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Chelsea vs FC Basel 2013: Team News and Predicted Line-up

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Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he has a fully fit squad to choose from for the home match against Basel in the Champions League group stages. After confirming Frank Lampard and Oscar as starters for the match, Mourinho also said that there will be four players under the age of 22. This could mean that Marco van Ginkel could be one of the defensive midfielders alongside Lampard.

The Dutchman has not been used by Mourinho so far, but an European match could be a perfect bedding opportunity for the midfielder.

“No injuries at all. Everybody is fit.”– Mourinho

This is a possible line-up based on previous selections, injury status, and hints from the manager.

Chelsea FC’s possible line-up against FC Basel:

Chelsea line-up Chelsea vs Basel 2013 Champions League

FC Basel’s possible line up:

FC Basel line-up Chelsea vs Basel 2013 Champions League

Prediction:

Basel have run us closely when they met last season in the Europa League. This match is going to be very tough, but the quality and the home advantage should favour Chelsea. I’m going for a Chelsea 3-1 Basel score. What’s yours?

24 comments

  1. jose u are my coach but will need obi/wilians and eto in this match pls

  2. Morin morin abeg put willian 4 de match o

  3. I dnt think in chelsea we have better mildfidders like mikel and juan mata.so i see no reason why they should be benched.

  4. Abeg mou.put torres for the ball and drop eto’o.also no fell to put hazard oo.thank you.

  5. Adediran kehinde taoreed

    I don’t even know the reason why jose mourinho benched mikel, mata. Becos their is no midfider that better than mikel in chelsea club for now. But my own advise for jose is that if the midfd is not hold well don’t let it be too late before u bring them in.Thank

  6. Plz mou i dnt want 2 ci john terry in dat game,i need luiz nd cahill in defence,mikel nd lampard,hazard, oscar nd willian nd torres up front.tankz

  7. Gosh i hate see Lampard in matches dis days,pls mou use mikel,mata,Torres cahill in dat basel match

  8. My own line up is
    Cech, Azpilicueta , Cahil, Luiz, Cole, Van
    Ginkel, Oscar,
    Debrunye,
    Hazard, WillIan, Eto’o. But I will like to see Mata
    start together with Willian and Hazard. Wit dis team we are super best in the Match. Let Lampard stay on the bench I give this young talent their chances.

  9. Mou dis young lad re nt fit in dis kind of game.dis is champions league.cech,cole,luiz,iva,azpiculieta.mikel oscar,willian mata hazad toress.

  10. Pls mouri i wnt to strong my midfied wit mikel

  11. Boss,pls dnt put lampard in evry game i ned young players lik mikel,mata,oscar hazard,williams,tores,nd my favourite defender,u kn dem

  12. With Terry and Lampard given much time to play ahead of younger players, mark my word! Mourinho “will not achieve anything” in his second coming at the bridge and he will be sacked via text message this time. His style of play is damn boring and i see him sowing disunity among the players if he fails to play Mata in nearly every game. The handwritting is on the wall, very very boldly written. Trust Abrahamovic!

  13. William and Eto’o should start this match.

  14. Boss, terry, lampart and Torres should wait. Let mikel, Oscar, Mata , William and Eto’o. Should play.

  15. Boss sir i wat oscar,mikel, harzad, williams, eto’o, luiz, cole, chill,and others

  16. Cech,ivanovich,cahill,terry,cole,ginkel,mikel,oscar,willian,hazard,eto

  17. Chelsea needs to offload:azipilicueta,find a better sub for cole,below par ba,luiz,buy rami,i still love torress

  18. Please field Juan mata… I’m pleading, i’m really missing him. KTBFFH!!!

  19. Boss sir i wll like u to use mikel and oscar in the midfield because there is no midfield like mike in chelsea look mikel against everton this guy is play well pls sir let willian start lineup for to day match because this player is a young talent player and he no how to use ball in field tanx mrs boss love u to

  20. tyozua basil shima

    pls sir mikel start ball with wiliam, because mikel is a strong mildfied.

  21. All of you that commented here are just stupid, when mourinho himself came out y’day to say that lampard and oscar will start 2day, and so will 3 other players below 22 years. So when all of u are talking about torres, eto’o, mikel and willian, I’m just disappointed that you all are chelsea fans. Uneducated twats

  22. Mr kelvin okon,i love u.U’ve said it all 4get about those saying what they do nt know.I’m just watching him whatever he wants let him do bt one thing is 4sure which is-i trust Abromavich.

  23. Uyi 1or whatever u call urself u r a beast.So if he is doing what is nt wright all of us will support him that is absolute madness,it is only fools like u that will do such.Infact,next time don’t u ever try 2 expose urself thinking that u know something.I pray that 2nite he apply what he said so that i’ll sit & watch hw he loose.This is a game 4 d champions,every team is a champion so underating & gambling doesn’t work here.He did d same against Madrid that is y we couldn’t win that match.Wake up our man mourinho.

  24. Stupid man this man will put chelsea in the pit and he will run to another club dat how he did to real mardrid god pass you