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Chelsea v Bucharest - Team News

A small challenge for you to contemplate!

With the Group stages coming to an end tomorrow ad with Chelsea having qualified for the knockout stages, Jose, at his pre-match press conference, has hinted that three of his regular starting eleven will be rested.

Charing the assembled masses, Jose remarked,

'I don't want to call it rotation because when you say rotate comes with an idea that the team is weak. That's not the case,' says the Portuguese boss. 'I won't play the same team as the last match because some players need a little rest. We have an important game on Saturday [against Crystal Palace] and then got a League Cup quarter-final tie [at Sunderland] on Tuesday.'

So our challenge to you is - name the three players he will choose to rest!

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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 10 2013

Time: 4:33PM

Your Comments

Ashley Cole is playing, confirmed by Jose. So one of Iva or Azpi are being rested.
JT or Cahill, Ramires, Hazard.
In regards to Azpi I hope he is being rested for our important games and is now a RB. If he is being a RB for this one then I hope he shines and proves he is being wasted at LB.
Pavel Permiachkin
Rest rammy and iva jose, rest azpi too if possible, the coming fixtures is going to task us and we need our players fit
Some players need a rest- does this include ivanovic.
terry,ivanovic and ramires
Cech,ivanovic and ramires
If iva is rested,then i hope azpi will be played @ right back n JM will access him propery to see he is better than iva in attacking.
I just hope we finish top of group
wtf is this. bayern 2-0 up, and both from offside.. CMON REFS FFS
Ivanovic, Terry & Hazard from the regular starters with Cole, Oscar, & David Luiz coming in but I think there will be other changes too. Eto almost certainly starting with Ba on bench & Torres not in squad, Shurle & Willian also likely to play & Schwarzer for Cech. Will post my 11 on the proper thread.
Cole set for new contract... With Mourinho in charge , its beginning to look more like Chelsea Geriatrics than the Chelsea Pensioners
Ivanovic, Cahill & Hazard. Terry will get rest against Sunderland next week...
Chelsea n Torres Fan
Iva - Terry - Ramires..... and possibly even Cahill or/and Cech........ Luiz is not ready yet... I think he will be available for the Saturday's game
The Persian
Based on game time so far on the season, my pick is terry,iva,rammy and maybe hazard* in the second half, we can still play hazard till he gets to full form, he needs to find that consistency and given all the game he needs right now is the key to that
*Terry and Ramires
Chelsea n Torres Fan
Ivanovic, Ramires, Terry are going to rest...Azpi @ RB, Cole @ LB, Luiz will replace Terry in defence...lampard, mikel will start....willian, schrulle, kdb shd start with ba in front
Imo, I think Kalas and Baker should be involved in this game...Bertrand should also get some minutes, if they can't get a chance against Bucharest when we are already qualified to the next round then when are they ever going to? I won't mind even throwing Isiah Brown or Feruz in for 15 to 20 mins just to see what these guys can do at the top level and give them a little exposure... Azpi should also rest, no need to play him today..

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