• Champions League

Cole, Lampard, Hazard, Luiz, Mata dropped

ESPN staff
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Willian and Samuel Eto'o have been given the go-ahead to lead the Chelsea line against Schalke in the Champions League as Jose Mourinho makes six changes to the team which lost to Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday.

Fernando Torres has been ruled out by injury, with Eto'o getting the nod over Demba Ba.

Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Juan Mata and David Luiz drop to the bench, while Eden Hazard misses out altogether.

Chelsea starting XI to face Schalke: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Mikel; Schurrle, Oscar, Willian; Eto'o

Substitutes: Schwarzer, Cole, Luiz, Lampard, De Bruyne, Mata, Ba

Meanwhile, in Dortmund, Arsenal remain unchanged from the side which beat Liverpool on Saturday.

Arsenal starting XI to face Borussia Dortmund: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Ramsey, Arteta, Rosicky, Ozil, Cazorla; Giroud

Substitutes: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Monreal, Gnabry, Jenkinson, Hayden, Bendtner

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