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Willian makes Chelsea debut

ESPN staff
September 18, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »

Willian will make his debut for Chelsea after being named in Jose Mourinho's starting XI for their Champions League opener against FC Basel.

There is no room in the squad for Fernando Torres, with Samuel Eto'o given the nod up front and Demba Ba on the bench.

Mourinho makes five changes from Saturday's defeat to Everton, with Juan Mata the man to make way for Willian.

Arsenal make one change for their clash away to Marseilles with Per Mertesacker replacing Carl Jenkinson. The German is also handed the captain's armband.

Mesut Ozil also starts for Arsenal, with Olivier Giroud shaking off a knee injury to take his place in the side.

Chelsea team v Basel: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Cole, Van Ginkel, Lampard, Oscar, Hazard, Willian, Eto'o

Subs: Schwarzer, Terry, Azpilicueta, Mikel, De Bruyne, Mata, Ba

Basel team v Chelsea: Sommer, Voser, Schar, Ivanov, Safari, Frei, Salah, Diaz, Stocker, Sio, Streller

Subs: Vailati, P Degen, Ajeti, Suaro, D Degen, Delgado, Xhaka

Marseilles team v Arsenal: Mandanda, Fanni, N'Koulou, Mendes, Morel, Romao, Imbul, Payet, Valbuena, A.Ayew, Gignac

Subs: Samba, Mendy, Cheyrou, Lemina, J Ayew, Thauvin, Khalifa

Arsenal team v Marseilles: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscienly, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Flamini, Ramsey, Walcott, Ozil, Wilshere, Giroud

Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Monreal, Jenkinson, Miyaichi, Hayden, Akpom

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