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Name the Starting XI - Galatasaray (h)

The Champions League knockout stages are back with us this Tuesday evening when we welcome Galatasaray to Stamford Bridge for the second leg of our last-16 tie.

The fixture is delicately poised and the occasion will be made even more poignant by the return of a certain Didier Drogba.

Chelsea, courtesy of that away goal, will start as the favourites but we all just know the script is there, a script that has Drogba scoring the decisive goal. Let`s all hope that it is a script that will be torn up long before Didier plays a significant role in the game.

After the defeat at Villa Park, on Saturday evening, Jose Mourinho will, no doubt, be contemplating who will be in his starting eleven for this crucial tie. The big question being though - can any of you second guess the eleven that Jose will select?

Who would you play in the middle of the park, in the holding role, with Nemanja Matic illegible having played for Benfica earlier in the competition? Would John Obi Mikel get your vote? Or is it time to recall the experienced Frank Lampard?

What about up front, who should lead the line?

So who`ll get me started as we prepare to face Galatasaray and give Didier Drogba the kind of welcome that will bring tears to more than just his eyes?

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 17 2014

Time: 1:00AM

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cech,Azpi,Cahill,terry,Cole,luiz,lampard,hazard,Willian,schurrle and Eto.
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17/03/2014 05:44:00

Against galatasary here's the line-up 4231.CECH....IVANOVIC CAHILL TERRY COLE....MATIC LAMAPARD....HAZARD WILLIAN SALAH....ETO'O
Lawrence Mohlala
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17/03/2014 06:37:00

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17/03/2014 07:12:00

HGH Magic
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17/03/2014 10:09:00

its the champions league and we are at home against a strong enough team, field our best END OF!!! eto was rested so he will play up top with hazard oscar and william in behind, lamps was rested so he will play beside banned rammy and the back 4 will be our standard one we have been playing all season. cech in goal DUH! 2 - 0 chelsea. to my know how as long as they dont score we win due to the away goal rule. so park that ******** bus!!! plane, building mountain.... you get the point.
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17/03/2014 11:32:00

Cech-Iva-Cahill-Terry-Azpi-Luiz-Lampard-Schrulle-Willian-Hazard-Eto Subs: Oscar, Torres, Ramires.
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17/03/2014 11:39:00

Cech, ivanovic, terry, cahill, azpilicueta, luiz, ramires, hazard, oscar, willian, etoo
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17/03/2014 12:08:00

Cech--Azpi,JT,Cahill,Iva--Mikel,Lampard,Oscar--Hazard,eto'o--Ba. play 2 strikers up top with eto'o buzzing in and around Ba. we need goals and need to ruffle there CB's.
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17/03/2014 12:22:00

with his ability for clinical finishing, why not use schurrle as a second striker or just behind. if shape needs to change due to midway contingencies, he's a super runner on the wings too. why do we insist on discounting our potential world class star?
johnny come lately
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17/03/2014 12:40:00

Cech- Iva Cahill JT Azpi- Luiz Lampard- Willian Hazard Schurrle- Eto'o
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17/03/2014 14:23:00

Thought you might wanna see this @CobhamBlue:
HGH Magic
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17/03/2014 15:00:00

I think it's pathetic that you can support a team and you can't attempt to spell the players name correctly, no wonder they call you plastics. PC, CA, JT, GC, BI: DL FL EH AS WIllian Eto. Subs AC, Ramires, Torres, Ba, kalas and MS. We need a 0:0 draw
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17/03/2014 19:04:00

Ehh shlok is by no means a Chelsea fan if you haven't noticed. Neither is FV.
Pavel Permiachkin
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17/03/2014 19:17:00

agree with the lineup of desmondadonis
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17/03/2014 22:05:00

SMH shaka09, what in the world are you on? YMB?
HGH Magic
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18/03/2014 08:24:00


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