Ancelotti names Blues XI

Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti has already named his side ahead of their Champions League opener in Group F against MSK Zilina on Wednesday.

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Terry: In Blues line-up

Terry: In Blues line-up

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The Chelsea line-up is: Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Alex, Yury Zhirkov, Michael Essien, Yossi Benayoun, John Obi Mikel, Daniel Sturridge, Florent Malouda and Nicolas Anelka.

Captain Terry has shaken off a rib injury to play while England midfielder Frank Lampard is out with a hernia problem and left-back Ashley Cole has been rested.

Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba is suspended and full-back Jose Bosingwa is out with a knee injury.

Chelsea team: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Alex, Zhirkov, Essien, Benayoun, Mikel, Sturridge, Malouda, Anelka. Subs (from): Turnbull, Hilario, Ferreira, Ramires, Kalou, Kakuta, Van Aanholt, Bruma.

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A Madrid v Juventus
Basel v Liverpool
Leverkusen v Benfica
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17:00
CSKA Mosc v Man City  
19:45
Apoel Nicosia v PSG  

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