Chelsea vs Schalke. In the history, none of the German clubs has ever left Stamford Bridge with a victory. Can Schalke change this tradition? In previous four meetings in Champions League, Chelsea won three times and once they played draw. Looks like Chelsea usually wins Schalke, especially now when they have stronger team in past few seasons.
Finally, Jose Mourinho found players who could take the first place in Premier League. Chelsea with its reinforcements from Atletico Madrid has a high ambition in all competitions. They have a strong team with Nemanja Matic in midfield and Luis and Ivanovic in defense. Great team and all expect results from Mourinho. They must play without Diego Costa and John Terry against Schalke, but they have Loic Remy who can also score because he has support in Willian, Fabregas, Oscar and Hazard.
On the other side, Jens Keller has a big problem with injuries. He must field a starting lineup without Fabian Giefer, Felipe Santana and Jefferson Farfan. Also Sead Kolasinac and Leon Goretzka can not play in this match. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Julian Draxler are still not sufficiently recovered from injuries but they will probably be in the starting eleven.
Possible starting lineups:
Chelsea: Courtois; Luis, Cahill, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Oscar, Hazard, Willian; Remy
Schalke: Fahrmann; Aogo, Howedes, Matip, Ayhan; Fuchs, Neustadter; Draxler, Sam, Boateng; Huntelaar
We think that Chelsea will win without conceding a goal