Predicted Chelsea Line-Up to face PSG


Chelsea will be in Paris tonight to take on French champions Paris Saint-Germain for the first-leg of their Champions League last-16 match.

After having the benefit of a full-week off to prepare for tonight’s encounter at the Parc des Princes the Blues will be at full strength with playmaker Cesc Fabregas fit and striker Diego Costa returning from a three-match ban, with the only man missing John Obi Mikel out with a knee injury.

The only question for Chelsea fans is whether new signing Juan Cuadrado or Willian will start and if Gary Cahill will get the nod over Kurt Zouma.

Petr Cech got given the start against Everton last week, and produced a fine save from former Chelsea player Romelu Lukaku while the game was still scoreless.

And while Mourinho will likely give the start to his number One shot stopper Thibaut Courtois, we would not be half surprised to see Cech between the sticks.

French international Kurt Zouma should get the nod over Gary Cahill with the youngsters pace more suited to keeping up with Edinson Cavani, with the rest of the backline comprising of big game veterans Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry and Cesar Azpilicueta.

This area will be the key to tonight’s match with the Portuguese manager relying on both Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas to make the middle of the park their own.

Spanish international Fabregas returned to the side last week and should be fully fit and ready to go for tonight’s clash at the Parc des Princes.

Given the fact Mourinho is still getting used to Cuadrado and that the Colombian is new to the team we think Mourinho will give the start to Brazilian Willian along with his fellow countryman Oscar and PSG transfer target Eden Hazard.

Up front for the Blues will be Diego Costa eager to get back to his goal scoring ways after missing three matches through suspension, and if the Blues are to leave France with goals it will be the Spanish international who they will be relying on to score them.