mikel is present in the midfield.
Chelsea: Schwarzer – Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Kalas, Cole – Matic, Mikel, Lampard – Salah, Ba, Schürrle
Liverpool: Mignolet – Johnson, Škrtel, Sakho, Flanagan – Gerrard, Allen, Lucas – Sterling, Suarez, Coutinho