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Torres: Decision for Villas-Boas to make

Torres: Decision for Villas-Boas to make

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Andre Villas-Boas was still deciding on Monday whether to recall Fernando Torres for Chelsea's Champions League opener against Bayer Leverkusen.

The misfiring Torres lost his place in the side for Saturday's Premier League win at Sunderland, with Daniel Sturridge coming in and scoring the decisive goal.

Ramires is suspended for Tuesday's game at Stamford Bridge after being sent off in last season's defeat at Manchester United, Didier Drogba (head) is still sidelined, Michael Essien (knee) is long-term injured, and Romelu Lukaku and Ryan Bertrand are ineligible.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Ivanovic, Bosingwa, Ferreira, Terry, Luiz, Alex, Cole, Mikel, Romeu, McEachran, Lampard, Meireles, Mata, Malouda, Torres, Anelka, Sturridge, Kalou, Hilario.

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Champions League Fixtures

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
19:45
Benfica v Zenit  
B Dortmund v Arsenal  
Galatasaray v Anderlecht  
Juventus v Malmo FF  
Liverpool v Ludogorets  
Monaco v Leverkusen  
Olympiakos v A Madrid  
R Madrid v Basel  
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Ajax v PSG  
Ath Bilbao v Shak Donetsk  

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